The last year has been something of a rollercoaster ride - well, bits of it. Plenty of screams, some disorientation, but no arm-waving or safety bars. I refer, of course, to motherhood. Those of you who already know me will be aware that I've been a full-time, stay-at-home-mum to my little Elspeth for the last year, and those of you who don't are aware now!
Here is a quick list of Elspeth's milestones so far:
- At four months she was rolling over really well, and standing with assistance.
At four and a half months she started regular solid food.
At five months she played her father's bass guitar for the first time, and was enthusiastic about grabbing at our glasses and forks.
At six months she was saying "da da" regularly.
At seven months she was sitting up very well on her own, and also got a couple of teeth.
At eight months she was doing a kind of commando-crawl.
At eight and a half months she was crawling well, and pulling herself up to cruise around.
At eleven months she was walking.
Now, at twelve months, she is RUNNING, getting into everything, causing mischief, and generally taking up most of my time!