Over the last few months little man has grown so much. He is definitely not a baby anymore.
Toddlers never stay the same for long, always getting bigger and learning new words – but what I am conscious of is that his routine and mile stones have stumbled to a halt.
When they are babies, there are so many new milestones; turning on their belly, turning on their back, sitting up, crawling, walking, first words, throwing, holding an object…the list could go on.
There then is a long period of time that just stays still for a lot of stuff. Of course they keep learning, picking up new words, actions etc, but the mile stones disappear.
I would say for about 6 months nothing big really and truly happens. We continue with the same routines, nursery drop offs and collections, swimming lessons at the weekend. Bed times may vary depending on how long nap time was, but the rest of the routines stay relatively the same.
It was only on Monday night when little man wanted to sit on the toilet, that I thought, oh dear, so it begins again!
Because coming up are possibly some of the more stretching milestones that a parent has to deal with having a child.
The toddler milestones fill me with fear. Potty training and dealing with poop on the floor or in teeny pants and wee all over the toilet seat. Then there is the waking up with a toddler staring at you in the middle of the night when you finally decide to turn the cot in to a bed. Realising that they can get out of bed and attempt to wreak havoc on the household for longer because these cell like bars aren’t there to stop them anymore.
The baby milestones are a little different. I suppose the biggest one is walking as your baby cannot stay still anymore. Those jobs you got used to doing whilst the baby was nicely sat playing with rattles become a little more challenging.
So enjoy every bit of the calm before the storms of the milestones because things are about to get very rocky for a while as we get ready for some big ones!
Busy Working Mummy XOXO