Age: 14 1/3 months
I like: Ice-cream, my push along wooden dog, pretending everything is a phone, shouting “hi!” at the top of my lungs, boobs
Little O is officially 14 months old, so here is a little update between his two holidays, little jetsetter that he is.
For the past month or so Little O has been going down to sleep in his cot with minimal fuss and to a large extent staying down for at least a couple of hours. This has been life changing for me as I am now able to have a proper evening. He also slept through the night for the first time recently. So far it has been a one off and he usually still wakes two or three times in the night and sleeps with us but it feels like progress is still being made and that we are all getting more sleep.
Little O is taking more and more control of his own food intake and wants to hold his own cutlery with varying degrees of success. He also continues to surprise us with what he will and will not eat. Anything that can be described as curry is usually a hit. He is also a big fan of ice-cream, dry cereal and sausages. He is slowing down on breastfeeding and as long as he is busy he doesn’t come over to me anywhere near as often wanting a boob. He no longer has expressed milk when I am at work. I can’t imagine stopping completely any time soon though and bedtime and morning milk are still a big part of his diet.
Communication and socialisation
We officially have some first words. Little O now says “shoes”, “ball”, “up” and “hi” in context. He doesn’t always say them and he calls whichever adult is nearest “mumum” but he is certainly making strides in his communication. “Hi” is not just confined to people though. When we got back from holiday he enthusiastically greeted his push chair. He continues to love people and now waves and claps with enthusiasm. His other top trick is singing along to the theme tunes of his favourite shows with enthusiastic “lalalala”, especially The Furchester Hotel.
Little O has not started walking yet but he has started standing unaided from seated and will walk cautiously holding someone’s hand. He’s also become a lot mote agile and climbs on and off things with ease. It can be a bit hair raising when he finds his way onto tables and chairs. We get the feeling he’s being a bit lazy because he’s mastered the art of pointing at things he wants us to take him to.
We have four molars currently in progress. He seems to be taking it somewhat in his stride though and hasn’t had any complaints that could not be resolved with Calpol and cuddles.