Hi Sally - how lovely to hear from you - its fantastic to be able to communicate with people who have "special" babes around the same age. You would imagine on a site like this that it would all stop once you'd been successful with IVF etc but we will need the support from each other just as much as ever!!!
Alice has golden brown hair, not too much of it yet, and the most gorgeous big dark blue eyes. No teeth yet but like you say that lovely gummy, mouth-open smile is to die for!! She is always really smiley and loves songs and anything silly (just as well!!) When she laughs out loud and giggles we just can't explain how we feel - the expression "music to your ears" comes to mind.
She is at nursery 3 days per week and has settled in so well we were amazed at how much she loves it. I can say the same thing about the bugs though - she has not had so much as a minute of illness throughout her 7 months - not a cold, not a tummy upset nothing - as soon as she went to nursery she had a horrible chesty cough and had to go to the doctors and I know it's only the first of many such things - whooopeeeee!!
BUT ..... she is thriving at nursery and absolutely loves it.
She's a great eater and loves all the healthy stuff which is great, but of course with the odd bit of cake & custard or choccie thrown in. She loves veg and fruit and prefers normal food to the jar stuff which she's not too keen on.
Sleeping - she had colic when tiny which was just awful for a short while but now often sleeps 8 - 10 hours per night. Occasionally she'll have a bad night and wake a few times but on the whole she's a good sleeper. She has milk last thing and tends to fall asleep having this but we are trying to put her to bed awake a little bit more now so that she can get used to falling to sleep herself - she's better at this some times than others!!
She is just tremendous fun and the light of our lives. She has uplifted not just us but our parents and families too as she's the only baby.
Can't wait for all the things we can do with her, and for Christmas of course.
Its just great to be in touch again - feel like I've got another lifeline back!!
Lots of Love - Jo L. XXXX