Friday, July 8, 2011

Holidays recap

We flew to my home town on the 17th of June and we went to the seaside on the Riviera from the 19th to the 30th. Flight was great, and after a day of adjustment to the heat and fuss of the grandparents Oliver was the usual happy baby.
The highlight of the seaside stay was the pool! Oliver absolutely loved it (in fact more than the sea I think!) and the time he spent kicking his legs got longer and longer. The last day we actually went to the big pool rather than the baby one and again it was a hit!
Of course the next best thing for him was the gorgeous juicy fruit he was able to flavour while on holidays...peaches, apricots, melons and cherries! Yes we can find them here to, but honestly there's no comparison.

A few developmental milestones were reached while on holidays. He rolled over at around 25 weeks for the first time unassisted woohoo! And now he does it all the time! He found his feet and we discovered that he also loves to shower. This is very handy as he can shower with me and it's quicker and less messy than a bath. On the food side we introduced cheese which, as he has Italian genes, he absolutely loves and we tried chicken for the first time. Not quite a favourite just yet though.
Elimination Communication is going great, I feel I can really recommend it, at least try! Oliver seems to be truly delighted and I actually now have the impression he waits to go to the loo to do his business!

After the seaside time we moved to the hills (Apennines) where my parents have a place and we regrouped with my granny who was there too. Of course no real pool there but we got one of those inflatable ones and it did the trick. He also turned 6 months on the 1st of July!

It was a very long holidays and I didn't have a connection most of the time, but when I did I checked on you girls (by the way, if you can, activate the mobile settings, it's fantastic for reading blogs on the iphone without having to fiddle with the screen). My heart was broken when I read about Misfit Mrs. devastating (yet again) news.

And I'm glad to be back home and would you believe it, AF is late (like 5 days late) and if it wasn't for the fact that I'm tubeless and had no sex for 3 weeks I would almost think I'm pregnant. The last time I was this late I was dreading being pregnant in my teens! Anyway, hopefully it won't be too long or it'll upset the September plans!

Tomorrow Oliver will be 27 weeks and he got his 6 months jabs today...poor baby, 3 injections this time!! But he was quite good, getting fussy now though.

A few pics of the holidays till next time!

On the beach

In the baby pool with my dad and me

In the baby pool with me

with my mom

in the big pool!

the inflatable pool in the patio

eating granny's legendary pizza!


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday. Glad you were able to relax and enjoy it!

  2. Love the update and the pictures.

    Showers are great, aren't they!!!

    I agree on the EC front - I think they start holding it because they don't like feeling the wetness in their diapers anymore!

  3. WOW Fran... he looks so big! Man, time flies - just like you said it today! :) XOX to Oliver!

    How much longer are you on your maternity leave?

  4. What a wonderful holiday you had!! I'm glad to read that Oliver enjoyed the water so much. Not surprised at all to see that he enjoyed the Italian food :)

    Glad to have you back! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures!

  5. How wonderful to read about the fun your had, and how Oliver loved it all.

    There were a spate of losses in the blogland. Besides Mrs. Misfit, there was Augusta, LeLeisme and MaternalTurtle who suffered losses. The last two ladies had second trimester losses. I was pretty shaken. It was this Wednesday that I remember that tweets just got filled with horrific news.

    Loved the pics.

    Hope AF arrives soon. Such a tease!

  6. Yikes, this Wednesday = a particular Wednesday.

  7. What a wonderful holiday! I love the pictures - he looks so happy in the water. Happy 6 months - amazing!!!

  8. I'm glad you had such a wonderful and relaxing time! Keep the spirit now that you're back home!!

  9. Glad you had such a nice time away and that oliver got to sample some beautiful fruit!!

  10. Oliver is getting so big! It is great that he already loves the water. Keep him in it and he will always be a fan.

    It sounds like you guys had a great trip. I bet it was wonderful to get away and relax for a bit.

    Interesting about being late... ;) (I know, I know, no tubes, but hey, miracles happen!)

  11. Oliver has grown so much! Of course with pizza and cheese and such....lucky boy! The pools looked deliciously cool and no wonder he took to swimming like a little fish. Hope AF arrives soon (me too, I'm still waiting).

  12. It looks like he's eating and swimming and sunning like a champ:) So glad he got to eat the lovely fruit and enjoy the time away, and it sounds like you did, too.

    27 weeks. WOW:)


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