|Yes, he's a chunky little monkey...|
Elli also sampled his first culinary delight a few days ago... a bit of organic baby porridge from the Rafferty's range. He wasn't overly convinced, but he certainly gave it a go! I can't believe I'm going to have to start becoming a steaming/ pureeing/ ice-cube tray-stuffing domestic goddess in a matter of days! With Fern unable to watch Elliott eat without it being "my turn! my tuuuuuuuurn!" I'm hoping it might be the catalyst for her to start eating vegetables again (don't get me started on this) and so I'm sort of secretly looking forward to this stage where, if he's anything like what Fern WAS, he'll open his mouth like a hungry sparrow to any veggie concoction I place in front of him. For a few months, anyways... I'm sure there'll be more on this exciting devt over the coming weeks!
But most of all, I'm enjoying the little personality that's blooming like a summer Frangipani. He laughs with joyous abandon, his little eyes crinkling in delight. Even when Fern splashes water onto his face while in the bath. And he squeaks at me like a little chipmunk, little sounds that one day will become words... and he wraps me around his little finger, he does. And has done. And probably always will do. What is it about mummies and their sons? Keep growing, boy-o. You're my little man in the making.
ps. Thankyou SO much to each and every one of you who have posted words of advice and support for my impending little business. YOU have given me the confidence to give this a go, and your advice is invaluable. If I could give you all a big kiss, I would. So thankyou thankyou thankyou. x