1) Percy Piglet is the hungriest baby in the whole world. Ever.
Seriously, she does not stop eating. Ever. I don't know where she puts it all, because she's still only 12lbs... but my God, she can eat. We like chicken and squash rubbish; cheesy spinach crap; fruity porridge; eggy custard; normal porridge (shh it's not just for babies over 6 months...); rice pudding; and (the best) chocolate pudding (took me forever to find some, but I managed it in the end!). We still don't like bananas though. And we consume all of this alongside 5700000 oz of milk each day. Still no sign of any teeth yet, but she's Queen of the Dribbler's and Lord High Commander of the Fist Eaters, so I'm sure they'll appear soon.
2) Percy Piglet knows how to wrap Mummy around her little finger.
Note to all future parents: unless you plan on spending every waking moment doting on your child for their entire life, don't do it for the first 4 months. Percy is a very very very spoilt baby. I spend a lot of time not just with Percy, but actually on Percy. We're generally always having a chatter or a play, or reading stories. We're definitely always chattering. Constantly chattering. I probably spend more time talking to Percy than to anyone else. As such, we've now reached a stage where Mummy wants to leave Percy to play for 5 minutes whilst she goes, for example, to wash the bottles. Percy is not happy. Percy wants Mummy. Percy wants attention. Percy says, "PLAY WITH ME NOW, MOTHER!!!" And if I don't respond within 20 seconds, she has a trick. She does her little lip curl which she knows crucifies me. So I run over, and pick her up and within an instant she's smiling and giggling again. My own daughter knows how to manipulate me, and she is only four months old. Help.
3) Mummy is now officially a volunteer at the North Staffs Hospital!!!!!!!
WOOOOO, YAY! WOOOOOO! Had my interview this morning and they said everything was fine for me to start. Just need my CRB check to be sent off and then on the wards we go!!!! I've got a training day next week. I literally can't WAIT! I'm so excited about starting!!!!
4) Oh yeah, and we've kind of left home. No biggie...
Things weren't really working out, so we're staying with my Grandparents in Stoke at the moment until October. Need to formulate a plan as to where to go after then. The optimum situation would probably be to find somewhere in London that we could move into, prior to returning to Uni in January. So that's what we're aiming for at the moment. But who knows how it's all going to work out. We arrived on Monday, and so far it has been lovely. We've spent lots of time with Great Gran and Great Gramps. We've been over to see Great Nana and spent lots of time with her. We've joined the swimming baths (we're going to Parent and Toddler group tomorrow morning). We've got a running club on Saturday mornings. We're very much liking being able to walk to shops. That's wonderful. We also have a HUGE bed that has room for both of us to starfish in, so I am SUPER happy about that.
Percy has been so good about the whole thing. She's adjusted so quickly, and settled in absolutely fine. She really is an angel. We left in a bit of a hurry and with limited baggage storage (i.e. it was whatever I could carry), so unfortunately Mummy banana brain left Percy's books and toys at Mimsy and Gramps' house (although I swear I put crinkle mouse in her bag...). Also left our lovely stash of baby food and bulk-bought nappies and wipes. So, at the moment, Percy has The Times and New Scientist as her bedtime stories, and we've bought some bargain Boots nappies to keep us going.
We are survivors.
p.s. Everyone in Stoke is so friendly and I love the way they all speak. Seriously, yesterday some boys who were like 10 years old offered to help me with Percy's pushchair down some stairs. And I'm 75% sure that they weren't trying to steal anything from me. Ok, maybe only 70% sure. But still, a very lovely gesture.