“euhh neu neu neu” she says in her new posh accent, while hiding behind a piece of card. “euhh neu neu neu”

Then you can expect a giggle or two, as she realises mummy finds it all quite funny.

She’s definitely steadier on her feet now too, whether this means she’ll be walking soon, I don’t know.

My maternity leave runs out three weeks yesterday. How depressing. I’ll be back to work on Monday, Thursday and Friday until nursery can offer more days. This last year has flown, and now the clock is ticking down. In some ways I’m looking forward to it (she’s so tiring!) and in other ways I’m dreading it (I miss my baby, and I’m going to miss her doing things, maybe, like walk for the first time), but I guess it all balances out in the end.