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Milo at 16 months

16 months with graphic

Better get this out of the way before he actually turns 17 months! He’s less like a baby every day! He’s properly settled in the tweenie room at nursery now, and he’s interacting with the other kids really well. I think it’s great for him cos some of the older ones can speak. He’s not talking yet, but he is totally ‘talking’ all the time, having a little conversations with himself. I’d love to know what’s going on in his head. Cos he’s not speaking, I think I underestimate what he understands, but it’s probably a lot! He’s pretty good at making himself understood when he wants something (food, being picked up and going outside mostly) anyway!

And what I always say: the one thing that isn’t going so well is the sleeping. We went through a magical two weeks where he slept through about 50% of the time, but then he got a throat infection and that was the end of that. I wouldn’t even mind at all if he just slept in our bed quietly, but he’s got this knack for turning himself round 90 degrees, facing right across my pillow, so I have no space for me head at all. Then occasionally he’ll semi wake up and start kicking Dave in the face (his feet are pointing that way), or throwing himself around headbutting us. It’s not far off the point where having him in the bed is more disruptive than going through controlled crying, although we’re not quite there yet. I’m still really hoping his sleeping will fix itself!

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  • Rhianne 28 April 2014, 8:24 am

    He is just the cutest and I love the idea of him having little conversations with himself 🙂

    Shame about his sleeping, I have no helpful comments other than I hope it sorts itself out too
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  • bani 28 April 2014, 8:26 am

    I’m all about the family bed. So much less hassle.
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  • Veronica Darling 30 April 2014, 11:13 pm

    Oh he’s so big now! Yes, he’s a little toddler boy, not a baby! I’m constantly surprised at the comprehension these little people have… and yes, I’m with Bani … the family bed (we caved to get a kingsized one last year) is a freaking amazing safe place… but everyone needs a pillow! Felix sometimes sleeps on my face, or across my neck (the worst to wake up to!) but I just turn him and whisper ‘cuddle mama, cuddle time’ and we end up spooning!

    Having said that, he’s in his own bed now… to start off the night, at about 5 he comes in to snuggle with us. I love it!

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