So our precious baby boy has turned one so i thought i would do a little update on his milestones and what he has been getting up too on a daily basis :).
In terms of miles stones he knows how to walk now!!! Yayy. He is still mastering the art of walking but is definitely finding his feet which is amazing but obviously makes my heart jump He basically started to furniture hop at first and slowly slowly just taking little steps and then built more confidence. It really makes my heart melt seeing him go from a tiny tiny baby to this little human walking around. He wears his Clarks cruiser shoes on a daily basis to find his bearings on his feet and until he is really confident then we will get him proper walking shoes.
He definitely is so much more interactive he is always chasing us around the house and wanting us to chase him. He babbles in his own little sims language and will say mama, dada, baba (which is Persian for dad) – my husband has started to speak Persian to him as we really want him to know where he came from & obviously know the language we speak. I also have been speaking little bits of filipino as i am half pinay and its great he will be learning different languages.
He also very much understands the word ‘No’ but obviously sometimes he chooses not to listen and will let out a huffing noise, i won’t be enforcing naughty step etc until maybe when he’s two as i feel he is still young to understand but i sure he gets praises when he is doing something good and knows when he is doing something bad.
With food he is absolutely great! *hallelujah* touch wood that doesn’t change, he will pretty much eat anything and everything and if he isn’t too keen i will keep offering. I don’t blend/puree his food anymore he eats what we eat or sometimes i will cook batches of food to freeze for his dinners as we eat a bit later and lunch would usually be something simple like finger food. We have embraced the baby led weaning style and i can’t fault it. its really great for them to explore and obviously gives you a spare minute to have a tea or in my case get ready!
He still drinks milk in the morning and usually when he goes to bed, we are currently trying to cut out an afternoon one which i am offering snacks to substitute it.
In regards to naps he will usually take a long one in the morning if not he will definitely take one in the afternoon. Its different everyday but that what usually happens but sometimes he does fight it and may just have a power nap in the car if we are going out. He doesn’t fall asleep in his pushchair anymore. He is always smiling & giggling. Watching the world around him, he is a very curious bubba which i love as he is always making me smile when we are out shopping.
Overall its such a great age at the moment. I am constantly smiling and laughing at all the crazy things he is doing & still amazes me how quickly it has gone.
My advice to myself when i am having a crappy mummy day is cherish every moment even when you feel like pulling your hair out as they don’t stay small forever 🙂