This is the first update of 2018 for you, and like I always say “I can’t believe that you’re 29 months old”. The months are literally flying by, and before I know it it’ll be your 3rd birthday and I’ll be applying for primary school places for you. The last month has been a lot of fun, we’ve had Christmas and New Year, and also a fair few challenges when it comes to the terrible twos and toddler tantrums. So here’s what you’ve been doing over the past month and now that you are 29 months old.
- You’re talking is amazing. Every time I pick you up from nursery you come home saying more and more. You can now form full sentences and we can have a conversation which is so nice. Some of your favourite phrases include “Mummy what’s that?” and “Is there a monkey in the cupboard?”. You’ve also picked up the word “Yuk” which you’re applying to a lot of your food at the moment, I think that must be a nursery thing.
- You are starting to refuse the buggy, and you wanted to walk to nursery this morning. This fills me with dread, as we would have to leave at 6am just to arrive there on time. However you did manage to use your balance bike all around the park and bike all the way home at the weekend, which is great, but right now it’s not an alternative to the buggy.
- All your emotions are starting to be expressed. I’ve seen sulky teenager with your arms folded when you don’t get your own way, and you’ve also told me a few times that you’re feeling sad. I’m not sure why, but I know that you are learning these emotions at nursery at the moment, so maybe that’s why.
- You love playing with your dolls. You were given a Baby Annabelle doll at Christmas, and you love undressing her, taking off her nappy, and vice versa. She is then pushed around the house in her buggy and put to sleep in her moses basket. You are definitely showing your caring side, and I’ve been told by the nursery staff that you often give the other children a cuddle if they are upset.
- You are starting to love pretend play. The other day you created a pretend boat in your bed, with a pretend steering well, and took all your teddies and bunnies to the beach. It was very sweet, and your duvet cover was a pretend seat, and the boat also featured an imaginary toilet.
- Food is still an issue. I have come to terms with the fact that you are a fussy eater and love snacks. Sometimes I manage to get your eat your lunch and dinner, and sometimes you don’t. I know that you’re getting enough, but I just wish you would eat more of what I’m cooking for you.
- We will shortly be potty training. Argh. This makes me shudder when I think about it, but we need to get on and do it. I’m going to give it a go this weekend and hope for the best.
- You loved Christmas. You loved getting presents, and got in the habit of asking for presents. You were so excited on Christmas morning, and loved opening all your presents and everyone elses. I think you loved opening the presents more so than the gift inside. It was also a really exciting time for you to see all your family, and you enjoyed seeing your cousins, aunties, uncles and grandparents.
- You are currently wanting to do everything yourself and you get frustrated when you can’t do it. This could be anything from opening the cupboard to opening a packet of snacks, and you get frustrated even when I try to help you. That’s just you growing up and working out what you can and can’t do.
- Lastly you get so excited when you see Daddy, especially when he comes home from work. I’m beginning to feel a little jealous, as you never get that excited when you see me, even when I pick you up from nursery.
It’s been a fantastic month with you and I’m so excited to see how the rest of January pans out for you.