Miaow

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J: “What does a cat say?” B: “Rrrar.” J: “Very good! A lion says Rrrar, doesn’t it? A cat says Miaow.” I didn’t get a “Miaow” back, but I did get a grin, which was a win today because the … Continued

Spanning

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Guitarists’ fingers, R thinks. I was thinking about Rachmaninov…. Baby B was on fine form today, which allowed his grandparents to be their best selves too, and a good time was had by all of us, all day. We managed … Continued

Counting

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I’m not sure whether Baby B was counting his fingers here – something he likes to do quite often, just to make sure they’re all still present and correct – or checking Granddad’s calculations while they were going through their … Continued

21 weeks

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Another day of grandson-wrangling for R and me over in Welsh Wales, where Baby B is showing distinct signs that he thinks he’s now ready to get a car and a house and set about running his own life. Certainly … Continued

Cuddles

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Another rollercaster day down in the Principality: there was engagement and frustration, there were chuckles and tears, there was bouncing around and then falling into an exhausted doze. And that was just me – Baby B had quite a busy … Continued

Finely balanced

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Do you remember when sitting up required a massive amount of concentration, the involvement of all ten fingers and toes, and the production of quite a lot of dribble? No, me neither. But I sense that I’m heading back in … Continued

Delicate

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Baby B wasn’t on his best sparkling form today. I think he’s probably reached  Leap 3, because we definitely saw more than usual of the ‘Three Cs’ – clinginess, crankiness and crying. He’s interested in things in the outside world, … Continued