Monday, 3 March 2014: Forty Eight Weeks Old.
Food colouring isn’t bad for kids… is it?
A friend of mine told me a few weeks ago that I should colour some bits of dried macaroni pasta with food dye so that Ayla can play with different colours which is apparently good for her development.
I was feeling crafty a couple of days ago and made up four colours of pasta, but I quickly realised that Ayla would simply eat the pasta and that the food dye ran very quickly after being in her slobbery gob.
So I packaged it up and made a colourful rattle instead, which has worked just fine considering Ayla loves anything even half musical.
But today Ayla somehow discovered a rogue piece of pasta and she made a right mess of it… and herself!
I had been busy on the computer, and when I turned around I could see blue dye all over the tiles, the toys and all over Ayla.
Ayla was stoked! She could see that her hands, feet and tummy had turned blue and thought it was a great game, then when I took her to the bathroom to try and wash it off Ayla caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror and started giggling.
I scrubbed for a bit and removed some of the excess dye but Ayla’s porcelain skin still has a delicate tinge of blue, but hopefully not for long!
Tuesday, 10 September 2013: One Hundred and Sixty One Days Old.
It’s official…. Baby Ayla has a front mullet.
Not to be confused with a regular mullet, the stylish front mullet keeps the boring business stuff at the back thus allowing the front to par-tay all day.
It’s a great hair doo for Ayla because a front mullet can be easily styled to look like a party hat so she’s never unprepared for a good time.
No really, in all seriousness, Ayla’s front mullet has become a bit of a talking point…
She’s had comments from friends, family and even strangers on her not-very-desirable hair doo, but luckily for Ayla she wears it with a special kind of classy cute unrivalled by imitation.
Ayla’s infamous front mullet has evolved since she started losing her “birth” hair a few months ago.
Now, at just five and a bit months old Ayla’s sporting a style more commonly found in Chinese retirement villages, or alone and hunched over in the witchcraft section of the library.
But what exacerbates Ayla’s doo is the colour.
The dark brown locks Ayla was born with are slowly being replaced with white blonde wisps of hair that match her pale skin, so even if new hair has sprouted it’s almost invisible to the naked eye!
But don’t despair! You too can get a front mullet and be just like Baby Ayla! Call your local hairdresser NOW to book an appointment and don’t take no for an answer…
Monday, 28 April 2013: Four Weeks Old.
Ayla’s beginning to react to bright colours and new sounds.
Yesterday I caught her staring at a Bugs Bunny cartoon on TV and today she was in awe of the colourful squeaky toys we put in front of her.
While I’m still so in love with little tiny baby Ayla, I’m super excited to see her grow… I can hardly wait for her first smile and her first laugh, to see her play with her toys, and to watch her turn toward me when I call her name.
In other news… the midwife visited today and Ayla’s all on track; she’s now 3.58kg and 52cm (she was 2.89kg and 47cm at birth).
Also, I got a good nights sleep last night so I’m feeling much better, but I still only managed a 30 min nap this arvo before mummy-duty called!