Wow, I can’t believe I’m writing this already. I honestly can’t quite believe that another month has passed and I’m now writing a 19 month update.
Teddy turned 19 months old on the 22nd, and a lot has changed since I wrote his 18 month update.
By far the biggest change is that Teddy is now finally walking, I am so happy and excited to be writing this as I thought it would never happen. I asked my husband if he could move our coffee table into the dining room as I was adamant it was the reason for holding Teddy back with his walking as it’s huge and right in the middle of the living room making it easy for Teddy Just to walk all around the furniture. And boy was I right! Within a week he was on the move and taking his first steps. Within a few days of Teddy being able to walk around the living room I tried him outside with shoes and he was in his glory. We went for a walk to the park and he couldn’t wait to walk around. He had a couple of falls but it didn’t bother him at all, he got straight back up and was on the move again. I couldn’t be prouder.
Teddy is now also picking up words faster than I can write them down. He is also starting to form sentences, for example he will shout at his sister “Krystabelle sit down” or “Or Krystabelle stop it” he’s probably heard me using these sentences regularly on a daily basis. The joys of having a daughter who doesn’t like to listen and refuses to sit down and eat her dinner.
Teddy has started getting the odd little tantrum, most of the time it’s because he’s trying to tell me something and I can’t understand what he’s trying to tell me. I think I’d have a tantrum too if I was trying to tell someone something but they couldn’t understand me.
Another big change for us this month is that Teddy has now completely self weaned. Our breastfeeding journey has come to an end, I was hoping we would get to two years as per the NHS guidelines but being pregnant, it can cause my milk to change in taste and he may not of liked the new taste. But I completely followed his lead as he definitely knows his own mind. I have tried giving Teddy different kinds of milk to try over the last couple of weeks but he doesn’t seem to like any of it. But he gets enough calcium through having yogurts and cheese and I have also recently found out that there are also plenty of foods which contain high amounts of calcium too. Although we didn’t get to two years. I am so proud to of breastfed him for as long as I did. Definitely one of my biggest achievements.
When it comes to meal times, Teddy is such a good eater, he will anything given to him, I think this is definitely down to baby led weaning. I just wish I knew about this when Krystabelle was a baby. He has now also started eating using cutlery, but he still loves to throw his plate on the floor when he’s finished to let me know he’s done, and still manages to make such a mess at mealtimes.
That just about sums up Teddy’s 19 month update.
Our next step is to have Teddy recognising numbers and colours. Definitely something to work on at home on these colder days. If anyone can think of any fun educational activities please do leave me a comment below.