20 months have passed since Tyler graced us with his grand entrance into the world. One day when he is reading all of these update posts that I have written, he will probably be bored of reading about me talk about time being a funny thing and passing both incredibly slowly and in the blink of an eye all at the same time. Before him, I always thought that parents sounded insane when they said this, but now I totally get it. If you missed it, you can read Tyler’s 19 month update here.
Does stubbornness count as a developmental milestone? Because boy is my child stubborn. He seems to get more stubborn by the day and it is really testing! Especially when it comes to food. Tyler has regressed so much with his food in the last month. Right now, the one and only dinner meal he will eat is potato waffles and sometimes beans. I’m trying not to worry too much and hoping that my non fussy child will return, but I am worried that this is the start of a very long road of fussy eating.
In other news, Tyler is becoming more sociable with other people and children and it’s so lovely to watch. He especially enjoyed hanging out with his cousins last month(even if there were a few tears over who got to play with which toy and when) and he is really warming to all of our friends and family members. He’s never been particularly clingy but he’s certainly always cautious of people that he’s not overly familiar with. He’s extremely “babbly” so I’m really hoping that we can get a few more words out of him in the next few months.
In Tyler’s 19 month update, I talked about how he had gotten back into a good sleep routine, but sadly, that wasn’t to last, as he seems to be in another regression of sorts. Tyler currently wont fall asleep at night unless myself or Jack are laying on the floor next to his bed, which personally I think is a little strange, but then again he is my child, so strange is to be expected. From what I’ve heard from friends, family and the internet, Tyler is likely going through a bit of a clingy phase, so like most things, this too shall pass.. I hope!
Tyler’s 12th tooth finally cut through last month! We’re now patiently waiting for his canines to come through and I am really not looking forward to that. I thought his first molars were bad but apparently the canines are the worst, wish us luck!
Me. I am currently one of Tyler’s favourites! Like I mentioned, he’s become a little clingy at times, normally when he’s upset, tired or hungry and so I feel like I have been strapped to my child the last few weeks. As cute as it is, it does get rather suffocating when you’re not used to a clingy child. The Go Jetters are still high up on Tyler’s list, but the Octonauts have caught his eye now too! Earlier on this week I shared some of our favourite Mamia bits and bobs and their new soft oaty bars are such a big hit with Tyler. If he’s having a bit of a meltdown, just the packet of these little beauties is enough to calm him down and keep him content for five minutes(or a few more if I’m lucky!) The last favourite of Tyler’s I’ll mention is slides, as you can see from the photo above, he was loving this little slide in his grandparents garden and every time that we’re at the park he goes up and down the slide at least 20 times!
In less than 4 months, we will have a 2 year old. It doesn’t seem like five minutes since we were approaching Tyler’s first birthday and now his second is really, just around the corner!