Little Man’s One Year Update

Our handsome, cheeky, cuddly Little Man truly has captured our hearts (along with his sister) over the last year. He’s our little snuggle bug who loves to sit on your lap, cuddle and play with, sometimes pulling, my hair. He always has a smile for everyone and an infectious giggle, especially when Daddy comes home and is silly with him.

He has recently learnt to crawl and pull himself to stand after us saying for months that he never would crawl. I think he wanted to prove us wrong! His additional movement has turned him into a havoc monster but he has great fun doing it.

He loves his food, as shown by hi recent demolition of a chicken drumstick. He’s on the 91st centile for height and weight and is in 9-12 month clothes. He is a solid boy so you know you’re holding him!

His favourite things are:

– his teddy, ‘Ted Ted’
– chasing a ball around
– tactile, sensory toys
– splashing in the bath
– bubbles
– cars
– peekaboo
– cuddles
– ‘horsey horsey’ and ‘the grand old duke of York’
– books, especially tactile ones like the Usborne ‘that’s not my……’ range
– Mummy, Daddy and his big sister and partner in crime

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We have movement!

I have never thought that Little Man would ever crawl. He hated tummy time with a vengeance and only rolled when he was eight months old. He’s been assisted walking, either holding his hands or using his walker and this has been his preferred activity. He took his first solosteps at the weekend 🙂 However, this week he has decided to get himself up from lying to sitting, pull himself up in his cot (and pull all the toys off the shelf!) and today he has finally crawled. It seems that my mum’s tablet was the required incentive!

Little Miss isn’t quite there yet but has made her own developmental leaps in the past couple of weeks. She is a much lower toned baby so gross motor things take her a bit longer. She is now walking steadily holding our hands and I think that once she sees her brother moving, she’ll soon be after him.

Better start the baby proofing!