Eliana at 21 (and 22) Months

Eliana this is you at 21 and 22 (and a bit) months:

Again, I could write for days about the way your language is developing because every day you astound me with new words and phrases which will soon become an entirely unremarkable part of your everyday life (unless you become a literary genius, of course) so for now I’ll just include my favourites: ‘Back in a minute’, ‘Boring’ (out of context, entirely my fault that it’s entered your vocabulary at all), ‘Did it!’, ‘Thank you’ and ‘Vavoo’ (translation: Love you).

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Eliana at 20 Months

 

Eliana a quick round up of your month, because I’m late and you’ve already tipped over into your 21st month, with that two year marker, the one when we start talking in years rather than months, looming on the horizon. It’s been a bumper month but I’m keeping it brief* because your eager development has me chasing my tail and there is never, ever (ever) any time to spare.

I could write solely about how, in these past few weeks, you have gone from saying a few words to being about to talk.

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Eliana at 19 months

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Eliana, this is you at 19 months:

You have claimed a set of keys for yourself. They have a purple key fob and they are so important that ‘purple key’ was your first two-word phrase. We (Papa) mindlessly returned them to the friend whose house they unlocked only to have to retrieve them a day later as you refused to leave home without them. With key in hand you lead me to the park, pointing the way because it is a path well trodden by our daily journey.

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Eliana at 18 Months

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Eliana, this is you at 18 months:

Your words are coming thick and fast although to the untrained ear they are still a secret language that only we understand. Apart from happy, which you pronounce ‘appy’ like the French, and which you shout with gleeful abandonment. You’ve also decided daddy is Papa so we’ve taken your cues and rolled with the continental rebrand. You’ve inherited his photic sneeze reflex and when we go out as a family your sneezes synchronise as soon as we step into the sunshine and we laugh about the predictability of it, every time. From me you’ve inherited

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12 Weeks on: Our Mother and Baby Photoshoot

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A little visual feast for you today, courtesy of photographer Liam Bergin who you may remember shot my pregnancy photoshoot back in December. He kindly touched base again recently and asked if he could pop by to shoot me and Eliana going about our daily business as mum and baby in the comfort of our own flat. I am thoroughly gobsmacked at how well he did, considering Eliana was not at her most obliging and how lovely he made our flat look!

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