My little man, I can’t believe you’re 18 months already! You’re such a bright, loving boy. You’re always cuddling and kissing your toys, random signposts, garden ornaments, as well as Mummy, sometimes. Whenever you see a picture of a baby you do a cute smile and try to kiss it. This bodes well for meeting your brand new cousin when he arrives this month (and for baby number 2, eventually).
You’re a real Mummy’s boy, to the point where it’s starting to get Daddy down. We’re trying to help your relationship with Daddy by having him do some of your bedtimes now and having more Daddy-son time too.
You’re still scared of the hoover and we’ve now discovered that you’re scared of the dentist. You’re very unsure around new people; it takes you a good hour or so before you stop wanting to cling to Mummy. I really hope you’re not going to get my shyness, but if you do, I’ll do all I can to build up your confidence and not let it hold you back.
Your speech is developing so quickly now, you’re coming out with new words all the time. The most recent are ‘oh dear’ and ‘Mummum’. You finally say Mummy now, and you say it with such love and a cute little smile on your face, it completely melts my heart. You can sign please and thank you (thanks, Mr Tumble!) and you can say ‘ta!’
You’ve developed a proper filthy old man laugh! It’s so funny to hear it coming out your sweet little mouth!
If you’re looking around for something you’ll say ‘umm’ and if we ask you what time it is you hold your arm up as if you’re looking at a watch, you think it’s hilarious, as do we! You like to shh people too, although I’m sure you don’t really mean it when Mummy’s singing…
You’ve started pretending that your toys are eating and drinking, while making the noises. The cutest time was when you held bunny up to Mummy’s booby and made a drinking noise (you’re still breastfeeding). You also love to pretend to drink Mummy’s tea from her cup once it’s empty.
Your favourite toys are your cars and your train, and you are obsessed with tractors, lorries and buses, shouting ‘wow!’ whenever you see one. At the park your favourite is the slide, you always turn around and slide down on your tummy. You’re not really interested in the swings.
You’re still tiny and cute. Last time we weighed you, you were on the 9th centile. You’re still wearing your size 3 shoes we bought you just after your birthday. You still fit in your 9-12 month clothes, although you can wear most of your 12-18 month clothes now. You’re also still in your infant carrier car seat.
You’re sleeping so well now. You take a while to go down in your co-sleeper cot (with lots of cuddles, stories and singing from Mummy or Daddy) but once you’re asleep you generally sleep all night from 8 until 7. You also have a 2 hour nap in the late morning, which lets Mummy get some blogging done!
You’re my world and I hope I tell you often enough just how much I adore you.
All my love,