Madeline's been really ill these past few days with a horrible chest infection. She made some sort of miraculous recovery this afternoon, and has been jabbering non-stop. Repeating everything, asking "what's this" about everything and generally been full of it, complete opposite to the last few days. Anyway, DH and I were chatting tonight and he mentioned something about his five-a-side the other night, and that some guy scored 7. I said "se-ven" as in Len Goodman from Strictly Come Dancing...and Madeline, who was sitting on the floor by my legs, said "eight"!! We couldn't believe it! She is pretty advanced speech-wise (according to other mums and nursery) so I am guessing it is something she's done in nursery, as I mostly count to five with her apart from when going up and down stairs (I always count these out loud when I am with Madeline). She says one, two, three - but never eight before! In saying that she is pretty good with her speech, the main thing she seems to have a block on is saying mummy!! She called me Jayne twice tonight - and will only say mummy on prompting. Daddy gets his name all the time - as does everyone else (Taid, Nanna, Grandad...even Uncle Chris!) but she is still yet to call out for me. How come she can say things like caterpillar and sausages without prompting - yet refuses to use mummy!! I know the time will come when I hear "mummy" 6,000 times in an hour, so I guess I should make the most of it.