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The Curse of the Dummy

A picture of a dummy with the words "The Curse of the Dummy" superimposed.

Big news. The three-year-old finally gave up her dummy recently. The plan was for her to ditch it before she turned three, but we’re only a month and a half behind schedule. As the carnival surrounding Christmas happened in the intervening period I’m happy with that. So another parenting battle has been won but at …

Down the rabbit hole

A rabbit in a meadow.

Amelie’s speech is developing at an amazing rate at the moment. All of a sudden, she’s coming out with new words, phrases and even short sentences. We’ve witnessed the word explosion phase twice before with Dylan and Xander so we shouldn’t be surprised but, somehow, we are. I think this is because there’s still a …

Amelie values

A happy 14-month-old girl.

It’s been a while since I wrote a post about Amelie, so it’s definitely time for an update. First things first, she’s now at the stage where we don’t know how to refer to her. She’s somewhere between baby and toddler at the moment – she’s been mobile for ages, but still looks like a baby. So what …

One year old already!

A happy girl who is one year old already!

It’s gone in a blur but Amelie is one year old already. I remember the first year passing quickly with both Dylan and Xander, but this has to be a new record. Yesterday was a year since her dramatic arrival. Despite her worrying start to life, everything has been pretty straightforward since and she’s a happy …

11 months old already!

A happy little girl who is 11 months old already!

I can’t believe that Amelie is 11 months old already! We have had another month of milestones and mischief as she continues to make her presence felt. The big news is that her first teeth have finally broken through. They had been basically visible beneath her gums for months and all the other signs were …