Wow what a month it has been. Archie has developed in so many ways this month. One more month until he is 2. I’m just not ready to have a 2 year old. I’ve been trying to hold onto anything that makes him feel more like a baby rather than a toddler but there just isn’t anything left. He’s growing day by day right before my eyes and however proud he makes me, I always feel that spark of sadness how he no longer needs me, how independent he is becoming and how he isn’t a baby anymore.
This is the month where we finally bought our first family home. I am beyond excited to fill our lovely family home with hundreds of memories. I have wrote a blog post on our journey with our house so I’ll link that here if you want to go check it out.
Archie amazed me this month in his swimming lessons and swam the width of the pool on his own (in armbands). I am beyond proud of him. He has been having lessons since he was 3 months and I can’t believe how confident he is in the water. He jumps in, dives under and is now swimming by himself. Not only does he love his lessons but it is also teaching him a valuable life lesson too. Enrolling him into his swimming classes is honestly one of the best things I have done.
As you all know, Archie has always been the perfect sleeper. He’s slept through the night since he was a newborn and I’ve always loved that about him. Recently he has been waking up anywhere between 1 and 3 and staying awake all night. If I’m lucky I can bring him in my bed with me and he will go back to sleep but 90% of the time if we wakes up around 3/4am he is generally wide awake and ready to play. There is no putting him back down to sleep. I’m not sure why this is happening, if he is hungry, having nightmares or of it is just because routine has been hit and miss recently.
Other than Archie’s sleeping being off, everything else is pretty much the same. He is repeating everything he hears, talking sentences of around 5/6 words and can now count to 7. He knows his primary colours, a few shapes were now starting on the alphabet. I love how quickly he learns things and how eager he is to learn. He loves sitting and reading books, learning through play and learning through songs.
We’ve spent a lot of time wrapped up toasty warm exploring the outdoors. Since Christmas I feel as though we was stuck in a lot either inside the house or in the car travelling so I wanted to make a point of being outside exploring. We’ve been for walks down the beach, country parks and up cliff tops. I love nothing more than watching Archie explore the great outdoors.
Next month we are going to be celebrating Archies 2nd birthday and I honestly can’t believe how quickly this year has gone. I feel like the 2nd year has gone so much quicker than his 1st. Before we know it my little bundle of love is going to be going off to nursery and then big school and to be honest I don’t even think I can cope with that thought right now.
If any of you have any small gift ideas that I can get Archie for his 2nd birthday then please leave them in the comments below. I need a couple more ideas to go with things I already have for him.
Love Tilly & Archie xx