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Four months of being a mummy [20130226|18:44]
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Humuhumu is four months old today. Her achievements include giggling, being able to push up to 90 degrees on her arms and working out that her hands are attached to her. This last accomplishment has resulted in rudimentary playing with toys. By “rudimentary” I mean being able to grasp them and then, of course, bring them to her mouth. The way she looks at things when she grabs them and moves them toward and away from her never fails to remind me of the look on Dougal’s face when Father Ted tried to explain perspective to him using toy cows and a field of actual cows. “These are small, but the ones out there are far away. Small. Far away. Ah, forget it.” (YouTube clip, 28 seconds.)

She has tasted food but not been particularly impressed with anything other than cantaloupe and yoghurt. Her best fish impression came when her daddy let her lick a particularly tart raspberry. The best way to get her to giggle is to zerbert her tummy. Her favourite books are “A is for Aloha” and “Where’s My Shoggoth?” Her favourite toy is a rainbow-striped crinkly hedgehog - she likes to chew on his feet. When she wakes up in the morning and I lean down to pick her up, I’m nearly always greeted with a smile.

Humuhumu propped up on a pillow in her peach onesie, smiling at the camera.

Humuhumu playing with her hedgehog.

Humuhumu asleep in the bed at St Winifred’s Well Cottage, wearing her red dress. Hedgehog just visible above the covers.

Humuhumu in the bath at St Winifred’s Well Cottage - her first time in the big bath.

Humuhumu in her green bunny hat from cheekytubemouse and seismic.

Humuhumu in red overalls and yellow-clawed green monster socks from seismic.

[User Picture]From: anthrokeight
2013-02-26 23:41 (UTC)
AHHHHHHHHHHH. That SMILE. Such a wonderful smile. Happy 4months day, Humuhumu!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-02-27 19:56 (UTC)
I spend most of my days angling to coax that smile out of her.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2013-02-27 01:31 (UTC)
I love that there's fun monster stuff in her life!

What did she think about the big bath?

She looks like such a happy baby!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-02-27 19:58 (UTC)
She loves the big bath! I'm hoping to take her swimming this weekend because she seems to enjoy water so much.

She's a calm baby. She's a bit serious - it's not easy to make her smile.
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[User Picture]From: purplecthulhu
2013-02-27 08:53 (UTC)
So impressed that we live in a world where there is an infants book called 'Where's My Shoggoth'. HPL is either spinning in his grave or blissfully happy, and we're all a step closer to Great Cthulhu's return.

[Waggles tentacles happily]
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-02-27 19:59 (UTC)
The illustrations are fantastic. Humuhumu particularly likes the one where the protagonist and kitten are rowing a boat to see if Great Cthulhu knows where the shoggoth is.
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[User Picture]From: flexagain
2013-02-27 21:45 (UTC)
Zerbert is a new one to me, but Wikipedia redirects it to "Blowing a raspberry" along with a description of it as an unvoiced linguolabial trill. I need to try and use that phrase at some point. :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-03-03 12:46 (UTC)
"Zerbert" should also be employed as often as possible! ;)
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[User Picture]From: againstathorn
2013-02-28 02:21 (UTC)
I love the monster socks! :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-03-03 12:47 (UTC)
Me too! I hope she doesn't outgrow them before she can stomp around in them.
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2013-03-10 22:31 (UTC)
Cute! Sometimes I think everything Thomas does is so unique and amazing ,and then when I see or hear about other babies, I realise that they're all doing exactly the me things - sounds, gestures, expressions... But they're still amazing!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-03-12 21:15 (UTC)
Yes! I think that's partly why groups of mums with babies of nearly the same age find one another's company so comforting and congenial. All our babies are doing the same things but no one else is willing to marvel over and talk about it for four hours. :P
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