8 Months

This month I came back to England. Mum warned me it would be cold, but sometimes here it goes as low as TWENTY FIVE DEGREES, so I didn’t take much notice.  Boy, was I wrong. I don’t know how you guys manage, I really don’t. On the plus side though, I got to have a whole new wardrobe, with TIGHTS!

We went on lots of walks in England which was pretty fun, but I always had to wear So Many Clothes.

In fact, we seemed to go for a lot of walks when we were in England. Going for walks is quite boring.

And also quite tiring.

On the plus side,I did get to see some sheep.

It was also the first time I ate lamb though, which was quite confusing.

I’m eating all sorts now. Spaghetti bolognaise, chicken casserole, ratatouille…. Spaghetti bolognaise is my favourite because I can smear it everywhere and it stains really nicely. Mum says she takes ages to make it, but quite honestly, I can’t tell the difference between that and the stuff out of the packet, so I mostly mush it into the table, or even better, my clothes.

The good thing about this England place we went to is that they have this stuff called ‘carpet’ which is way more comfortable to sit on than the hard stuff we have at home. It encouraged me to give this crawling malarkey a go, and oh emmm geeeeee! It’s great! Seriously. There is no stopping me now – mum can put me down somewhere and turn around for a second, and BAM, I’m gone.

Even better than that though, is STANDING UP!

As I dictate this post to mum, I’m standing up holding on to the sofa. It’s great, because I get better access to the irritatingly fast moving grey fluffy thing they call ‘The Cat’, but the downside is, I’ve not learnt how to sit down yet. It means I either let go and topple back on to the floor, mostly landing on my head, which REALLY hurts, or I just shout and shout until mum comes and helps me bend my knees so I can sit down. I mostly go for the first option, but hopefully one day I’ll learn.

I can also wave bye bye, and clap, but I make sure I never do it when mum asks me to, and especially not when there’s a camera around. I’m not a performing monkey you know.

Anyway, when we were in England I met Granny.

Except it was quite confusing, because then I met another granny.

And then two more grannies. Who knew a girl could have so many Grannies?

I have to say, I’m not sure why everyone (especially all of these grannies) live over in England. It’s really cold, and you can’t go swimming every day. Doesn’t make sense to me.

Plus, you have this weird green spiky stuff on the floor, which really doesn’t taste very nice.

Believe me. I tried it several times. You know, just to check.

Right, I think that’s it from me this month. Can you believe there’s only one more post and then it will be my one year birthday post?! Woohooooooo!

So, see you guys when I’m ten months….byeeeeee!

Categories: Any Other Baby, Becoming a Mother, Written By Clare
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  1. Posted August 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    And I think there’s my bridge, over there in the distance. Somewhere behind this post of a rediculously gorgeous girl. These write-ups make me snort into my coffee everytime. :)


  2. Posted August 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Is it possible to overdose on cute? I think I just did.



  3. Steff
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    I’ll never get tired of seeing that wee smiley face!! So beautiful. x

  4. Mahj
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    Is it wrong or right to covert a 8 month olds wardrobe?!

    I only ever have one thing I think of whenever I see Emmi and her posts: Le super cute sigh.


    • Katielase
      Posted August 7, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

      No, I totally need those heart tights in my life. Also majorly coveting Clare’s scarf/cardi combo on the walk.

      K x

      • Clare
        Posted August 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

        Who DOESN’T need navy tights with red hearts on in their life? Show me one person. My personal favourites are not showcased well here (you can just see them in the red pushchair picture) but they are rainbow stripes.

        RAINBOW stripes.

        • Zan
          Posted August 7, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

          The first thought that popped into my head when I read this was “ooooh, nice headband! do they come in a grown-up size?” :)

          • Posted August 7, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

            Yep me too, Emmi is now my style icon!

  5. Katielase
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    I can’t really say anything other than…. OMIGOD SQUEEEEEEE! Emmi, you are just so very beautiful, and your smile makes me happy.

    K x

    • Clare
      Posted August 7, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for the lovely comments guys. After having to actually ARGUE with a man in the lift today regarding her being a GIRL and NOT a boy (despite her being in a red ruffly top, white leggings with bows on the side and a bloody great hairband with a flower on), “but it looks like a boy , lah” ?! it’s nice to know that SOME people think she’s cute.

      • Posted August 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

        If only she had a mustache, like me.

        • Roz
          Posted August 7, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

          Thanks Anna I just inhaled my coffee!!

          • Clare
            Posted August 7, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

            Ah, perhaps the drawn on comedy moustache was the cause of his confusion.

  6. Sarah
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Emmi is so ridiculously cute!! How is she 8 months old already?! Makes me even more excited about our little one’s arrival… Hopefully not long now as I’m 36 weeks :) xxx

  7. Posted August 7, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Clare your photographs of your daughter get better every post. I am glowing with PRIDE even though that is a sin.

    Emmi, you rock the tights.

    • Clare
      Posted August 7, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

      Thanks LucyLoo….although the pictures are about to get A LOT worse now she’s a moving target. Expect all pictures from now on to have a certain amount of ‘stylised blur’.

      • Alex
        Posted August 7, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

        Missing the ‘like’ button here :-)

  8. PiriyaP
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    This is the cutest thing ever! Emmi is the cutest thing ever!

    I absolutely LOVE the heart and rainbow-patterned tights. She is such a fashionista. Her smiles in these photos are gorgeous. Looking forward to reading about more of her adventures.

  9. Posted August 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    Aah you smiling so much reading this post! Emmi is totally wardrobe and I too want her wardrobe especially the dress with the birds on! xx

    • Posted August 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

      Oops sorry I of course meant totally gorgeous!!! xx

  10. Roz
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Love this post! And the tights, but like you said Clare who doesn’t need such fabulous tights in their life?! I think you did very well not to punch the man in the lift x

  11. Posted August 7, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Emmi is quite possibly the most gorgeous (and hilarious!) baby in history. I think we need to get team AOW tights, we could totally rock the navy with hearts look…


  12. Katie
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    She is so cute, and well dressed. I could coo over these photos all day long.

  13. Frances
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    So so gorgeously cute! I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want the dress with the birds on it too… I love Emmi’s wardrobe.

  14. KatieG
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Aaaaaaaww! That is all.

    Oh, and I want some navy heart-print tights.

  15. Hannah
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Cute cute and cute again

    That man in the lift was just jealous that he couldn’t rock the headband with flower on look… I reckon I could give it a good go, though!

  16. Sharon
    Posted August 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Love these posts, so so so cute xxx

  17. Rach M
    Posted August 12, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Loved this, what a pearl! Beautiful. The photos are really really fab.

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