The Bobsy at 18 Months
Since I started writing these little Bobsy updates life seems to go much faster. I can’t believe it’s been a month since 17 months. In some ways, I feel she hasn’t changed too much, certainly on the surface. But, when I actually sit and think about it, she has taken big steps towards being a little girl.
She certainly looks older now she’s 18 months. Her hair has grown a lot. It’s still shorter on top from her pulling it out and eating it phase but the back is beautifully long and curly. She’s also losing the baby look completely. Her face looks much older and her expressions are very clear.
She could walk for miles. She’s so strong and adventurous. The strong is great, she never gets tired. The adventurous means she doesn’t go where you want her to at all.
She has also this month developed a love of climbing. She’s still very short, so she struggles. But, she climbs on chairs, steps, into her toy box, into cupboards, the washing machine, basically any climbing she can do. But, only at home. We take her to a soft play and she’ll spend an hour stepping up and down one tiny step and not go anywhere else.
We finally have “mama” to go with “dada”! She still doesn’t say many other words but she’s getting close and she clearly knows what she means. When visiting my Mum’s, she fell in love with their cat. She’d follow him constantly saying “ca ca” and she wanders off to the bathroom shouting “ba ba”.
We’ve had a few bad sleep nights this month, which is rare. But, she started teething very late and now seems to be catching up. They are all coming in at once so I guess a few bad nights is understandable.
The morning nap is long gone, with the afternoon nap now being anywhere between 1 and 3 hours.
The Bobsy loves to colour and sits playing with her toys very happily. She’s started enjoying slightly more grown up toys like Duplo and The Boys old train tracks. Which is nice because we have enough wooden train track to build a branch line to Manchester.
Having always been a great eater it’s come as something of a surprise that she’s got a little fussier. She’s not eating much at breakfast time. We thought maybe she was just getting bored of the same cereal every day so tried a few different ones. She picks at them, but rarely eats a full bowl.
Then she’s gone off bread. Which, weirdly The Boy also did at around the same age. She’ll still eat toast, and dip bread in soup. But she doesn’t like sandwiches. The Boy was like this for about 3 years which made lunch a challenge.
We’re considering putting her into a nursery for a day a week when things settle down for us a little bit more. I don’t hugely need it, as I work from home. But I get a lot more done without her and I think a regular day with a group of kids would be good for her now she’s 18 months. What do you think?