It was a big month for Juniorette.
At the beginning of February, she took her first steps. By March, she was walking independently and getting faster and more confident/competent with every step.
in the garden
National Portrait Gallery
playing football with Junior and friends on Clapham Common
at the playground
Sadly, Juniorette also suffered her first bad cold during the week of my birthday. Boo :(
And the biggest change was starting at nursery when I went back to work.
She had a few settling in days and seemed to be mostly fine - in fact, she slept through half the sessions. The full days and on/off schedule going three days a week have been an adjustment for all of us, including Junior. She had a harder time getting used to the new environment than Junior ever did. She seemed to feel the effects of separation anxiety more acutely. But she is also teething, which makes it difficult to tell when she is uncomfortable or uncomfortable. Still, she has her big brother nearby during the day and she follows him around like a puppy. He read a book to her one day, and gives her frequent pats on the head. She came home smiling and covered in paint on her first day. We took that as a good sign. And after a few weeks, she stopped crying on drop-off and pick-up. She will be just fine.