Just look at my cheeky little chappy, he knew that I was trying to take a photograph of him but he decided to remain aloof, he was trying his hardest not to smile at me and for him that’s a big ask as he is always smiling! Next week my BABY turns 1!!! I really can’t believe that he is going to be 1 already, it doesn’t seem 5 minutes since I was stressing about moving into our new house before our baby boy arrived but we managed to get in with just two weeks to spare!
In the past year our little boy has brought us so much pleasure, he is the happiest baby ever, so full of smiles and kisses and cuddles. He laughs at the slightest thing and only gets upset when his food is running late.
He started walking about two months ago but he’s so lazy, who needs to walk when you can crawl or be carried hey? Every now and then he will take a couple of steps unaided and then smile at you as if to say “that’s your lot for this week love!”. He is however, a big climber, he LOVES to climb on anything and everything. There’s no slide too big that he won’t climb, no staircase too small for him, he’s up them like lightening.
When I look at his beautiful face, I can’t stop the huge smile spread across my face or the warming in my heart, is he going to be a Mummy’s boy? Erm, yes I think he probably is although all our children are good at sharing themselves around
Little Bean is now at pre-school three full days a week, so I have big chunks of time just me and my boy. I feel like I have my baby days all over again, this was the age that Little Bean really came into herself and was so much fun to be around. Now I am lucky enough to have that time again with Beanie Boy, quality time just mother and son. I’ve seen a difference in him too, he’s playing more, getting his toys out and interacting more instead of being told what to do by his big sister (well she can be a bit bossy!). He ‘talks’ to me or shouts and points when he wants something. He steals my mobile phone to calls his ‘mates’, he climbs across the back of the sofa!! We have had odd little outings just the two of us, I want him to experience some of the things that I did with Little Bean, I don’t want him to miss out. Our next step is to find mother and toddler classes for when Little Bean is at school, its time for Beanie Boy to have some fun before another year has passed.
My baby days are nearly over but that doesn’t meant the fun has to stop, its only just the beginning . . .
What activities did you do with your youngest child when you were home alone, how do you make them feel as special as your other children?