From the mouths of babes #61

From the mouths of babes is a weekly linky which invites you to share a post, old or new, about something your children have said. Those adorable mispronounced words, the glimpses into their imaginations, the blunt observations – whatever it is, I’d love to hear about it!


A big thank you to everyone who linked up last week. Writing Bubble shared some of her three-year-old’s latest sayings – I especially loved him calling eyebrows “libraries”. Rainbows Are Too Beautiful shared the reason why she was glad her son has echolalia – interesting to read and well done to David for starting to communicate verbally in this way.


From the mouths of babes #61 - A stay in hospital - Little Hearts, Big Love

We spent two nights last week in hospital as Jessica had a chest infection. She was such a brave girl during our stay – hardly making any fuss at all when she had to have bloods taken and a cannula put into her foot. She actually grumbled more about the magic cream being put on her hands (I think she didn’t like the sensation of the cream making her skin numb) and then about having the clear sticky patch over the cream removed before the bloods were taken.


“Look Mummy, I have a mask just like Daddy has!” was her response to having to have an oxygen mask over her face. Hubby has sleep apnoea and sleeps with a CPAP mask on each night. The girls are so used to see him with his “Darth Vader mask” (as I call it, because of the noise it makes) and the fact that it means that oxygen masks are a much less scary prospect for Jessica is a definite bonus of this!

From the mouths of babes #61 - A stay in hospital - Little Hearts, Big Love

Each night she was quite insistent that we Face-Timed Daddy and Sophie before she went to sleep so she could say goodnight to them and it was her first request in the morning too. Sophie was a bit upset at having to leave Jessica and Mummy in hospital. Jessica was very concerned about her little sister and tried to reassure her: “I’m sorry Sophie, I can’t go home. I have to stay here. I’m sorry. I love you.”


Even when she was feeling at her poorliest, her sunny personality still shone through – she still managed a smile for the nurses looking after her.


She had moments of being a little concerned about the other children she saw on the ward:

“What’s wrong with the other children, Mummy? Why is that baby crying? Are the doctors going to make them better?”


It was lovely to wake on our final morning in the hospital and see Jessica looking over at me from her bed with a big smile on my face – I could see that my big girl was feeling so much better and she was so delighted to be back home again with her little sister.


Since coming home, she’s been asked by a few people if she’s feeling better and her response is always “I’m very better, thank you!”



If you have any posts about something that your children have been saying lately, please do come and link up. The linky opens each Monday from 6am and closes on Friday at 11pm so there is plenty of time to link up your posts (old and new posts are welcome!). Please add the badge below to your post so others know where they can also link up (the badge code is below). I will also try and share posts via Twitter – please use the hashtag #ftmob and I’ll do my best to retweet them. I also have a Pinterest board and will be sharing posts here too.

Looking forward to reading what your little ones have been saying!


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18 thoughts on “From the mouths of babes #61

  1. Glad to hear Jessica is feeling very better, what a sunshine she is, being so positive through it all.
    I hope you are doing ok with it all x

    1. Thanks Kim – it was such a relief that she coped so well with the oxygen mask – definitely a moment for being thankful for hubby needing CPAP!

  2. I’m late (again), sorry! I hope Jessica is still “very better”. She sounds like such a lovely little girl.

    1. No problem Tara – the linky is open until Friday and always lovely to have you! Jessica is still “very better” – this week has been a much better week 🙂

  3. Your little girl sounds so sweet and lovely! I’m glad I found this blog — looking forward to reading more!!!

    1. Thank you Debi – it is lovely to discover your blog too and looking forward to reading more from you as well 🙂

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