I’ve procrastinated again when it comes to writing the summary which is really silly of me because Sprogzilla is achieving so much! I’ve been keeping notes in his diary but to be honest I can barely keep up!
The biggest advancement is his speech. A couple of weeks ago I made a list of everything he could say and it was more than 30 words! As if that isn’t amazing enough, he is coming up with new ones several times a week. In just the last seven days we’ve had sun, moon, towel, more, gone, star, toast, dinner and sheep. His understanding of association is coming along fabulously too. He can say duck and cow and make their respective sounds and he makes monkey noises whenever he sees one on the telly.
Around mid-November, I decided to casually check his height and was pleased to see a little bit of progress. I checked again just over a week later as he seemed to be going through quite a major growth and development spurt and he’d gained another 2cm! He is now no longer off the bottom of the height chart, which is incredibly reassuring. I’m really looking forward to his official weigh-in and height check just before Christmas.
This also means he has finally outgrown all those 6-9 and 9-12 month clothes. Yes, he really was that short! I’ve bought quite a few 12-18 month clothes lately and even some 18-24 in preparation. The problem we’ve had for a long time is that although he is short, his head is a normal size. We’ve had so much trouble finding tops that go over his head but don’t drown his arms or make it look like he’s wearing tunic.
Another tooth has been making an appearance, this time it’s the upper left incisor. Oddly, Sprogzilla doesn’t seem to be as troubled by teething compared to when the first ones came in. I’ll regret saying that of course, we already had a situation last night where he wouldn’t sleep and had to get up for a while. He didn’t seem to be in any obvious discomfort however, merely wanting to scamper around the living room and eat jam on toast until 2am!
Talking of sleep, it has been going really well so far. He sleeps from about 8pm, wakes around 5-6am for a nursing and then goes back down until around 8am. We were starting to see some regression about three weeks ago, he was waking earlier each day and once or twice more during the night and naps were a real fight, so the decision was made to drop to one nap. As soon as this was implemented his sleep returned to normal, in fact, he began pushing his single nursing to around 7am and sometimes even missed it altogether!
Of course, something always comes along to mess things up and the poor little guy caught a cold recently. He’s been understandably more restless, but it’s not been too bad. Once he gets better he’ll hopefully continue to eliminate that final feed and sleep right through the night consistently.