Dearest 1 and a Half Year Old

Hello Baby!

You are officially “1 and a half”! I am mum to a 1 and a half year old, Blimmin ‘eck. Unofficially though, every time someone asks your age, I’ve been telling them you’re one and a half. It feels like you’re a proper boy now. I’m not sure I should still be calling you Baby Z now. But, you know, I still will.

It seems you’re learning how to use your imagination now. You’ve been copying people eating and drinking tea and will even make “mmmmm” noises. Then you wiggle your bum. (I think it’s becoming the norm now to wiggle your bum after everything nice). It’s so cute watching you copying everyone eating.

It’s slightly less cute that you’ve now started doing it with your real life food too. You’ll put it to your lips, make mmmmm noises and then throw it. Usually on the floor. Unless, ofcourse, it’s sweetcorn. Sweetcorn is like Baby Z gold and you’ll dart from across the room as soon as you spy a Green giant sweetcorn tin.

This month has been teething galore. In the early months I worried your teeth weren’t coming through fast enough but I take all of that back. This week you have 6 coming through all at once. It’s like they’re emerging before my very eyes and you’ve been a bit grumpy to say the least, especially at night time. PC Plum and Miss Hoolie from Balamory now regulatory join us at 2am in a bid to settle you back down again. Daddy and I usually watch zombie like praying that neither of them will come to visit in our dreams once we are all asleep again. When do you think your love of Balamory will pass? No rush. Just wondering.

We had a lovely family week a couple of weeks ago where we went to the Lake District and you had your first boat ride. I’m hoping that in a few months you’ll have your very first plane ride. How cool would that be? Daddy sounds very nervous about it but I’m sure it’ll be fine. Besides, you and Daddy can watch Balamory for a whole 5-8 hours (depending on where we go, I’ve not decided yet) on the iPad that you are trying to adopt for your own. Won’t that be fun?

You’ve been saying more words although you’ve decided that toddler speak is obviously more superior to the English language and so you’ve made up words as you see fit. It’s very cute and anyone that says you should be talking now gets an imaginary kick in my head. If you could say “mummy” to me though, and not yourself, then that would be great.

Anyway, my one and a half year old… Until next time… Mmmwah!


  1. Mum2BabyInsomniac June 19, 2012 / 8:09 am

    Haha not Balamory?! It’s not one of my favourites! Poor you, but I know that anything they like is a good thing! That’s fab that he loves sweetc

    • Mum2BabyInsomniac June 19, 2012 / 8:10 am

      Sweetcorn, Iyla won’t eat a single vegetable! C

  2. Jenny paulin June 20, 2012 / 6:56 am

    Sweet corn is like gold huh? Mine won’t touch the stuff! wow a year and a half already! It’s whizzing past isn’t it? Teething with the many teeth must be stressful for you all but that will explain his unrestlessness at night hopefully, so maybe he will sleep through once the teething has stopped #fingerscrossed for you
    You must have the “what’s the story in Balamory in your head constantly!!

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