I had a cracker of a month when it comes to my 52 in 52! I started the month with 35 items remaining, and as it stands right now I only have 26. That’s 9 in one month, hells yeah!
Let’s go through them.
Join a mother’s group
When I was pregnant my hubby and I did an antenatal class to prepare ourselves for the birth. After that, all of the girls in the class stayed in touch. We were all first time mothers, and it was helpful to chat with others going through the same process.
Well, just recently we’ve gone from more of an online discussion group with the odd catch up to becoming more of a mother’s group., starting with organised a fortnightly catch up taking turns hosting at our houses. The babies play, the mother’s debrief, and we all enjoy ourselves.
For the privacy of my friends’ babies I won’t be uploading a group shot here, so instead here’s a photo of Luca in the jumperoo at one of the girls’ houses (he loved this thing, and played in it for about 30mins without saying boo).
Make a baby toy
I’ve actually made a couple of toys, but only one I think really counts as completing the task.Cellophane (doesn’t count – but literally just grabbed a sheet of cellophane and he’s loved mushing it up to hear the crinkle sound)Rice in a water bottle (doesn’t count, I seriously just put some rice in a water bottle and closed the lid). Shaking this makes him stop whatever he’s doing and turn around to see where the noise is coming from. When he’s laying on his tummy on the ground he enjoys flicking it forward with his hand. This might be one of the toys that helps him to start crawling since it grabs his interest whenever I put it on the floor just out of his reach.Goo – this one counts and completes the task. I combined corn starch, water and some food colouring (maybe something else too, I can’t remember) until it resembled a thick goo. I put it into a zip lock bag and showed how he could push down on it and squish it around. Yeah….fail. He hated it. Instead it became a toy that helped him to discover gravity by dropping it off his high chair table whenever I put it on there. Needless to say it didn’t have a long shelf life in his toy box.