She loves singing, I swear I can hear bits of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star forming when she really gets in her stride. She’s so good at communicating as well, she’ll wave like crazy when she sees either of us now, she understands a wave can mean hello or goodbye, I think.

She also clapped for the first time without me having to help her, which is good! Before now I’d grab both hands and place them together – and she’d keep doing it after I let go. It’s a skill she’s picked up after mastering waving – and is finally starting to ‘go it alone’…

I think the next thing to try out is pointing. She can already indicate when she wants her water when we’re eating – although that’s more reaching out with both hands. She’ll sometimes hold the cup high up with both hands – we’ve started calling that one ‘FA Cup’…

Anyway, nursery. So far, so good. Bar a bit of a hiccup on Friday, which I’m putting down to teething (very clingy, very upset, fine once she got a teether) it’s been fantastic. There was another mum there on Friday who commented on how confident she seems, and that she’ll have no problems… which is what I’m hoping. I’m so glad we got her in for one day a week, as when the time comes to go full-time hopefully it’ll be much easier for her. I was able to leave her in the play area and fill out some paperwork and natter, and she was more than happy with the other babies, occasionally checking the door to see when I’d be back, and when I did, bursting into tears. Awww. She had ham for the first time too – ham and cheese toasties (which she fed herself, of course). I caught them all eating, and it was SO cute. She looked really happy, and like she was really enjoying herself. It’s the second week next week, when I get to do the tougher stuff (like settling her for a nap) – should be interesting….