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Humuhumu and Keiki update [20150118|13:46]
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Keiki is a month old. He barely fits into the "New Baby" (up to 10 lbs/4.5 kg) clothes and will be progressing to the 0-3 month stuff shortly.

I have a mere ten days left of wearing the sexy sexy surgical compression stockings. \o/ TBH, I don't think they're doing much any more as I can put them on very easily and they're a bit baggy around the ankles. I'll carry on wearing them because I'm supposed to, but oh, Thursday next, how I anticipate you.

Sleep is still very broken. Keiki wakes up at least three times a night to feed. He also has his first cold, courtesy of the toddler, and uses feeding as a way to clear his sinuses, so I'm pretty much chained to him at the moment.

Apart from passing on her lurgy, Humuhumu is doing a fine job as Elder Sibling, displaying no jealousy other than when Daddy looks like he might not be able to pick her up because he's holding Keiki. (She's very attached to Daddy at the moment and prefers him to Mummy.) Her vocabulary seems to expand daily, and she uses complete(-ish) sentences to express herself most of the time, e.g. "I want orange", "I like cooking/nursery/swimming", "I DID IT!" and our least favourite, "I don't want to go to bed yet".

This weekend we made cookies from the vanilla cookie recipe in my new Nigella Christmas cookbook. (Humuhumu likes to flick through the pages and find photos of Nigella. When she sees one, she points at it triumphantly and exclaims, "MUMMY!" Mummy finds this outrageous flattery rather gratifying.) Lakeland had a big sale on Doctor Who-themed baking accoutrements - 99 pence for cookie cutters, as opposed to the £12.99 they were priced at before Christmas - so we put them to their inaugural use on our dough.

Cutting out the shapes. Pictured: Weeping Angel, Tardis, and Humuhumu exuberantly deploying the Dalek.

Ready to go in the oven.

The final product.

In conclusion, I present you with evidence that toddler fashion sense is absolutely the best thing ever.

Humuhumu strolling through the University of Birmingham campus in her blue striped coat, red and white patterned bobble hat and matching scarf, reindeer Christmas dress, purple and black striped stockings and grey bunny Mary Janes. Twirling a stick nonchalantly. As you do.

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[User Picture]From: soliano
2015-01-18 15:11 (UTC)
I can see the similarities between you and Nigella. However, you are much more attractive.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-01-20 13:42 (UTC)
If only I were as rich! :P
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[User Picture]From: soliano
2015-01-21 01:21 (UTC)
But you have the Bloke!
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2015-01-18 17:31 (UTC)
Dr Who cookie cutters - WANT!!! Am browsing there as I type.... (-:

We recently discovered where the boy's missing 9-18mth stuff had gone (=my mum's attic), just in time for it to be too small for his 15mth-old sister. Sigh!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-01-20 13:36 (UTC)
There are cake moulds, ice cube trays, cupcake decorating sets...the lot!

I had thought we were prepared for Keiki's arrival but we still ended up flapping about & digging through boxes those first ten days.
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2015-01-20 15:36 (UTC)
I have Dalek straws and cookie cutters on order.
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[User Picture]From: impix
2015-01-19 11:41 (UTC)
So cute!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-01-20 13:20 (UTC)
Devastatingly. She has this way of putting her head on one side like a small bird when she asks a question. It slays me every time.
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2015-01-20 10:53 (UTC)
Sartorial splendour!

Love the cookies. :D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-01-20 13:18 (UTC)
It's a pretty special effort, even for her.

In addition to being themed, the cookies are delicious.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2015-01-22 02:04 (UTC)
I wonder what her logic was in picking out that outfit? Was it comfort? Color? Or something else? Because you would think that even in the toddler world there's some logic, even if we wouldn't agree with that logic.

She's so cute though! And I like how you guys give her free reign in choosing her outfits!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-01-22 10:30 (UTC)
I think she likes lots of bright colours. She prefers wearing dresses, but not ones with a lot of frippery (e.g. tulle).

We didn't have much choice! If she doesn't want to wear something she'll shake her head, march to her dresser, pick out what she does want and put that on instead. :P
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