Butterfly and I had a really good day today. We set off in the morning to meet the lovely Tia-Louise and her adorable bunch of kidlings! Butterfly stuck pretty close to me to begin with but chose to crawl around a bit at the end, so she must have felt at ease! She also liked Aria-Rose (who wanted me to "put her dowwwwwn" so she could play Mumma hen!), Butterfly stroked her face and hair while she was playing next to her. Nawwwww!
On the way home I popped in to see Jenny (of Vintage is Beautiful) to pick up a prize we had won a while back... and buy Butterfly a dolly that was named after her!! It is so cute, and Butterfly loves her already, check out the big cuddles!!! Poor Jenny, I turned up unannounced because I couldn't get through to her mobile... normally I wouldn't do that to someone but I was driving past her house! She was forgiving, and humoured me even though she was sick... thankyou JENNY!! She needent have apologised for her attire... if anyone knocked on my door at 10am they would probably find me in a singlet and a pair of granny undies!! My poor poor post lady, she's seen it all...
Here she is... Miss Jossie doll!
When I got home there was a message in the letterbox that my fluffy mail had arrived!! Woo!! It was my Bumcheeks order from their recent sale. I had ordered 5 pocket nappies, but because my order was unavoidably delayed, Hollie threw in a FREE organic bamboo nappy for me to try!! For some reason I thought they would all be white, but no, get a load of this gorgeous colour!!
I'll let you know how it is, it is currently drying after its prewash (yeah, I know I should do more prewashes but I'm too impatient!).
I left Butterfly with her Dad while I went to the post office and to pick up a few things from the shops. I feel so strange without her though. Sometimes I feel like I need a short break, but going shopping without her is lonely! I am so used to getting around with my best girl strapped to my chest that shopping without her is just not the same. With a baby, everyone smiles at you, shopkeepers engage you in conversation, and you always have someone to talk to. Without her, no one makes eye contact with me and the shopkeepers aren't interested in having a chat. Sometimes I smile at people, and it takes me a few seconds after they've ignored me for me to remember I don't have Butterfly with me... its just sad! We have a very cold society sometimes.
Oh, and because I have borderline OCD, I have to visually check that her carseat is empty every time I leave the car in case she is there. Even though I know she is at home. Once I even called my husband to make sure he had her... and the first time I left without her, seeing the empty seat wasn't enough, I had to open her door and physically touch it!! I'm not the only one this paranoid right?? RIGHT?
Anyway I skipped half the things I wanted to do to get home. When I stopped in the driveway my girl and my man came to greet me... and she was SO excited! She kicked her legs and smiled... and then SIGNED "Mumma" for the first time!!!! I was so proud of her, and it was too relevant to the situation to be a fluke. She has done it before when I've shown her how, but never on her own steam. Brings tears to my eyes. I love you bubba!!