Monday, 28 March 2016

Elarna Birth & Beyond Update #10/11

Ooops, I did it again I completley forgot to blog Elarna's 10 month update so will have to roll into the one post again. Life just seems to run away with us. You can read her last update here, this was back in January, I can hardly believe it. She is changing daily, learning new things, getting up to no good and becoming a bit of a diva! She watches Alfie intently, she seems fascinated by him and his behaviours.....god help us!


We've had a busy couple of months since I last blogged. In January she had just started nursery, I was really quite apprehensive about it as I felt that she was still quite needy and reliant on me but I am completely reassured that she LOVES it. They have the most lovely sensory room that she enjoys and when my husband collects her he says that she is full of smiles and shattered. She's eating really well while there but they sometimes struggle to get her to nap, she's doesn't like to miss a thing so that doesn't surprise me one bit. This is very similar to Alfie when he started nursery, although he continued to not really nap at home, thankfully we are still on 2 naps a day with Elarna which is good. 



I always like to talk about the sibling relationship, Alfie really enjoys being a big brother, he struggles massively with jealousy though and that at times is hard to deal with. Usually he's very caring but sometimes he does get very frustrated and it's clear now that she's more on the move he doesn't know just how to deal with it. That being said he is most of the time very sweet with her.



She just puts a smile on my face. Often when I leave for work at 7am she is still dozing but on the odd ocassion when I pop my head in she's sitting up in her cot and greets me with the biggest grin, it really does give me a lift. We now have a total of 8 teeth, they have been coming through thick and fast the poor little girly, she hasn't suffered horrifically, a bit grumpy and unsettled but bearable. 


Although Elarna has found her feet and her ability to get from one place to another quite quickly by crawling we are yet to attempt to walk. She is very skilful at cruising and using various push along toys to get around but she just doesn't seem bothered by wanting to walk. I was convinced that we would have a walker way before a year but it isn't looking that way! Alfie walked just after his first birthday so I'm interested to see what Elarna will do. At the moment I have to have eyes in the back of my head as we have not fitted the stair gates as yet and she's up the stairs so quickly! She's also discovered the cupboards and drawers in the kitchen too, she's very intrigued by her new found skills!





She's such a wonderfully happy and spirited girl. She's strong willed, stubborn and knows what she wants.......I can only imagine what we have to come over the next few years! She's such a lovely little baby and so very different to Alfie. He was amazing but their whole personality and behaviour is massively different! As much as I'm sad that we are approaching her first birthday (which I can't quite believe!) I am excited about the future and to watch her to develop into a lovely little girl. 






24 comments:

  1. Ahh what gorgeous pictures! I love update posts its lovely to see the changes in our babies over the months xx #pregnancyandbeyond

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  2. Aw, that bit you wrote about when you see her grinning at you just as you're going to work, that's so lovely - you must go to work with a smile on your face on those days! Enjoy her last month before she turns one, I remember I was all emotional that month! Sabrina xx
    #pregnancyandbeyond

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  3. She's super cute and I'm so glad to hear that she loves nursery! It's quite daunting when they start isn't it! #bestandworst

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  4. Such beautiful photos. I'm so glad Elarna enjoys nursery. I remember when my son started pre-school back in January and I cried and was so anxious but he loves it! Such a relief. #abitofeverything

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  5. Lovely pictures Helen! Elarna is just too cute, I love her little headbands! :) Alfie looks like a proud big brother! Xx

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  6. Such lovely photos, how sweet! It's such a reassurance when they enjoy a childcare setting. #bestandworst

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  7. Happy 10 months to Elarna! My daughter is the same age and is about to start nursery soon. I'm really nervous about it, but it gives me hope to hear that your daughter took to it well! I also have a very stubborn, strong-willed daughter - it drives me crazy sometimes, but I love her big personality. #bestandworst

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  8. aw she is so cute! That's great that she's getting on well with nursery. It must be so hard for older siblings to adapt, but hopefully this will be the most difficult time for Alfie and then it will all be up hill! I was so bad at remembering the monthly updates in year one too xx #Bestandworst

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  9. Alfie looks like a super-helpful older brother and goodness, she is very mobile already! Thanks for sharing - NC is 7 months tomorrow so it's good to see what we have in store coming up! #bestandworst

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  10. Aww bless she is so cute and it must have been such a relief that she likes nursery! :-) #bestandworst

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  11. It looks like they have a lovely sibling relationship. It must be fascinating to have observe the differences between the two of them. #BestandWorst

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  12. Awww look at her in her pretty dress and bow - she is adorable. I love how your little ones are with each other they have a great relationship from what I can see. Seeing Elarna in her pretty bow makes me a little broody again!!!! Thank you so much for hosting this week #BestAndWorst

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  13. Love that dress with the lemons on! Time definitely speeds up the older they get... #bestandworst

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  14. Oh what a little cutey...she needs a squish I think! She is doing well on the move and with the standing. I can't wait to see if my number 2 is very different to the gremlin. xx #bestandworst

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  15. Elarna is literally a miniature version of you. Her smile just makes you smile and I'm obsessed with her gorgeous little outfits. Its so lovely that she has such a lovely relationship with her brother too. Renee @peonieandme #bestandworst x

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  16. I love the pics of Alarna! She is such a beautiful little girl - and although I don't know you, from your pictures she is the image of you helen! xx
    #bestandworst

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  17. Isn't she a joy? Such happiness in her little face. Precious memories xx Found you on #bestand worst and #blokpodcomp

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  18. Aw she is such a little cutie! It's lovely to see her big brother looking out for her already too! It amazes me just how quickly they seem to be able to scamper up stairs at this age, but it's great that she is starting to find her feet. My two really started to play together once my little man could walk. It's like Miss Tot suddenly realised that he was a potential playmate once he was up on his feet!
    Lovely post.
    Thanks for hosting
    #best and worst xx

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  19. Such cute photos, she's so photogenic Helen :-) Time does just go doesn't it?! It's great she's settled into nursery well and enjoys herself. Look forward to your next update x Thanks for hosting #bestandworst

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  20. Lovely photos, she looks like a very happy and content child! It's lovely that your son is so involved in looking after her! #bestandworst

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  21. Lovely photos, she looks like such a happy, content girl. Your son seems really happy to help look after her too, very cute! #bestandworst

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  22. Ahhhh, such a cutie! The jealousy was there for a long time in our house too but it does get better. Very glad she's so happy at nursery. #bestandworst

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  23. Aww bless! She sounds so sweet! My two are very different too in a lot of ways, and it's interesting to see how little one does things her own way. #bestandworst

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  24. What a lovely post and such beautiful pictures too:) It's so lovely to track the progress of the little ones with pictures. I love looking back at the pictures of my little ones often:)

    mainy - myrealfairy

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