Oliver at 17 months

Oliver at 17 months

Another month has passed, and you’re so close to being 18 months.  18 months, 1 and a half, it seems so old!  This month you’ve become even more toddler like, my little baby is fading away.  You’re so fiercely independent, you want to do everything yourself, we aren’t allowed to help!

This month you’ve certainly found your stride.  You’re so confident walking and running about.  You have quite a bit of speed when you run, we are always chasing after you!  You’ve also started walking on your tiptoes, and crouching whilst you walk too.  You love to push your dolls pram around and crash it in to everything, if you walk into mummy and daddy with it you find it hilarious and really giggle.  You can walk really far for someone so little, you happily stroll up to Granny’s house which is at least 500 feet away!

Your appetite hasn’t been as great the past month or so.  Some days you eat like normal, and the next day you refuse all of your favourites.  I know you you’re starting to learn whether you can push boundaries, but it’s annoying when you won’t eat the lunch I make for you!  This month your love of milk has gone to the next level this month, you have been having 3 or 4 cups a day.  If you won’t eat, I know you’ll have some milk!

Now you follow some commands (when you want to) for example, you happily sit down if you want what I have (i.e ice cream or chocolate buttons!!).  But you will rarely let us walk along holding your hand (unless you’re in a cute mood).  You can answer yes or no to simple questions with a shake or nod of your head, you also say ‘yeah’ but don’t say no!

I think this month you’ve become a lot more loving.  Not that you weren’t before.  But you enjoy a good snuggle and a cuddle even more now than ever before! You will randomly come up to me and plant a big kiss on my lips without me even asking, especially first thing in the morning.

Your sleep hasn’t been great the past month, you haven’t been going down very easily.   Most nights it has ended up being 9-10pm before you will go to sleep.  It has made both daddy and I very tired!  The past few days seem to have been better, so hopefully you will get back to normal soon.  I would love an evening back!

This month has been full of trips out to the lavender fields, strawberry picking and a trip to Polesden Lacey.  We have loved seeing the flowers and having plenty of space to run around.  An open space is always your favourite!  We also had a trip to see In the Night Garden Live.  I think we all loved it as much as you, the excitement on your face when the characters came on stage was so adorable.  It was such a magical experience for us all.

I can’t believe that the next time I write an update you will be 1.5 years old.  Lets just slow down time for us…

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  1. July 25, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    Oh wow I love the lavender picture hun, and I can’t believe that Oliver is 18 months old. They grow up so fast. 18 months is a brilliant age, they are just starting to become little people. I hope that he starts to go to sleep earlier though, we’ve had a few nights like that recently. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x
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