Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Big Day!

Bryn has had a huge day!

We ment Amanda and Laurent at our local ABA meeting this morning. Seems like a nice bunch of women, there was a little girl there born the day after Bryn, by the name of Tabitha Stevens (love that name! And yes, that is the name of the little girl in Bewitched, first and last, LOL, apparently it started out as a joke - boy will that family be shocked if she's a rainbow child and suddenly starts manifesting!!!), pretty little thing with red hair (redder than Luey's) and porcelain skin, looking at her equally red head mum, she's detined to be gorgeous, LOL!

I feel somewhat twitish going to an ABA meeting 6.5 years after I started breastfeeding and with no "issues" to ask advice about... However, who knows, maybe I still have stuff to learn that I don't know about, and maybe I can be of some help to someone else, if only to say, yeah, btdt, it's normal!

Dave swapped out today with Friday at work, so he could be home with the boys (who would have been truly bored witless amongst all the babies and tiny tots)... I was really hoping that he'd know about his redundancy by now, he put in for it a month ago, but now we've heard (through the grapewine) it'll be another three weeks before we know... Somehow, I doubt Dave will let Krish get away with not saying anything for three whole weeks...

Anyway, got home, did some washing (nappies, don't know that that counts as washing, hmmmm), then at 5-ish, Nicole, a mum from EB popped 'round with this toy I'd bought from her for Bryn for $40. The toy is virtually brand new (been put over a newborn twice), and the rrp for a new one in the box is $89, so I was chuffed to get this, and no postage because she cheerfully delivered it to my door (what a sweetie!)...

Erik and Luey swooped on it, of course. It plays all sorts of music, classical, nursery rhymes (which are also classical, btw, Twinkle Twinkle Litte Star by Mozart - ok, that's probably NOT what Mozart called it, but anyhoo)... It also had a free play element which sounds like a piano, not that you can play much with just 5 keys, but it's a start... I'm pretty sure a *real* muso had something to do with it's design, considering the musical content (including warm up scales, LOL, reminds me of the old choir days)... It has three modes, playgym, where the baby lies under it, sitting and standing. Now that Bryn can sit, he loved bashing on it! Erik and Luey have each had a little play, but I've had to limit it so they know not to run the batteries down...

Oh and my favourite thing about it... It has VOLUME CONTROL!!! And by volume control I mean, it plays QUIET or WHISPER QUIET - just what every parent wants, MWAHAHAHAHA!!!

1 comment:

loz said...

We have that exact toy and Elijah used to LOVE it to bits actually whenever he sees the pieces inthe garage he brings it out to play with lol Glad you enjoyed the ABA meeting I must get myself to one very soon:)

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