January 1st, 2012


Ho, Ho, Ho! Patrick at 6 months, plus weeks 22 and 23

month 5
Originally uploaded by nice_cup_of_tea
Our little cutie has had a ball this christmas! He is interacting with us a lot more, lots of smiles and laughs when he sees us, lots of raspberries being blown! He was passed around the family at Christmas like a parcel and was very much loved!

He isn't yet rolling, but can be "helped" to turn over. His neck muscles are getting stronger, but not quite sitting yet. Still eating like a champ, particularly in the evening, still bringing up a fair amount of milk. Manages about 10 hours sleep at night - from 2230/2300, give or take.

Next challenges? Weaning! And getting him to take a bottle, which is getting a bit easier, but is still a bit of a battle.

Week 22 / Week 23 / Reindeer feet!

Tweeting in the gaps - December 2011

Just created my first blurb book! Travels on Vrouwe Alberdina http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2740538?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=bookstore-share
1 Dec via Tweet Button

carrot cake in oven and preparing a dec 1st craft for our play date this afternoon!
1 Dec via web

Healthy Perfectionism http://j.mp/rqxvl6
1 Dec via LiveJournal.com

I always feel better once i have written properly on my blog! http://nice-cup-of-tea.livejournal.com/684099.html
1 Dec via web

lovely morning at ikea with new friend, her t^wins and my baby!
2 Dec via web

one son fast asleep, the other one gurgling on the bed!
5 Dec via web

I am desperate to leave the flat and go out into the wide world, but baby P is determined to keep feeding!
6 Dec via web

The pox (chicken) has come to our house :-( 1 toddler in quarantine, hope baby doesn't get it!
7 Dec via txt

Perfect prescription for small sick boy? sofa, cuddles with mami and "octonauts"!
7 Dec via txt

amazing - both boys asleep - hurrah!
7 Dec via web

Toddler doesn't have chicken pox but foot and mouth. Didn't even know humans could get it! 4 more days of quarantine :-(
8 Dec via txt

And so the day begins again -both boys grizzling. Please send me spare energy :-) TFIF! Mr noct promises to come home early, he better!
9 Dec via web

perfect - no boys in the house, just me writing christmas cards with a nice cup of tea and a yummy shortbread biscuit (or three) in hand!
10 Dec via web

listening to the glory that is Brahm's German Requiem, whilst writing christmas cards - very civilised!
11 Dec via web

http://www.helenpalmer.co.uk has been updated!
11 Dec via web

looking forward to lemon herby lamb stew for supper!
12 Dec via web

I love tuesdays - big boys off to work/kinderkrippe, little boy asleep, mummy still writing christmas cards! And nothing in diary for today!
13 Dec via web

Ha! Christmas shopping finally done with 3 online purchases for mr. ncot!
13 Dec via web

screechy screechy baby, please shush, I have been feeding you all afternoon and I have nothing left :-(
13 Dec via web

Ha! Just booked our flights to Brussels in February -something to look forward to :-)
13 Dec via web

Christmas cards written - final count: 29 for CH, 18 for europe and 6 for rest of world. Post office here I come! http://pic.twitter.com/T8zW5oeX
14 Dec

The blurb book I made arrived yesterday - am so excited! http://pic.twitter.com/AzpHyNJP
14 Dec

staying warm at home with baby, feeding, catching up on Twittertainment podcasts - bliss!
15 Dec

Off for lunch with my old boss!
16 Dec

both boys asleep and Alan out - bliss! Now working frantically at my desk :-)
17 Dec

Boys are STILL asleep, spose I better wake them up!
17 Dec

just turned my year of tweets into a word cloud - http://yearinstatus.com/s/?1rjlpnbs
17 Dec

first snow in Zurich this year.
18 Dec

completely knackered after the whole weekend looking after boys whilst Alan studied. But hey, managed to fit in a haircut and eyebrow shape
18 Dec

still snowing in Zurich, roll on a white christmas :-)
19 Dec

so happy at supper tonight - the toddler ate a portion of baked salmon :-) Our perseverence is paying off!
19 Dec

thanks to wisdom of internet, melted cooking chocolate without disaster! Tips - Small pan, large bowl, simmering water, metal spoon :-)
19 Dec

and it's still snowing :-)
20 Dec

last day before leaving Zurich for Christmas and a huge list of things still to do - aargh! Prioritise, focus, one thing at a time!
22 Dec

Can i pack for a family of four for 4 days in Bruges over christmas in 75 minutes? I hope so!
22 Dec via web

mad cleaning of flat and blogging going on! Happy Christmas everyone :-) http://pic.twitter.com/WHfFoBBk
23 Dec

finally back online after a week of holiday!
30 Dec

Books read in 2011 http://j.mp/vBENxi
31 Dec