Weekly Update #5: Rolling, Talking and Adventures

What Have We Been Up To This Week?

 

This week we have noticed so many changes. When Teddy was 5 months old, he was very much still laying down in one place. He was happy to watch us all walk about the room and if we gave him a toy to play with he would hold it carefully in his hands and inspect every little bit of it with intense focus, complete with a determined frown.

 

George, at 5 months, is moving about at every waking moment, launching himself off of people’s laps and rolling across the room at the speed of light. Slight exaggeration of course, but certainly at a fair speed seeing as he manages it in the same amount of time as it takes me to pop to the kitchen to put the kettle on.

 

I try not to compare the two of them but it is really hard not to! You refer back to your first time round for guidance through varying degrees of development and when the two don’t align then it is really noticeable. Not surprisingly, I mean, they are two completely different individuals, even if they do come from the same source.

 

Baby George and Teddy on the swings this week

 

As well as chasing a rolling super baby around the room, we have actually had a pretty action packed week. Visits to grandparents houses, an animal park and a Fire Station’s open day were all top of the list. Am quite proud of myself for having so much planned and getting out of the house intact and ready for adventure. No easy feat with two young ones and all that goes with them! It is so sweet every time we leave the house because Teddy gets super excited and declares ‘We…gon…on…a… adventcher!’.

 

Toddler Teddy enjoying his balloon this week

 

Have enjoyed using my new car for these adventures, and love the fact that it is so much bigger than my old one! No more fitting everything in like I am figuring out a Rubix Cube puzzle and no more stooping down and breaking my back when strapping the boys into their seats. It has a massive boot too, so I can just load the buggy up with room to spare and not have to sit on the back door to get it to close. Am constantly fearing it will conk out as I get so paranoid buying cars second-hand but, so far, so good.*

 

*hugs every wooden surface in the house for good fortune to continue*.

 

Teddy has been developing his speech even more and coming out with full sentences and interacting more and more coherently everyday. Upon saying good morning to him the other day, I was pulling the blind up at his window with my back facing him, and all of a sudden, his little voice said ‘Morning Mimmy, how are you?’. I have never been so overjoyed to hear someone enquire after me. But I played it cool and said ‘I’m well thank you darling, how are you?’. Best conversation I have ever had!

 

Additional Findings and Information From This Week:

 

  • ‘Mimmy’ is not a typo. I am ‘Mimmy’. ‘Mummy’ is obviously not the correct label for me in Teddy’s view. We just have to be different I guess.
  • We went to an animal park and met a load of meerkats. They were brilliant and so full of character! And I learnt that a group of them are referred to as a ‘mob’?! Made me laugh to myself, they look quite gangster like with their dark little faces and jittery appearance, as if they are on a lookout for a police raid! 
  • Spider watch is still ongoing in the house and almost every day I have been having unwanted encounters with one arachnid or another. They really need to keep their distance from me. If I have shoes on or am hoovering, it turns into a ‘every man for himself’ situation!
  • Just because you take your kids to something that they should enjoy, doesn’t mean that they actually will enjoy it. Toddlers especially. Sometimes things are too much fun and that means they get overwhelmed and tired easily which means that they actually spend most of the time crying and having to have time outs. Which is exactly what they do when they are bored too. Seriously, you can’t win sometimes. But it’s the taking part that counts right? 

 

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Comments

  1. September 11, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    It is definitely spider season. I love that you go on adventures, we do too!

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 2:28 am

      Hooray! xxx

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 2:33 am

      Too many big emotions for a small mind and body to take haha! xxx

  2. Sarah - Mud cakes and wine
    September 11, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    What a lovely week and so pleased the new car is working out well. All my three have been totally different. The third is so advanced and has no fear x

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 2:33 am

      Haha! Thank you, am glad you liked it 🙂 xxx

  3. September 11, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    Such a great post – I love your writing, you made me lol on the conversation the two you had! Cute little boys too.

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 2:34 am

      Thank you so much! Am really pleased you liked it and had a chuckle lol! xxx

  4. September 11, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    It sounds like you had a good week! Them crocs are super cute – and Im a crocs hater!

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 2:35 am

      I am usually too but these ones are so cute and only £8 in sainsburys! xxx

  5. The Mummy Bubble
    September 12, 2017 / 6:16 am

    It’s So nice to record these little moments! They’re the things you forget really quickly, but you wish you had taken the time to make a note of them. Great post x

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 2:36 am

      Exactly. That is actually why I started this blog in the first place. Am so pleased you liked it 🙂 xxx

  6. September 12, 2017 / 8:24 am

    I think you are a wonderful Mimmy! My name gets shortened to Ria or even Rie to some family members – this (rather unfortunately) has turned to ‘Aunty We’ by the youngest members…!

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 2:36 am

      Haha! Thank you! Aunty We is a lovely nickname! xxx

  7. September 12, 2017 / 10:18 am

    I love updates like this 🙂 – you’re so right though, it’s hard not to compare kids at whatever age they are. We still do it now with our two, and Lily’s 5 years older than William!
    – what car do you have now? We’re looking to get a bigger one!

    It’s lovely to go out isn’t it, and I agree it feels like such an accomplishment. Good on you! 🙂

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 2:38 am

      It’s never ending. My mum compares myself and my sister and she is 39 and I am 31! Ridiculous.lol! I got a Renault Megane Scenic! It is so nice. High up, spacious in the seats and leg room and lots of boot space too. xxx

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