Tuesday, August 10, 2010

11 months

Ah, Rocky

Daddy has been joking all month that we should change your name from Lachie to Rocky, because you're so tough. You really are. You don't get grizzly with teething, you don't cry when you're sick, and you don't kick up a fuss when you whack your head, which you seem to be doing a lot lately - since you discovered standing up!

You LOVE standing up. You love it so much that you do it all day long, which is so adorable. And all night long too, which is, well, less adorable, if I'm honest :)

The last 5-6 weeks have been long ones - you've been waking up a lot in the night and we think it's because you're so excited about crawling and standing that you want to do it all night long, even when you're so so tired you can't quite manage it. We've had to separate you and Hamish at night so that you don't wake him too! But you're much much better this week - only waking once, so hopefully we'll be back to normal soon.

You and Hamish have discovered dancing, and you seriously go for it! You're quite picky though, you don't just dance to anything. So far we've discovered you love Thirsty Merc, Stairway to Heaven, and quite a lot of Oasis (thanks dad). But your favourite favourite song of all time is Coldplay's "Lost". (I am playing it right now and you are totally sitting there dancing - you are scrumptious!).

You love blowing raspberries - especially when your mouth is full of food..... Messy, but funny. Mama and Daddy have to try very very hard not to laugh.

You've caught up to Hamish in weight too now Mr Lach. You're 8.2kg of gorgeousness.

I adore you, you cheeky little monkey.
As ever, all the love in the universe
Your Mama

Hamish, my beautiful boy

Happy 11 month birthday darling one.

You're still the most chilled out, happy baby going around. You find delight in everything and everyone around you. You're the one who melts even the most hardened hearts when we're out and about. You can secure a smile from anyone.

You're trying so hard to stand up too. You can get yourself up onto your knees, and you put your arms up to hold on and puuuuull, so I am sure that any day now you'll be up and about.

You've found your groove too. You really love music - your little ears prick up and a big grin sneaks across your face, and you start moving. You even dance to the music on tv ads! But most of all you love it when I sing "Hushabye Mountain".

You chat chat chat chat all day long. Sing and chat. You make the most delightful noises - I could listen to you all day long. Your giggle is the most beautiful thing I've ever heard. Your belly laugh makes me laugh out loud.

I love how excited you get when you spot me around the corner and race as fast as your little hands and knees will carry you to reach me, smiling and laughing all the way.

You're 8.2kg now, and every single gram of you is delicious.

As ever, all the love in the universe
Your Mama


  1. Rocky is going to stick, you know! Love it!

  2. This is really nice...and such beautiful photographs (i love this age)!

  3. GORGEOUS!!! What great photos!


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