Little Viking | 16 Month Update

I almost forgot that I needed to blog your 16 month update, I just thought I already did it so this is the most unprepared I have been in months. Kid, you are just growing up so much these days, it hurts my heart but it is also super exciting to see your personality grow each day. 

This morning for the first time ever after the remote got taken off you, you sat there and frowned, your bottom lip wobbled like you were going to cry and you just looked mega sad all of a sudden, I have never ever seen you react like that before, it was an actual pre cry state and such a grown up kid thing to do. 

You have gotten much better at drawing with pencils, think you may be left handing but you use both hands so who knows. But your drawing skills are getting better as I said, you can do more angles and scribbles instead of light dots and marks. I love your little face when you are concentrating though. You are warming up to to bike which is awesome to witness, you need assistance getting on but once there you just say "wow" over and over as you propel yourself forward on your legs.

So last month you liked blue berries and sultanas, but this month you dislike them, your loving dried apricots and mangoes, cheese, McNuggets (shoot me), philly cheese carrots, jam on toast and cheerios. You did a pretty gross thing the other day and dipped your cheerios in the jam and then ate it. Whatever floats your boat kiddo. 

You still have not mastered drinking say a takeaway cup with a straw, but you drink a sippy cup with a straw like damn well but I think you just want to play with the takeaway cup and straw for now. We watered down your milk bottles to try to wean you off them but now you have a hankering for watered down milk, especially at night time which ends up with you wetting through in the morning which is not ideal at all. You will not drink milk out of a sippy up at all, just water so this process might be a bit of a challenge for both of us.

You call everyone else gum but dad is dad (so unfair), your perfecting your "byes" and say bye even when we have not said goodbye to people. You have learnt to say "sh,sh,sh" which is adorable because you say it when you notice Dakota is sleeping or you hold your plushies and pat their backs and say it. You said "frog" and "horse" once this month and your sentences are forming better but I still have no damn clue what you are actually trying to say majority of the time. Instead of pointing this month you open at close your hand at something you want, I would love it if you learnt please and thank you so we shall work on that in the next few months.

You are such a book worm and love bringing books downstairs, laying on your stomach, kicking your legs and reading them. You learnt how to put your books back on your bookshelf and are so proud when you do it. You have your favourite books and always always want to read them and you even request two book readings at night because you cray. You sit there and flick the pages, and it seems you are almost reading it and I love that you are just so into your books already. 

You randomly started sleeping through the night again for a week but then you went all "no I shall request frequent bottles at night" again which really really sucked. You may need to drop a nap during the day, perhaps your afternoon one for you to actually stay asleep the entire night, but again not to sure. Golly, parenting is such a mystery half the time. 

You zone out alot, especially when watching tv, perhaps you watch tv a bit too much so we are in the works on getting you some skill building activities or toys. I would love to get you some organic playdough but I really think you will ruin it with carpet dust, or mix or the colours together or even eat it! which seems like a nightmare to me! I got you these lovely alphabet boho flash cards but you just want to wreck them and step on them instead of learn from them. 

You don't seem to like chocolate which is really odd, like if you I give you a chocolate buscuit or a piece of chocolate you give it straight back to me and trot off. Like what kind of kid dislikes chocolate?! 

You learnt how to be soft with Dakota which is super nice and you give her kisses, but you still steal her toys and run away. You come up to us and randomly just want a hug or a kiss which I think just makes you feel better because you smile, laugh and then run away happy. You seem better at holding our hands instead of running away, maybe typing that makes me actually jinx the goodness of those moments lasting. You figured out how to open cupboards and drawers so hello child locks on everything. 

You are just keeping us on our toes and surprising us everyday with all these new milestones. 

xx

Little Viking | 15 Month Update

You are finally fifteen months old! It is so funny to say because you seem so grown up but your still so little. Especially when we go for walks and you hold our hands, it kills my heart just how far you have come in the last few months.

Your vocabulary is expanding and you have learnt "bug" and "doggie", your baby babble is just off the charts and sometimes it sounds like you ask a question {most of the time I look at you confused}. You say things like "what this?" or "whats that" in babble but your usually pointing at something so I know what you mean, you have yet to learn please or thank you, still working on it so you are kind of demanding when you do want something. You listen to me when I tell you to sit by me, or sit down and you have even learnt to lie down when I tell you do which is nice, although sometimes when your silly you kind of throw your body in a crazy wild way. You agree with us most of the time and say "yeah" with such enthusiasm and you still say "bye" and "hi" to random people. You love sharing with others, especially your food, sometimes you share a bit too much of your food with dad which ends up all in his mouth and its quite funny to watch. You always have to make sure Dakota has some of your snack and you like feeding her dog food to her. 

You have so so much teeth now! Almost a full mouth and your molars came through on one side which made you into a mighty little monster, they are giving you break now but your other molars are fast approaching. You are eating a fair bit more now since you are growing up faster, you randomly started loving fruits like pears, strawberries and even banana {you never ever ever eat banana} I love watching you chew your food, its so fascinating that you are a master at eating so soon. 

The minute you hear a beat or any time of music you dance like crazy, I think its because when you where teeny we let you have nakey hour and you wriggled your whole body side by side, I think you just love dancing kid which is rather odd because your parents are not dancers! You simply adore browsing the toy isle in the shops and you grab anything that catches your fancy even if it is to big for you to carry. When you make accidents like spilling the dog water all over you or knocking the picture frame on the tv unit over you run away so shocked and guilty and then come running to us crying out of fear of what happened. We shouldn't laugh but its quite funny the expression on your face.

Your very very emotional some days, like heck your not even a teenager and we can't even handle your emotions. You find it hilarious when I say "I love you" and you bury your face into my side like a giddy little kid. You willingly give kisses and it is the absolute cutest thing you have ever done. Naughty should be your middle name because kid you got that trait down-pat, the minute we tell you no you think it is a game and keep doing whatever is bad, like pushing mummy's cookbooks to the back of the cupboard. But despite all that you love helping us out with picking up leaves, passing us washing as we hang it up or putting things away. You have this fascination with putting things into your backpack or into a box.

The other day we gave you a small cup to drink water from {bad idea} you got some of it in your mouth but would rather put your hands in the water than dry to drink it. You love stomping and running down hills, the other day I swear you jumped over a toy but it happened in the corner of my eye. You also fell asleep in the car the other day like three times and I was cheering because you never do that anymore. Your independent as heck and really show us who's boss and you seem to grow taller every time you take a nap! 

we love you so much kiddo! 

xx

Little Viking | 14 Month Update

Little Viking you are almost 15 month old and it is so crazy how every single day you just keep amazing us with your personality and how fast you are growing up.

You have taken a keen interest in solving puzzles or playing with your abacus zebra toy, I notice that your concentrating more and your motor skills are evolving. You like puzzles alot and putting shapes into the shape box, even though you still have not quite figured out which shapes goes in the correct hole, every shape at the moment fits into the circle hole so that is enough to exceed your happiness. Your cheekiness has grown into something a bit crazy, you go to hand us something and then quickly pull it back and also run away. The other day you watched me put on my shoes, then brought me yours, sat down and let me put them on your feet. You love picture books with flaps in them, you pay no close mind to the story but you have a keen eye for where the flaps are and you immediately find them before I have had a chance to read the page. You are becoming picky about which books we read to you, you dislike long stories and have no patience for them. I don't think I am every going to stop writing about your teething woes, this month you have molars coming through and a bunch of other teeth all at once. It is pure hell, you are pure hell kid. Your clingy, crying everywhere, picky about what you eat, fussy about everything, your poor gums are swollen and hot and I can see the teeth just breaking through. Your sleeping pattern has been interrupted because of it and you like waking up in the middle of the night or super duper early which is not fun at all. 

I for the life of me cannot get you to eat vegetables, I bought two cookbooks to add to my never-ending dust collecting cookbook shelf and I have yet to persuade you. You would rather eat plain penne than wholemeal spiral pasta, I even tried putting the whoelmeal inside the penne and you outsmarted me by just spitting out the wholemeal. You make disgusted faces at everything we put in front of you expect, vegemite, avocado, philly, apple, mandarin and pasta. I really hope you get over this stage soon because I just want you to eat properly and more darn vegetables. You love playing with your doll, you give them cuddles and kisses (you have started giving us kisses when you ask for them which fills my heart with so much love!!!!), you bring me your doll to show you how to give it the bottle and to rock it to sleep but you end up just putting milk all over its face and making a mess on the table. You still love bath time and have started licking the wall like a silly bugger because dad laughed at you once, you splash tonnes of water everywhere and your bath tub is now in the shower because of the amount of water going into the carpet and all over us. You dislike the pram, you dislike walking too much, you dislike the carseat and quite frankly venturing outside the house with you is a gamble these days. You demand to go your own way, brushing aside our outstretched hands as you walk the opposite direction of us. You adore the slide at the park and now squeal in delight as you go down. You will sometimes sit and watch the tv which is so nice, you have started dancing to some songs as well and get super excited when I mention a tv show you like. I think we need to get you a chair or something because you like to be up close to the tv, your such a dork. 

You keep changing every day, your speaking more babble and you randomly sing, sometimes you randomly yell at things as well, probably copying me at yelling at Dakota for barking or something. You have said a few bad words which is amusing at the moment and for the first time ever you actually pooped in the bathtub which your dad was not happy about cleaning up. You love hanging out with me under a blanket and watching the light creep through, you think it is the greatest thing ever. I am excited for more crazy, wild adventures with you kid.

xx