So I’ve been told I need to get off my arse and blog a
lot bit more often. Yes dear hubby, I am paying attention.
Obviously we have just had Christmas, though it’s not a particularly busy time for us as we aren’t social butterflies and have very little family to speak of. We spent the day lounging around in our pyjamas (nothing new there), opening Sprogzilla’s presents and preparing dinner. The boy wasn’t particularly impressed with the latter and to be honest it wasn’t the best roast I’ve ever eaten. We bought a “three-meat” joint which sounded nice at the time, but the combination of duck, chicken and turkey with stuffing turned out to be a bit of a letdown.
On the presents front, things were rather better. The wooden kitchen I’d spent three hours assembling was greeted with much enthusiasm, as were the contents I’d lovingly stuffed it with. Many shrieks of “wow!” ensued from a certain little boy.
We took our time giving him the rest of his gifts. It was certainly a more exciting affair than last year, when he was far too young to understand what the heck was going on. Ripping away the wrapping paper was a source of much amusement, as were the many cardboard boxes left over at the end of the morning. He didn’t have a huge amount to open, being as we’re skint and the afore-mentioned lack of large family, but I think he got some good toys. The kitchen is definitely his favourite, which is a relief as it was the most expensive! He also loves his bumblebee beanbag, was a bit scared of it initially but now throws himself onto it and drags it around the floor.
In other news, sleep has been a bit all over the place thanks to molars coming through. Poor little guy has woken a few times in quite a state and I can’t say I blame him looking at the size of those buggers. We now have a total of five complete teeth and two more coming through. I shall be bloody glad when this teething business is over.
We had him measured again on the 22nd. I was confident that he had gained enough height to be back on the chart again (barely) but it turned out to be rather disappointing. He’s only gained 1.5cm in three months and the HV has advised us to see the GP in the New Year. It’s unlikely any tests will be done at this stage, but we need to bring it to the doctor’s attention. Weight gain was slowing down a bit, but nothing to be worried about apparently. Head circumference on the other hand is nice and stable on the 50th percentile!
Sprogzilla is learning new words so fast now that I can barely keep up and his comprehension is amazing! He’s quite the little mover too, twirling around and swaying to anything with the slightest tune and he can even do some cool Yogo poses! His favourite “move” is hopping like a frog and shouting “up” and “down” accordingly.
Sprogdaddy washed the boy’s hair last night. We don’t do it often as a) his hair never seems to need it and b) he screams the house down when being rinsed. Yesterday was no exception. There are days I am very glad I don’t do bath time.
Oh well, housework calls. Sprogzilla wishes you all a fabulous and peaceful New Year!