First of the First's I Missed | Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Sunday, 12 February 2012

First of the First's I Missed

So last Thursday I went and got a pedicure with my good friend K. My sisters E & K came over and baby-sat Punky for me so that I could finally, after 11 weeks, do something nice for myself and be out of the house for more than an hour without having to worry about breastfeeding and changing nappies.

It was glorious.

Don't get me wrong, I love being a Mum, but it was really good to do something for myself, and I know I was a lot happier for the experience. It was nice to know that there was someone I could trust watching Punky and that I didn't have to worry (too much) about how she was.

Punky was the perfect little girl for my sisters and they were stoked to get the opportunity to spend so much time with their little niece.
My little cheeky chopper on her tummy

Anyway, after I got back from my pedicure (and getting my licence renewed, figured I may as well get it out of the way while I had some baby-sitters on hand!) we headed over to Mum's for dinner.

While we were sitting around waiting for our step-dad to finish cooking the BBQ the girls were telling Mum about baby-sitting Punky. And then E said something that I just couldn't believe!

Punky had rolled over. From her front to her back. Twice. While I was out.

She'd never done that before!

I can not believe that she rolled over for the first time while neither Dave nor I were there to see it! And to make it worse, she hasn't done it again since. We've had a lot of tummy time with her and she has only come sort-of close to doing it again.

E and K both said it seemed more like an accident when she did it while they were baby-sitting, but I'm sure they are just trying to make me feel better about it!  They both felt really bad when they told me and I had the reaction I did, shocked and a bit disappointed, as they both thought that she had done it before, and they didn't make a big deal about it. Apparently when they work in childcare, they aren't allowed to tell parents when a child does something for the first time while at care, so the parent doesn't think they have missed something important. I can understand why!

I'm sure she will do it again soon enough, but it does suck that we missed the first time she did it.

Twice!

I so knew the minute I left her for more than an hour she would go and do something like this.

Cheeky little bugger!

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