Another month is gone!
It hasn’t to be honest been the best month for him. I think I mentioned in the 14 months post that his molars were coming through, and the teething has been going on continuously since then. We’re now at 12 teeth, and I cannot wait until they’re all out. He’s really suffering with it. Those smiley happy racey around moments still exist, but they’re interspersed with lots and lots of crying. It’s so horrible when you can’t do anything about it. He goes bright red and screams and won’t take food, or drink, or calpol, or let himself be held, and occasionally him to roll around on the floor until he has knackered himself out. It makes you feel like an excellent parent, let me tell you!
The teething has also really disturbed his sleep, and he sometimes wakes up for two or more continuous hours in the night, crying and kicking. We’ve given up on trying to get him to stay in his own bed completely now, we put him in there when he falls asleep, but as soon as he wakes up in the night we just take him into our bed. It won’t make him sleep immediately like it used to, but it at least reduces the time it takes for him to drop off again. We’re also still giving milk in the night. It’s not ideally what we want, but it’s the only we get any sleep at all, and we do have work to go to. Once the teeth are out I suppose some sort of sleep training will need to be done.
Speaking of not getting any sleep, our downstairs neighbours have complained about Milo’s night time screaming! We’ve moved him up to his own room, which is up the stairs (our flat is over two floors), and hence away from the neighbours. Because he keeps waking up, it has meant we have had to move into the guest bedroom, because there’s no way I’m running up the (really steep) stairs in the middle of the night. Which obviously is a bit annoying for us! But we needed to move him into his proper room at some point anyway, and it has freed up the room which his cot was previously in and has the sewing machine set up. So I can actually sew when he’s asleep now!
Other than the sleeping and the random unhappiness (only those!) he’s doing well though. He’s really steady on his feet and they’ve started settling into the next age group up at nursery. All the bigger kids in the baby room have moved up, so Milo is now the oldest, and there’s quite a few wee ones that can’t move yet, so they think he’s getting a bit bored. They don’t usually move people into tweenies (that’s what the next group is called) until about 16 to 17 months though, and it’s a bit more energetic so he’s been visiting for a couple of hours a day to ease him into it. It’s mad how fast he is growing up!