Updates on Victoria Lily Joy van den Broek, born 120705.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Victoria (for a change)

Victoria has been learning some of the exciting things she can do with her voice box. During the day it is, of course, all joy. At night (at least from my perspective) it is slightly less so. I was out of bed at least 6 times last night to flip her from her back to her front. The change seems to put a stop to the growling noise she makes when she is sleeping lightly! At 3am I got a bit fed up and spoke loudly to her to be quiet - and she WAS! Trouble was it woke Ron up.... After that I stayed awake just to keep getting out and flip her. If I take her in bed with me I can quickly say the necessary word to remind her to stop, but then one gets a 'dead' arm and it IS rather squashy... Don't think I am complaining. Victoria has never been the kind of child who screams and fusses - which really DOES drive one nuts after a while - a little bit of growling (in its place) is quite entertaining....
I've just booked us in for the portage Christmas trip to ride on a miniature train in Woking on Saturday - we get to meet Santa (am I going soft in my old age?!!). After all the discussions that have been going on with the next youngest three about Santa I thought it would be a good opportunity to give them a real authentic Santa experience. The nurse who was looking after Simon during his op. spent about 10 minutes trying to persuade Simon of the reality of Santa. Funny how, as mother, one feels condemned by adults who receive anti-santa answers to their questions from ones children...


  • At 7:04 PM, Blogger Sue Perks said…

    Most adults with small children seem to have an almost pathological need for their children to whole heartedly believe in Santa and to keep the pretence going for as long as possible.


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