Hazel’s starting to speak. Her spoken vocabulary now includes “boobies” or just “bbies” along with “mummy”, “daddy”, “yum” and “yayayayayyayaya”. This morning, though, she gave us a fresh example of learning in action. We told her that the flat thing at the edge of the room was called a “wall”. Then, after being read a tiny alphabet book which she likes, she pointed at the “Ww walrus in the waves” and said “wall”.

She hears, she says, we smile.

Oh, and she’s walking almost everywhere now. Still with a fair likelihood of falling over backwards and often with her hands in the air like she just doesn’t care.