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Surprise

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Tuesday, 14 August 2013: One Hundred and Thirty Three Days Old

Although Ayla surprises me every day some days I manage to surprise myself and today was no exception.

Hubby and I are renovating at home and today we were pouring concrete for our new carport.

Before I knew it, and without even realising, I was holding string line, painting poles and taking heights all with Baby Ayla in my arms.

Then later managed to (somehow) make bacon and egg sandwiches for the boys, which involved buttering toast and flipping eggs, again with Ayla on my hip.

I’m putting these newfound one-handed skills down to two things;

1) Ayla can now sit on my hip and happily hold on, which means carrying her is much easier and less scary than it was in the early days.

2) Ayla loves watching what’s going on and she loves learning new things. So while I’m carrying her around the house I make a point if telling her what I’m doing, counting out loud and explaining things so that simple tasks end up like games crossed with story time.

As a result, it seems that no matter how boring the household chore is Ayla loves it when I’m carry her around.

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Survived

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Thursday, 18 July 2013: One Hundred and Seven Days Old.

Well, Ayla survived her first night in a big girl bed!

She still wriggled sideways but there were no knots for me to cut out of her hair this morning 🙂

Ayla seems to be getting a better daytime nap routine too; she goes down for a couple of hours around 11am, and then again around 4.30pm.

I’ve been hanging for this routine to take shape for ages and I’m really hoping it lasts!

Even if I can count on a couple of spare hours to myself each day, it will make a world of difference to the house and paper work that’s piling up!