Bella At Three & A Half
I feel like the blog has been very pregnancy orientated lately and therefore felt it was time I wrote a little update on our Bella Boo. The last time I wrote one of these updates was jut before her third birthday back at the end of October last year.
After reading it back, I can’t believe just how much she has grown up over the past six months. She is very much a little girl now and it feels like she’s pretty much left toddler hood behind. Apart from the tantrums of course. They are still very much present! The terrible twos stage honestly has nothing on the Threenager behaviour I have since witnessed. How someone so small can be so determined and headstrong is beyond me. I feel this trait definitely comes from Josh though rather than me!
For months Bella decided she wasn’t going to wear jeans or leggings anymore. Dresses/ skirts with tights only. At first I tried to fight this but quite honestly, the daily battles just weren’t worth it. The meltdowns it caused were pretty epic and so in the end we just went with it. Tights it was. Luckily over the last month or so she has got over it and been willing to wear jeans again although only when she wants to of course. But my goodness does this kid knows exactly what she wants. I’m sure this will take her far in life… (this is what I like to tell myself on tough days anyway!).
Tantrums aside, she really is the loveliest little girl. She is incredibly kind and very considerate of others. Her favourite past time is to play with her babies. She is utterly OBSESSED with them, especially ‘baby snow white’. Who I actually despise with a passion as I am made to drive around with her strapped into the passenger seat of my car on a regular basis. Usually when Bella isn’t even with me. I also spend a good chunk of my time poppering cloth nappies onto the bloody doll too. Sigh.
Bella still really enjoys going to both nursery and to her childminder. She is like a little sponge at the moment and is forever amazing me by telling me about all the new things she has learnt. She can count to twenty, knows the days of the week, all of the different colours and can sing the alphabet beautifully. Her favourite book is The Singing Mermaid and we have read it so many times that she can now recite the whole book back to us and does so every single night before bed!
Favourite foods include cereal, pancakes, pasta, pretty much anything with cheese on and most fruits. Although if given the option I am sure she would eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner 😉 Definitely gets that from me. Pretty sure she has had a huge growth spurt recently as she suddenly just seems so tall! And I’ve even been buying her summer dresses in age 4-5! Her beautiful curls are still clinging on for now although I imagine they won’t be around forever as they seem to have dropped a lot lately.
Over the last few months Bella has had her first trip to the cinema and performed in her first ever ballet show, both of which she loved! Still adores spending time outdoors, baking with Mama and doing crafty activities. But most of all she is just extremely excited about her baby brothers impending arrival. She is constantly talking about him, helping me to prepare his things and showering my bump with kisses and cuddles. I have a feeling she is going to make the most amazing big sister. She drives us absolutely crazy on a daily basis but we are so very proud of her and honestly couldn’t love her more! <3
*Photos taken by Charlotte Rawles Photography*