So a new year and it’s time for another Noah update; I suppose this year I should try and make a blogging resolution to actually keep up with them for both boys! I cannot believe he will be two this year; very soon, in fact!
He is really growing up into a proper little boy now and is becoming more and more like his brother every day, though I’m not sure if that’s a totally good thing or a totally bad thing; maybe just a mixture of the two. He definitely has an ultra fiery personality though, much worse than Jacob’s was at his age so I dread to think what the future will bring. I have no idea where he gets it from though… *Ahem*.
Though he is still chunky, he has ‘grown out’ a little now as clothes that were tight a few months ago are not so much now, though I have had to start digging out the next size up. Whenever I get weighed at home the boys have to do it too, so at his most recent weigh in he was almost 2.5 stone – monster! He is growing quick in height too, he is almost at J’s shoulder height – they both get that from Daddy.
He is at that really cheeky stage at the moment. You know, the one where they run away grinning when you are just about change their nappy; when you catch them in the act doing something they shouldn’t, complete with a cheeky grin; finding it funny to walk around with his hand down his nappy (he gets that one from his big brother!)…
He has started to really listen to instructions now too and knows where things are, where things go, what he should be doing. For example, when it’s bath time he runs into the living room and points up the stairs; when he is allowed a biscuit he runs to the fridge and points to the biscuit tub on top of it, and then when you tell him “Just one” he does just that; he knows he needs to brush his teeth after breakfast and at bed time… Just a shame he doesn’t understand “Tidy your toys up please.” 😉
It’s been so long since I’ve posted an update for N – 3 months in fact! What with my impromptu blog break, then trying to catch up, then having to take another impromptu break when we moved and were without Internet… But hopefully I am finally getting back on track now!
So N hasn’t been officially weighed for a long time but both boys like getting on the scales at home when I do, and it seems N is just over 2 stone heavy – only a stone lighter than his brother, yikes! He is a proper gannet though, but I think his weight has leveled out a lot since he has been on the move.
Speaking of which, he follows his brother absolutely everywhere and he is a proper little stunt man, even braver than J in fact! He is always getting bumps & bruises as he can’t tell danger quite the same as J yet. He really does look up to J though and wants to be just like him with everything, including the toilet!
He is quite the monkey and is obsessed with hitting the tv – I forgot how annoying that stage was! He is still into everything else too – everywhere he shouldn’t be. He is becoming a proper little helper though and helps to fetch wood for the boiler, cleans up (after he’s made a huge mess!), helps with the shopping… Sometimes it can be more hindrance than help though!
He is a really quick learner and has started putting his shoes on by himself, getting himself dressed (or at least attempting to), eating with cutlery, and he has learned so many new words recently and follows instructions really well – when he wants to, anyway! He had his very first hair cut a few weeks ago. I hated getting rid of his curls, but I know they will grow back quickly as J still has some.
So, as it was with J’s last update, it’s been a while since I last posted one for N too – which was his 1 year 3 month old one so a couple of months ago now. Since then he has really transformed into a proper little toddler and forever left babyhood behind! Though J still calls him his little baby N, bless him 🙂
He’s slowly growing out of his bed time milk too; he often doesn’t finish the bottle and instead just fights sleep, he’s just like his big brother in that respect. He loves his milk on his cereal in the morning though! He is still an absolute gannet and stuffs his face all day long, constantly making a mess…though he is starting to level out a bit now and is losing his baby fat. I love him chubby though! He definitely knows what he wants these days as he’s started pointing and saying ‘that’ – now just to practice please and thank you! One thing he does love to do is pick blackberries at Grandad’s (soon to be our home too), and he is so clever as he knows which colour to pick.
He has really found his feet now and can just about grasp running, though it is usually after his brother when he’s taken something he wants! Speaking of wanting what J has, he really does want to be just like him too. He even gets J’s pants from his drawer and tries putting them on which is quite funny to watch! He helps when getting him dressed now, with lifting his arms, legs, and feet up, and he fetches his shoes too when he knows we are going out; that is as well as climbing in the pushchair himself, he’s certainly an eager beaver!
Also on the animal theme… He is also a proper cheeky little monkey. He is obsessed with climbing – whether it be on the windowsill, the table, the back of the sofa, the TV unit, the tumble dryer door, attempting the side of his cot – he just will not stop! He is a little tease too, he will fetch something for you, hold it out, then snatch it away again with a grin and a chuckle when you go to get it. But it is so flaming adorable!
It seems N wants to be more & more like his big brother every day. Though there are almost two years between them it doesn’t feel like it sometimes as N is catching up with J so quickly. I still refer to N as a ‘boddler’ at the moment but soon I will need to start referring to him as a fully fledged toddler – I just don’t want to as I refuse to be the owner of two toddlers! (One will soon be a pre-schooler anyway…).
Since N’s last update I actually managed to take him to get weighed. He weighed 27lb 8oz, meaning he has gained 3.5lb since November. He is plodding along nicely on the 98th centile too; I seem to give birth to small babies that grow into chubby boddlers! He is still a milk monster and when he has pyjamas on and hears the microwave ping, he knows it’s bottle & bed time and practically runs to his bedroom with Daddy!
Following on from that, he is a brilliant walker now and his walking is actually just progressing to running, though he doesn’t realise his own speed sometimes and ends up falling over his feet. Him & J love chasing each other up & down the hall so I think he’ll be a fully fledged runner soon! He copies practically everything J does, he wants to be just like him. It is a bit scary sometimes as it will be something N can’t physically do as he doesn’t see danger (like climbing, hence the numerous scratches and bruises I mentioned last time) but I’m really not complaining about the part where he wants to help clean like J…
He is such a greedy little piglet and is constantly attempting to get in the cupboards, though they all have locks on them now but it doesn’t stop him trying! He has a new habit of standing at the fridge and pointing to it and grunting for food, and as soon as I open it he is straight in there. I think as long as we kept feeding him he would keep eating until he was sick! He is a great eater though so I suppose I can’t really complain, hopefully he won’t turn out to be as fussy as his brother.
My baby boy is fast growing up. It feels even more so because most of the things he’s doing now, are before the age at which J did them so it’s all a bit quick for me compared to last time! He just wants to be like his big brother really, but his antics are going to be the death of me one day – I’ve lost count of how many times already my heart has nearly jumped out of my mouth!
Since his last update he still hasn’t been weighed, I think I’ll go and get him weighed before his next update as I’m just intrigued to see how he’s doing. I can tell he’s leveling out though as the sleeves on some of his tops are a bit looser than they were with his mega chunky arms as I can actually roll them up now! He’s still on one bottle of milk a day though, and I’m not sure when we will try to introduce a beaker at bed time instead, though he does drink from a beaker during the day time (we gave him one much earlier than we did with J as he kept stealing his – he still does in fact, and vice versa!).
I mentioned last time that he had started walking. His confidence has built up really quickly and now he walks practically everywhere (though he’s still a bit wary of grass!). He loves to walk down the path to the car and he’s so proud of himself when he does. Since his new found freedom he is into everything – inside boxes, standing on boxes to reach things or get onto things, and he’s finally mastered climbing the sofa – oh joy! He loves climbing as you can see in my last Project 365 update, and because of this he’s acquired too many bruises and scratches to count in the last few weeks!
He is such a little monkey and had an obsession with opening the kitchen drawers until we finally put locks in them. J was never really bothered so we never needed them before! Now he can’t get in the drawers, he has a new found obsession with shoes – he takes them everywhere and I’m always having to sort the shoe rack out!
He’s finally acquired a new tooth so now he has eight gnashers, though the latest one took absolutely ages to come through, poor little guy. He’s now started the biting phase (as well as a smacking one!) and it flaming hurts, damn those sharp teeth. He has started giving such adorable kisses though, also using his teeth.. He opens his mouth wide and leans in for one and then gently nips your puckered lips – I really need to get a video!