We have one month until SB is two years old (and then I’ll stop counting in months, honest!). Yikes. This little girl is turning into a walking talking person before our very eyes!
We’ve definitely got the measure of SB’s personality now. She’s about as cheeky as it gets, and prone to a tantrum or two if she doesn’t get her way, but she’s overwhelmingly very sweet. She shares nicely (let’s see how long that lasts), loves playing with her friends at nursery, loves to play parent – tucking her teddies in and trying to swaddle them – and is generally very happy and loving.
Her new tricks this month include “eskimo kisses” (basically she rubs her nose against ours); plenty of new words and signs; seeking out a white chocolate mouse from a mile away and wanting every story on her entire bookshelf read to her every night. Her favourite is still very much “The Gruffalo”, whereas we love “I Want My Hat Back” by Jon Klassen (it’s hilarious to read even as an adult, and totally bizarre!).
Obviously this month has held one major parenting milestone for us – I went away for five nights to Cardiff, to train for my new job. It was a tough week but we got through it, and it was amazing to see Daf and SB again at the train station when I got home, which made it all worth it! I’m now working full time again and absolutely loving it.
As far as development is concerned, SB is still coming along in leaps and bounds. I’m going to do a post dedicated to sign language soon, but she’s still using her signs and accompanying them with words too!
She’s also started counting. It’s bizarre beyond belief to hear her saying “one… two… fee…. four… ‘IVE!”, but she’s picked it up so quickly and we’re so proud. Unfortunately her favourite phrases are still things like “No way”, and she makes demands to “WOK. WOK. WOK” (walk) whenever we’re out and about, but all progress is good progress as far as I’m concerned.
SB is still loving nursery, and moves up into the Toddler room from her birthday onwards! Eeek! I’m still trying to deny all knowledge of the fact that she’ll be two in less than a month, let alone that she’s moving up a class in nursery!
I know it’s a fairly short update, but there’s not really a huge amount to say this month. I don’t want to get smug and cocky but I think food and sleep-wise, we’ve got no problems to speak of (other than a fairly dangerous white chocolate mouse habit), and even her tantrums are nowhere near as bad as I’d expected from her by this stage – I’m sure they’ll get plenty worse before we’re out of this stage, so I’m not counting any chickens just yet!
Next stop, second birthday!