It was baby K’s birthday last month, he’s now a whole two years and one month old, which is a big enough deal within itself, but along with the passing of a whole year comes the arrival of other new milestones.
Since turning two it seems like there has been this wave of change flood over baby K which has made me realise how quickly he’s growing up *cue mummy tears*
Along with potty training (click here to check out our fun journey as we master the skill of pooping and peeing in a potty!) we’ve had to change baby K’s cot into a bed and it wasn’t because of the potty training, no it was because my son had decided to be a gymnast in training! So off came the side of his bed and I have to say I felt a little bit sad, his room no longer looks like a baby’s nursery but a toddlers little haven with his big boy bed, potty in the corner and toys all over the place!
To go hand in hand with potty training we had to change up baby K’s bedtime routine, no more kiss goodnight and straight into the cot with his bedtime bottle. The transition from bottle to cup begun, at first it was met with a bit of resistance but I soon figured out that this was more to do with the milk than not wanting to drink out of a cup.
Second to go was his bath seat, yep no more baby bath seat, this was replaced with a non-slip bath mat with little fishes all over it as I have a steel bath. Bath times now consist of bubbles flying all over the place, lots and lots of splashing (thank god I have underfloor heating) and the need to drink the dirty bath water.
I’ve also noticed that baby K’s speech has developed since turning two. We still get some babbeling but he now tries to express himself more verbally rather than moaning and repeats everything you say and attempts to put simple sentences together like “where’s baba”. I also like to think the fact that we’re reading more before bedtime has helped with this.
Baby K has always been very confident and independent, but with each passing day I notice this trait of his growing and becoming more and more embedded in to his personality. The way he doesn’t need us to hold his hand when we take him somewhere new and just walks off and behaves like it’s his natural environment. The way he’s slowly learning to interact with other children and play with them rather than alongside them makes me realise how much he is changing and learning.
On a different note there is a different side to these new milestones, such as the tantrum milestone and the lets see how much I can get away with milestone! To deal with these we’ve had to introduce the naughty corner, which seems to be working but let’s see how long for.
My baby is growing and as he grows and learns new skills I am in awe. In awe of the way he knows when to use certain words, the way he transitions to new things without causing too much chaos and most of all the way with each passing day and each new thing he does our love for him just continues to grow and grow.