Today Arthur you are 13 months old!!!
I’ve not actually had Arthur weighed this month we normally get it done the time we travelled. I can confirm he’s still a chunk!
Teeth: 10…I think, frankly I’m too scared to put my finger in to get a good old look!
This has been a bit of a random month. After all the excitement of Arthur’s first birthday last month things should have calmed down a little. But of course that’s not the case, there has been lots of sorting and preparing to come away!!
Something that’s started in the last week or so is that when we say ‘no’ to Arthur he’s started shaking his head copying us shaking our heads, which is the cutest thing. Initially he still carried on doing what he was doing but he’s starting to stop now. This is actually a pretty big deal I reckon, since this shows he’s really developing the understanding of the word ‘no’ which is obviously pretty important!
We’ve had a bit of a bite-y phase. I’ve been on the receiving end of a few to many of Arthur’s bites. It seems like it’s an affectionate thing, he does it when he’s giving a big squeezy cuddle but it really hurts!! It’s been coming and going in phases but I’m hoping that now we have started to get our ‘no’ sussed out we can start to use that to stop the bites!
Arthur has left the Seychelles for the first time and travelled 5,300 miles to the UK.
Since we’ve arrived here I have continued to be so proud of Arthur, he’s already seen so many new faces and been to lots of new places and he’s taken it all in his stride. He has really loved it.
In being here he’s experienced lots of “strange” things already such as carpets, stairs indoors, baths.
Wearing socks, pjs, fleece-y onesie, and long sleeves are also new experiences for him!
Marks sister is staying back with us at their parents house while we are here and she’s brought her bunnies (they were ours but when we moved we gave them to her) and Arthur is having lots of fun with them which is good because he’s probably missing next door’s cat Smudge a lot!
Arthur continues to be a very chatty little guy, lots of noise all the time. We are definitely getting Dada or variations of for Mark. There’s a sound he makes that’s the same when he wants a drink, not so sure how to describe it but it’d always the same noise.
‘At’ is the cat but now it seems that any animal is an ‘at’ as the bunnies and dogs also get that sound!!
When he points at something there’s a definite ‘dat’ sound so we say ‘that’s a …….’
With the much longer and lighter evenings Arthur has been going to bed later, unfortunately he’s not been sleeping later as it also gets light very early so I’m considering shortening his nap a little although he seems happy so not totally decided on that yet.
I think that’s all for now. This whole next month will be spent in the UK so it will definitely be a busy one packed with lots and lots of fun things for Arthur!