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If you've been following my mumblog you'll know by now that my shiny new daughter (affectionately known as E) arrived just after Christmas :D I have no idea how I'll manage a Christmas birthday but I'll worry about that some other time ;) Straightforward pregnancy and birth (unlike with D) though there were problems between those two parts that meant I had to be induced 3 days before my due date.

I'd like to say it's been lovely and easy parenting two, but I'd be lying :P D has decided tantrums are the coolest thing ever and E is full of reflux and colicky problems and stuff, blerk. Add to that that D is now on his 6th cold of the year (thanks, nursery. They only last a few days but he brings a new one home every session, argh) and you have a joyous period for us here.

Ah, all fun and games...

All calm on the western front

Remember when I used to blog? No? Me neither.

It's been quiet chez Amelie, hence there's not really been much to write about. Thought it would be a nice idea to update this place once every few months though, yes? Yes.

Otherwise, yeah, pretty quiet here. Time is a thing I've forgotten how to have, and any I do have seems to disappear in the blink of an eye. It's all good fun though :)

On languages and stuff

Do you speak more than one language? How did you learn the additional languages?, asks today's NaBloPoMo prompt.

I do. Or I did. I was brought up bilingual, learning French from my parents and English from my grandparents. At some point though I stopped actually speaking in French, even though that's the only language my parents have ever used in the house... They'd ask me something in French, I'd reply in English. Over time, I sort of lost the ability to speak French, though I still understand it. That was made worse when I moved out of my parents' house and stopped hearing French around me every day :(

I try and keep things as refreshed as I can by keeping up to date with French news sites, forums and other sites, but I really must do more - how will D be able to learn French from me if I don't speak it to him? :P I really enjoyed having two languages to work with, so to speak, so I'd really like it if he can have that too. Learning from birth is far easier than learning at school... Never did get very far with my German, hah!

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