My, how time flies as the little monkey gets older, I’ve missed the summary for another three weeks!
Earlier this week we had the drama of Sprogzilla’s height and weight not being as far along as I’d expected. After a day or two of scaring myself silly reading up on the internet, I decided not to think about it any further and we’ll deal with it IF there’s even an issue.
So, leaving all that behind, what fun have we had these last few weeks? Well, walking just gets better and better, in fact he can almost run now! He’s got the drunken penguin waddle down to an art and boy does he look mighty pleased with himself. Over the last few days, he has discovered a highly amusing new ability that walking enables – stomping!
Yes, he will gleefully toddle from the lounge to the nursery and back, stomping his left foot (and always his left lol) while we follow him and stomp along. It’s a great game that deserves repeating up and down the hall ad infinitum and goodness knows how daft Sprogdaddy and I look doing it too.
He also loves wandering outside on the patio, though we have to be careful not to let him fall on the hard surface or hit the brick wall or step. He’s still very wobbly on his feet, bless him.
Sprogdaddy dug the Babybjorn bouncer/seat thingy out of the loft earlier in the week and Sprogzilla absolutely loves it. Many months ago, we would bounce him to sleep in it, it’s the only way he would nap sometimes. Now he clambers onto it all by himself and lounges in it watching TV like a true couch potato. I’d been considering getting one of those mini armchairs for toddlers, but I think he’s perfectly happy with this! I posted a photo of him in it for this week’s Wordless Wednesday (my first yet!).
Shortly after my last summary, I was so proud to see him pretending to talk on the phone. He wasn’t holding the actual phone, it was a hairbrush I think, but he held it by the side of his head and started chattering. What a sweetie! Since then, he’s used all sorts of objects as phones, but if you give him a real one he just look at you as if to say “What am I supposed to do with this?”
Sleep seems pretty stable. We had a few days on and off where he only wanted one nap, but he seems to be back to two again now. It’s bloody hard figuring out when he wants to nap on a day-to-day basis, I can’t wait until he does drop one for good. He slept a whopping twelve and a half hours one night – Sprogdaddy and I were up before he was! That hasn’t happened since, but I am still incredibly grateful for the average 10hrs of solid sleep he has each night.
Earlier in the month we introduced a gorgeous new organic wool/cotton pillow and duvet into Sprogzilla’s cotbed. I can’t say too much about it now as the supplier isn’t officially selling them yet, but they are really nice and now I want full-size ones for my own bed.
Sprogzilla had a little accident a few days ago, he was playing with daddy’s feet on the sofa, missed and slipped off. He banged his little head on the floor (carpeted, luckily) and as usual I was in more of a state than he was. It didn’t help that he had to go to bed ten minutes later and I spent all evening reading up on head injuries and getting Sprogdaddy to check on him every half an hour.
Other cute little developments recently include brushing his hair (with a proper comb) and his teeth (with his hand/wrist lol!).
So, that was the last three weeks in a nutshell, as much as I can remember anyway. I’m a bit lazy when it comes to writing notes down in my diary and I really must make more of an effort as I’ll be so angry with myself if I forget these priceless moments. Let’s see if I can keep things going next week……