Today we are celebrating Little Moore’s 2nd birthday. My goodness, how time has flown!
I know it’s the cliche thing to say but I just don’t know where the time has gone. It’s crazy to look at my little boy now, toddling around and having conversations with me when not so long ago he was just this tiny thing that could only cry.
He’s developed over the last year. Definitely in the tooth department – this time last year he was still toothless, now he has 12 – still a long way to go but we’re getting there!
He’s really confident on his feet now and his language skills are really well developed. Some of my favourite things he says:
‘See you soon’ (in a Sean Connery style ‘Shee you shoon’)
‘Oh no, Mama, baby’ (when I’m hurt)
‘One more Sam please’ (when he wants to watch more Fireman Sam)
He loves singing too, and joins along as we do Wheels on the Bus, or does all the noises for Old Macdonald.
He loves pulling faces and making us all laugh.
He’s still obsessed with cars and we have way too many hiding in all sorts of places around the house (including a ride in Jaguar). He also has a dolls house, where he likes to push the Mummy and Daddy dolls down the stairs.
We have lots of lovely days out planned to celebrate this week and I’m looking forward to spending a week as a family 🙂
So, somehow, Little Moore is turning one today!
Well, I guess not technically: seeing as he was born in a Leap Year, he doesn’t get his proper birthday for another 3 years. But we’re celebrating today instead.
It’s been a crazy year since he was born. I’m not going to lie and say it was all fun and easy – parenting is exhaustingly hard work – but I wouldn’t change a thing. He’s a happy little boy with a wonderfully cheeky (still toothless) smile.
I love hearing him chatter away to us and to himself, even when it’s 5am and we just want some bloody sleep.
I love watching him crawl commando style around the living room and try to grab all the things I don’t want him to.
I love that in the bedroom, he always crawls to my bookcase and pulls out Alice in Wonderland.
I love seeing him fall asleep in my arms, just like he did as a tiny baby.
I love seeing him play with his cousin and I hope they grow up to be great friends.
I love seeing him play with his Dad and hear him say ‘Da da’ all day long.
I love that he’s learnt to blow raspberries on my tummy – I thought I was supposed to do that to him?!
I love that he know when to clap in ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’ or just generally when he’s done something he’s pleased with.
Happy Birthday my little boy. You are so very loved <3
It’s probably the thing you hear parents say most, but man time really does fly and the really do grow up so fast. It feels weird to think that 3 months ago I was a huge pregnant person with no baby in my life, and now everything is about this little man.
At three months I think we’re doing pretty well:
- Little Moore had his tongue tie cut and is feeding better – it was a pretty horrible thing to watch as he screamed and was upset for days after, but I know it’s done us both good in the long run.
- He can now hold some toys and has a few favourites that he enjoys putting in his mouth.
- We’ve moved into our 3-6 month clothes and put away the Newborn/0-3 months. There was still room a bit in the 0-3 but I thought it was time to move on. I felt a bit sad about never seeing him in the old clothes again, but we’re saving them for the next one 😉
- He’s a bit sporadic with naps but on a good day he’ll have a long morning and afternoon nap in his Moses basket, and usually one when we go out for a walk in the pram.
- He still feeds pretty frequently during the day (around 15 times) but he goes longer stretches at night now (thank God!) Usually he’ll have a few hours before we go to bed, a dream feed and then he’ll go 5-6 hours before the next one. After that it’s still every couple of hours but that long stretch is heaven to me now!
- He loves to chat and normally wakes me up because he’s gurgling to himself. He’ll hold conversations with me and his dad with lots of loud excited noises and thrashing arms and legs.
- He doesn’t mind tummy time so much now and can hold his head up for a few minutes at a time. He doesn’t always though – I think he’s a bit lazy!
It’s crazy to think how much life has changed in the last few months. I’m trying to savour and enjoy every moment because before I know it he’ll be running circles around me!