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#WhatMyKidDid & Arlo at 11 Months

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Another month and I’ll be writing Arlo’s one year update, doesn’t time fly!? This month has been overshadowed by illness in the first part of the month with Arlo getting a v&d bug lasting almost a week! It was miserable for him (and me) and he became a clingier than normal constantly breastfeeding baby. Almost like reverting to being a newborn again! Attempting to get him to sit still and hold his 11 month card just wasn’t happening, I’ve got a lot of blurry photos of him and the card is now half chewed. Continue reading

#WhatMyKidDid Linky & Arlo at 10 Months

20160122_131336  IMG_6106Welcome to February’s #WhatMyKidDid! Now my not-so-little one is ten months old I was really hoping I’d have a thrilling development to report but so far still much the same as last month to be honest. A couple more solo standing attempts that end up landing on his behind! He’s also mastered climbing stairs much to my surprise and his enjoyment! I was unpacking the buggy in the stairwell and before I knew it he was half way up the stairs to our first floor flat with Athena encouraging him from the to! Continue reading

Athena at Two and a half

AthenaMy once chubby toddler is now a seemingly gigantic tall girl! It happened all of a sudden, she shot up and starting talking in sentences. She’s even more sure of what she likes and doesn’t like and has us both wrapped around her little finger. She is her brothers favourite person in the world. I’m late writing this as she actually turned 2.5 at the start of December, but close enough! Continue reading

#WhatMyKidDid – January & Arlo at 9 M0nths

I skipped Arlo’s 8 month update as I didn’t have a laptop, I’ve now borrowed my mums so I can get this one up on time with the linky & a better photo! The last two months have been huge in terms of development, Arlo is now moving all over the place, crawling properly, pulling himself to standing and cruising around the furniture. He’s also climbing onto things too if they’re not too high (which so far rules out the sofa, phew!) Personality wise he’s definitely an explorer, and has no sense of danger just yet! He loves being pushed high on the swings and is happy to clamber around at soft play too. He does sometimes go crawling off too fast and too far, then look around for me and wail when he can’t see me! He hates getting his nappy changed (or being on his back in general) and will roll and crawl away, and gets into a proper paddy when I get him out of the bath to get changed, though he is happy to be naked during the day!

Sleeping is a little better, he’s still sleeping in bed with us rather than in his attached cot for most of the night but I think he’s waking up less. A few (amazing) times he ended a feed himself, crawled away and nodded off on his own which I hope he starts to do a little more frequently! He’s having one long nap in the middle of the day when Athena naps (so for around two hours) and most days will have either a morning or afternoon kip for around 30 minutes in my arms, some days both. Arlo definitely has found his voice too, we’ve had lots of dadada’s and mamamam’s as well as a few gagas and a LOT of screeching!

He got a fairly bad case of oral thrush the week before Christmas which has more or less cleared up now but meant that he didn’t want to eat much as it hurt, so we’ve gone right back in terms of weaning. I am really struggling to get his medication in his mouth, too He really hates having anything put in it these days, including calpol on the rare occasion I’ve tried! He does however love a chomp on his toothbrush so fingers crossed it’s doing something! We’re still breastfeeding on demand, which is a lot and I couldn’t actually tell you how many times a day!

He now has seven teeth with the eighth on it’s way at the bottom. His hair is growing nicely too, some days its light brown and other days more strawberry blonde! His eyes are still very much blue and framed with gorgeous long lashes. He weighs around 22lbs and is in 9-12 month clothes but is rapidly outgrowing that size!

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#WhatMyKidDid linky & Arlo at 7 months

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I initially thought I wouldn’t have much to write about for this months update, Arlo had already started to taste foods just before six months and was sitting up and wriggling backwards worm-style and nothing else seemed to have changed but then a few days ago he started to crawl forwards. Nothing is safe now, with a combination of wobbly ‘proper’ crawling and super fast commando crawling he can get all over the place!

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He’s got a few more teeth too, five with the sixth one just pushing its way through but seems to be taking an age! Lots of grizzles to go with it too! Amusingly his top two teeth at the side came through after his bottom two so he looked like a little dracula before the centre ones arrived!

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Feeding is still happening on demand and he still won’t take a bottle. I’ve given up trying altogether now and am trying various sippy cups with water with meals but I really don’t think much is going down! I’ll do a separate post on how Baby Led Weaning is going soon, now that he is actually starting to consume things!

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His personality is really starting to shine through though recently, and his range of sounds has definitely got more varied and definitely louder! He is starting to experience some separation anxiety and whereas he used to be fine if I left him with someone at a playgroup to grab a cuppa he’s not so happy anymore! I know it’s just a phase though and it will hopefully pass as fast as it did with Athena at that age! He’s really good with Athena dragging him around, sitting on him and grabbing things out of his hands the moment he touches things, I hope his good nature lasts!  #whatmykiddid   Sleep is still not really happening for longer than a couple of hours at a time. For day time naps he’ll fall asleep feeding and wake up if I dare try to move him, so his nap only lasts as long as I can be sat still, which with a toddler is not so easy! Thankfully Athena still has a two hour nap in the day so once she’s in her bed I lay in bed to feed him and can sometimes feed him again before she wakes up so he sleeps for a little longer. Night times are still a max of three-ish hours between feeds, I’m blaming teeth I think! I’m just thankful I can pop a boob in and go back to sleep, if I had to get up and make a bottle each time i’d be a zombie!

So, on to the linkup! Thank you to everyone who joined in last month, there was some lovely updates and a taste of things to come for us!

#WhatMyKidDid A linky for capturing and sharing any child related updates, be they weekly, monthly or more and any letters to your children, plus any other post celebrating a milestone that’s been achieved! It will be live on the 1st of the month for two weeks, so you can link up a post that’s already live and relevant from the last month or for the first two weeks of the month, or even an old post if you fancy! How it works:

      • Posts recording your child’s milestones or achievements, monthly or weekly updates and any letters that you write to your children are all allowed!
      • Please leave a comment on the my post and it would be lovely if you could follow me on twitter & instagram if you have them
      • Please try and visit a few other posts from the link up, sharing is caring after all!
      •  I will visit and share every post linked up on social media! If you share using the hashtag #WhatMyKidDid then I’ll RT those too
      • There is a badge for to pop that on your post/list of linkys that you join in with, or a text link is fine too if you prefer!

 

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