You, at 2 years old

You, at 2 years old

Today is your birthday and you are two. Happy Birthday little one. I can’t quite believe that you are two, where has the time gone, I’ve been saying that for the past few months, but it has literally flown. Two years ago after an awful induced labour you arrived into our lives. Our little small sweet pea, is now a crazy toddler. I hope that you have the best day today, I’m sure you’ll get loads of presents, and they’ll be cake and sweet treats. Now that you are two here are some of things that you are doing:

  • Your talking has gone up a level. We can almost have a conversation together, which is so sweet, plus you are learning to say ‘wait, in a minute’. Oops!  I really notice that your talking has gone up a notch after you’ve been to nursery, it must be being around all the other children.
  • You are learning to play. I occasionally catch you playing with your dolly, taking her clothes off and putting her into her bed. Sometimes you’ll give your doll and your teddies a little kiss night night.
  • Recently we’ve had a nightmare with sleep. It was difficult for about two weeks to settle you down for the night, often taking a few hours.  You demanded Mummy, Daddy, Milk and Biscuits, and still wouldn’t settle. I resorted to leaving biscuits and milk in your bed, and found crushed up biscuits the next morning.
  • On the subject of milk and biscuits, your eating has taken a step backwards. Milk and beige food seem to be preference at the moment, but I’m wondering if those pesky back molars coming through are having some impact on your diet.
  • You’ve become so much more affectionate lately, always wanting to be picked up and wanting to be held. The last hour of the day is often jump on Mummy time, and you’ll launch yourself at me on the sofa.
  • On the flipside of being affectionate you’ve developed a bit of a habit for pinching and scratching other people. My face and Daddy’s face looked like we’ve been attacked, and I was pulled aside at nursery after you pinched another child. Having said that the pinching seems to be calming down now.
  • You really enjoy being around your cousins, and they love being around you. I could see that little smile creeping onto your face when they tried to pick you up at the weekend, and when they wanted to play with you in the garden.
  • You have a a real love for animals. This weekend you got to hold a hamster and feed it, you loved that. Although I was a little worried you could have crushed the poor thing. It did really enjoyed taking the food from your hand, and storing it in its cheeks.
  • Your favourite book at the moment is “We’re going on a bear hunt” and demand the ‘bear book’ at every bedtime. The only trouble with this book is it’s pop-up and a lot of the people have been ripped out.

I can’t quite believe that my little girl is two. The next year has a lot in store for us including potty training and a cot without sides. Help!

Happy Birthday munchkin. Have a great day, now where’s the champagne.

Mummy x

The Pramshed


  1. fancypaperblog August 9, 2017 / 7:59 am

    Happy birthday my smallest will be two on October and a lot of the same things going on. When she wants Someone to go away now she shooes them like a fly! #bigpinklink
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  2. RACHEL BUSTIN August 9, 2017 / 8:45 am

    Happy Birthday Little One! Exciting times ahead, we have a toddler bed set up in baby girl’s room, it was one I won a year or so ago so she loves to go and sit on it but is not quite ready for it yet. x


  3. The Mummy Bubble August 9, 2017 / 9:00 am

    Happy birthday Freya! Such an awesome little girl. Love the Polesden pic, she looks so happy! We have found scratching and pinching an issue too, when I try to tell her not to do it she laughs at me. #fortheloveofblog
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  4. Bec Webb August 9, 2017 / 9:09 am

    Aah, happy birthday to your little girl! The pop up books though…! Haha! Why do they even exist, because none of them survive even one day! All of our pop up books are them same, with all the bits ripped off, and open the door books too. Lovely post Claire! #Fortheloveofblog

  5. Chloe August 9, 2017 / 9:25 am

    Happy Birthday to your little girl, time sure does fly by. Let’s hope the beige food stage passes soon. Enjoy your champagne #fortheloveofblog

  6. Eva Katona August 9, 2017 / 9:25 am

    Happy birthday sweet girl! I should start to write these type of memory book articles, so when I look back in a few years it will help to remember. You gave a good idea 🙂 #fortheloveofblog

  7. Kiri August 9, 2017 / 10:39 am

    Happy birthday! Going on a bear hunt is a favourite here too. Good luck with the potty training! #fortheloveofBLOG
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  8. Kim Carberry August 9, 2017 / 11:39 am

    Aww! Happy belated birthday to your little one. She is just adorable. Good luck with the potty training! #fortheloveofBLOG
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  9. The Squirmy Popple August 9, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    Happy second birthday! My daughter turned two in June – it’s amazing how much they change and grow at this age! She’s talking non-stop now, usually to demand that I do something. We had a sleep wobble too a few months back, but now she’s back on track (fingers crossed!). #fortheloveofBLOG
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  10. Briony August 9, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    ***Happy Birthday*** two is a lot of fun. I hope you both enjoy it! #fortheloveofBLOG
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  11. Adrian August 9, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    It does go so fast. I remember being really surprised when Billy turned two and started chatting within what seemed like a couple of weeks. It’s so weird to have a baby for two years and then suddenly they find their voice. I really enjoyed 2 but it was certainly challenging and it doesn’t let up at 3! Enjoy the best bits. #fortheloveofblog
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  12. Jaki August 10, 2017 / 12:08 am

    Ah, Happy Birthday poppet! I seems only yesterday mine was turning two. Now he starts school in three weeks time {sob}…! #bestandworst

  13. Ali Duke August 10, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    Happy birthday little one. It is amazing how much they change between one and two. What a lovely girl you have x
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  14. Susie at This Is Me Now August 10, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    Happy birthday! 2 is the best age. I just love how they develop proper personalities and et favourite toys, favourite songs and tv programmes and how you can have a little conversation with them. Hope she had a fab day xx #FortheloveofBLOG
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  15. Catherine August 10, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    Happy birthday!! We are a few months behind but it’s so lovely to see them developing with chatting and interacting now. Happy 2 years as a mummy too!!!! Xx#fortheloveofBLOG

  16. Michael McFarlane August 10, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    Happy Birthday to your little sweet-pea. I could relate to everything as our daughter is nearing 3 in Sept. The old clique they grow up too fast is so true. Enjoy the next year 2-3 is an amazing stage, they grow into little people, who seem like they can do everything. Anyway I’m rambling now, but it was a really lovely post, thanks for sharing. #FortheloveofBLOG

  17. Aleena August 10, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    Aww happy birthday cutie! She’s gorgeous! it feels like forever ago that Amelia was 2, but I know that it will feel like minutes before Wills hits the milestone! Crazy how much they change isn’t it?! #fortheloveofBLOG
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  18. Helen @Talking_Mums August 10, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    Happy Birthday little one. I think at 2 their communication skills come on so much. I love the beginnings of conversations with toddlers.
    We love going on a bear hunt too x
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  19. mummy here and here August 11, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    Happy birthday, gorogous photos. Hope the potty training isn’t too stressful X #fortheloveofblog

  20. Helena August 11, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Happy Birthday (Belated). We can relate to pieces of book being ripped here too. #fortheloveofBLOG
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  21. Kimberly - Media Mummy August 13, 2017 / 10:39 am

    2 is the best! I can see Little P heading towards it and it’s just so brilliant. And knackering. And ridiculous! Glad the pinching has calmed down, but you may have a biter on your hands by the sounds of it! Everything’s a phase… thanks for letting me co-host #fortheloveofblog

  22. Claire August 13, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Happy Birthday! I love these updates. My little one is very much st the dogs food stage too aged 3

  23. Mrs Mummy Harris August 15, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Happy birthday little lady! she is such a cutie! Time goes so fast, scary that little man is nearly 18 months already.
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