Age: 19 months
I like: Go Jetters, dinosaurs, kisses, boobs, saying “nana”, vinyl
Unbelievably 19 months have passed and Little O is bigger than ever. Let’s see what he’s been up to.
Apparently there is a sleep regression around 18 months. I think we are experiencing some of this. We’ve had some very restless nights and some very early wake-ups and it seems like Little O is trying to make sense of the world around him, which unsettles him. It might also be related to the fact that he’s has an absolute pig of a cold, which I also now have. Essentially sleep is not the best at the moment but I live in hope that it will improve soon.
Little O is eating better than ever at nursery and is apparently mad for soup. At home he is a bit more picky and regularly just says “no” to whatever meal he is offered. He also goes through phases where he is mad for something and then the next day decides he’s not one bit interested. We are going through a bit of an interesting patch with bananas. He likes to demand, “nana” but then once you have peeled and handed him a banana he just says, “no”. My colleagues are being fed a lot of banana muffins. I am still breastfeeding when I am home but I am starting to think about weaning.
Communication and socialisation
I am amazed on a day to day basis how much Little O understands of what we say to him and what is going on around him. He now recognises characters from his favourite TV show (Go Jetters) and sings the theme song when he sees Go Jetters toys or books. He can point out certain body parts on himself and others brings you his shoes if he wants to go out. He also likes to get out Mr O and my socks, scarves and hats and put them on while strutting about. And finally, to my great joy, he has started saying “Mimmy” in reference to me… although very rarely when I am there. I think what I am most proud of is what an affectionate and loving little person he is. He is always happy to kiss and cuddle the people he likes, which is most people. He occasionally kicks off when he doesn’t get his way but more often than not he is a happy little soul.
Little O is walking more confidently than ever and he often takes off at an almost running pace, which means you really have to keep an eye on him. He is also getting better and better at climbing and he often gets up on chairs and sofas with a daredevil like lack of concern for his personal safety. I particularly enjoy watching him kick Mr O out of his chair so he can sit in it.
Little O’s bottom canines have now appeared, which means he has 16 teeth in total. The only teeth remaining are the very back four molars. These are likely to appear closer to his second birthday.