Level 2 Competency


Friday, 13 December 2013: Two Hundred and Fifty Six Days Old.

Ayla “graduated” from swimming lessons today.

Well, we got a certificate of graduation but it really just means that the term’s finished and Ayla has achieved a level 2 (out of 3) competency in the key activities.

The “key activities” include;
– getting wet
– keeping balance
– kick & arm action
– going under water
– staying afloat

Level 2 is the best a baby of eight and a half months could possibly achieve, so I guess we passed with flying colours (a.k.a. A+ !)

Despite Ayla’s swimming prowess, we’ve enrolled for next term as well.

With my return to work looming in April I am on a mission to enjoy as many experiences I can with my baby girl, and taking her to swimming lessons is one of them.

We’ve also enrolled in music class for next year too, which should be heaps of fun!

My goodness, going back to work sure will be tough!




Monday, 19 August 2013: Twenty Weeks Old.

Everything about the baby world is new to me so I find myself learning something new every day…

Today’s lesson was about bibs.

1) Bibs are a necessity. They catch drool and spew in the early days, and then when food comes into the picture they’re like a shining light amongst the mess.

2) Bibs tend to ruin a good outfit. Ayla has so many gorgeous clothes but I’m constantly covering them up with bibs. Plus, it’s hard work to find a bib that compliments an outfit and even harder to find one that makes a statement on its own.

3) Bibs come in all shapes, sizes, colours and materials. I never thought finding a “good” bib would be an issue, but it is!

So far I’ve only been able to find one online company that addresses each of these recent bib learnings and I’m grateful!

Titchie bibs are cute, well made, soft and easy to put on. And they’re the perfect size for catching all the crazy things that dribble out of Ayla mouth… Maybe I need one for Hubby too? Lol 😉