Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The sort of 4 month (and a week) update

Firstly, there WAS a post. It was funny - I laughed. It took all day to hone the level of levity required for the depth of the subject matter. It had some great concepts and words woven in, and I promised photos.


Unfortunately, Blogger decided that it needed to do some housework during one of the many baby-induced breaks I took during the writing of that post AND I made the fatal mistake of not copying the whole lot to somewhere else before hitting "Publish" - and the rest, as they say, is at the bottom of the deep Blogger Ocean.

So instead you get an update. And photos.

Here goes.














Paris is now 4 months, 1 week old.
She is 7kg and long - it all depends on how you stick the various tapes together as to how long she might be, according to the nurse who measured and shot her today.
She rolls. 10 days ago there was a baby who HATED to be on her stomach for the ordered Tummy Time. She is over that - put her down and you don't have time to turn around before she has flipped over. And over. And over.





The thing that really irks her now is she can see where she wants to go, but hasn't quite worked out the spin and roll combination required to get there. She does have a mighty effort in moving forward while on her tummy, but has yet to learn that heaving the stomach off the tarmac will be far more effective.



I give her a week before we have reached DEF CON 3 when we absolutely need to contemplate gates and put the electronic equipment out of reach.

(as an aside, our Digital Television experiment has moved into the unknown - on the plus side, we have got a picture and the annoying buzz has disappeared, downside is we now receive no sound at all, apparently a state of affairs that the helpdesk has NEVER EVER encountered before. Glad to be breaking new territory for you, fellas.)

She drools and screams - until today, I was blaming it all on teeth, but now we have medicine and an explanation for sudden tenderness in my bosom OTHER THAN oh, it must be because I am a carp mother and we have lost our magic in the latch...

14 comments:

rhubarbwhine said...

She is simply gorgeous, she hets more gorgeous each post. We are in love, down here :) xx

Debby said...

You are not a carp mother.

Mary Paddock said...

She's beautiful! :) I love the picture of her with the hat.

MissyBoo said...

No you're not a carp mother - look at the beautiful, Paris looking so healthy and meeting milestones, not to mention that other gorgeous girl you have grown :)

Rootietoot said...

all mothers are carp mothers. just ask their teenaged children.You, however, have a beautiful baby, and plenty of years before she tells you every mistake you've ever made. Enjoy!

Tamsyn said...

Yay photos!! Your girls are so gorgeous :)

I'm glad to hear that Paris is doing well and meeting all of her milestones. The whole moving around thing is freaking me out though. Please ask her not to tell Max that it's possible to move. I'm still enjoying being able to put him down in one spot and having him stay there.

Jayne said...

No, you're not a carp mother, just ask any tiddler or whitebait :P
Gorgeous photos ;)

ELIZABETH said...

How cute.

Lin said...

Only one word pops into my mind now: a-do-ra-ble!

It also makes me feel clucky and a tiny tad envious. :)

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

oh Jeanie - Paris is gorgeous & Salina too, the proud big sister.

MY friend's bub was born 31/12/09 and I love snuggling with her ...how do you ever get any work done ;)

I am glad you give her a football to play with ...

Crazed Mom said...

What is a carp mother? Isn't a carp a fish? How could you be a fish mother? Oh Lord Speak American won't you? Snicker. I am quite positive you are a wonderful mother of girls and fish. Paris is adorable and at one of my very favorite ages. I know you understand the joy and the magic of babies, especially your own.

I miss it.

Hugs and love!

BUSH BABE said...

Didn't I comment on this? Seriously... sure I did? Blogger must've aten it (as Dash would say).

LOL at Crazed Mom's carp conundrum. I miss your girls... please pop them in the post immediately. I need a fix!
:-)
BB

traceelements said...

Love, love, love the photos of your girls. And can't wait for stories and photos when you reach DEF CON 3! Though I'm sure dealing with that will hinder the reporting progress!

Mistress B said...

She's gorgeous!

:)