Oh baby boy, where have you gone? It’s been 14 months since you were born and I can’t quite believe how lucky I am to be your Mummy. As I look at you sleeping soundly in your cotbed, your curly blonde hair falls softly around your ears, your little fingers hold tightly onto your favourite dummy and if I listen close enough, I can hear you quietly snoring. It’s bliss to sit here and watch you sleep.
I miss you. I miss you every single day when I’m at work. It has got a lot easier dropping you off at your Nanny and Grandad’s first thing in the morning but every time you wave me off and say ‘bye bye’ and kiss your hand and forget to blow the kiss away, I get a little bit more proud of you. I miss you so much though and I see the difference in you every afternoon when I come to pick you up to take you home and have you all to myself for just half an hour before Daddy gets home from work.
At 14 months old, your favourite foods are still pasta and peas, delicately picking up the pieces and using the palm of your hand to make sure it doesn’t fall out your mouth. Your love affair with cheesy mash didn’t last long and you can go without your apricot fromage frais, but you’re a super eater if the food is meaty and has a strong flavour, you love sausage and chicken and cheese and most vegetables but we can’t get you to eat much fruit, apart from blueberries, you love blueberries!
You’re growing so quickly, I’ve bought you too many spring/summer clothes that aren’t going to fit in the next couple of months. You’re trousers are fitting nicely but your t-shirts and tops are getting a little snug guess I should buy you more t-shirts for our summer holidays as July is still three months away. You’re still in size 4.5G shoes but the size 5 jelly shoes are fitting quite well too!
You’re still not walking, preferring to crawl or cruise everywhere. We have caught you standing up all by yourself but then you realise what you’re doing and then you drop down on to your bottom and clap. We know you’ll walk when you’re good and ready and that’s absolutely fine by me and your Daddy.
You now have 13 teeth including four of the biggest molars I have ever seen. No wonder they were giving you grief, they’re enormous! You love to chew and chomp on your toothbrush in the bath copying Mummy and Daddy as you brush your teeth. It’s very cute.
We are so proud of how you’re growing up Little Mr. We love you so very much and if you could sleep straight through the night every night, that would be the cherry on the top!