These months are just creeping up on us so quick, I can’t believe another month has passed and I’m sat here writing a 19 month old update (albeit 9 days late!) for Little Mr.
The Summer holidays, with days spent at home with Daddy, had a huge impact on Little Mr. He learnt so much. He picked up on everything. He seemed to become more and more aware of what was going on around him, he picked up different words, how they sounded and what they meant, repeating everything and then saying them unprovoked. He can now say ‘Please’ when asking for something and if I ask him what his name is, he’ll say it with a huge grin on his face. It’s adorable.
Little Mr at 19 months old has been amazing me every day. He’s become very loving and will come over to both hubby and I and say ‘cuddle’ with his arms spread our wide for a cuddle. How can we resist?
He’s also developing a very stubborn streak (can’t imagine where he gets that from!) which usually comes out when he’s tired and is nearing his bedtime. If we ask him to pick up something he’s deliberately dropped, he’ll say ‘no’ and stomp off. We’ve had this happen a couple of times over the last few weeks and luckily we’ve been able to talk him around and get him to firstly, calm down and then secondly, pick up the offending article. It’s tough parenting, how do you know what to do? Who tells you not to negotiate with a 19 month old? It’s definitely trial and error in our house but hopefully we’re doing alright.
Earlier in the week, we had our first ever trip to A&E with Little Mr. He woke up with a raging high temperature and was shivering. He was so upset. It was horrible to see him look so poorly. We gave him some liquid nurofen and within five minutes he was sick all over our bed and was a sobbing sorry sight. I was worried so we rang NHS direct for some advice and they asked us if he had bumped his head recently. He did, the previous day but it didn’t seem a huge bump (he didn’t cry, it didn’t bruise and he carried on as normal with no ill after effects) We mentioned it to the nurse on the phone and she told us to take him to A&E. Luckily for us, there wasn’t a huge queue so we were seen pretty quickly. I had to leave Little Mr with his Grandparents and I felt like the worst parent in the world as he was crying on the doorstep. He wasn’t well but I knew he was in good hands with my in-laws, that didn’t really rest my mind as I spent the whole day worrying about him and wishing I had stayed at home with him.
Little Mr’s sleeping through the night is still as sporadic as it was last month. There doesn’t seem to be any reason for it that we can pinpoint, he’s not teething, he has been unwell but not on other days when he’s woken us up during the night. We have managed to settle him off to sleep by sitting outside his door with Ewan playing his lullaby sounds and gradually closing the door as he drifts off. We still can’t leave him to self settle and walk away from outside his door. He gets really upset and I hate to see him so worked up. I’m hoping it’s all just a phase!
He loves to be busy (just like his Parents) and loves to play with stickers, crayons and read his books. He is a total book worm. We have them everywhere in our home but I’m more than happy for him to have them. He loves reading with his Daddy and always chooses a Thomas and Friends book for Daddy to read before he goes to sleep.
He loves watching In The Night Garden as part of our bedtime routine. We watch it all together and he often blows kisses to Upsy Daisy on the television and then loves to dance along to the music towards the end. He’s become a lot more interested in the television of late and he loves interacting with the characters.
Little Mr you are a very adorable little boy whose character is shining through. You are a cheeky little devil when it suits but we love you for it. We can’t wait to see what you get up to over the next few months. We love you lots and lots xx