31 months old
Arthur is now 31 months old.
This month has been all about getting back into routine after the Christmas holidays.
Mark is now back at work and I was worried about how we were going to get on now that Arthur is no longer taking naps. In general, I must say I think we’ve done pretty well. As a bonus for us Arthur is actually sleeping in a little more getting up between 6 and 7. I think, as much as I’d love if he was still napping, we have done well with how he has transitioned to not having a nap. In general, he gets through the day very well.
Arthur is getting better at understanding that he can have one on one time with me when Freddie is napping and is starting to be great at entertaining himself for little periods of time (without the TV!) too. Day by day his imagination is growing and I love seeing the little things he comes up with.
While Arthur knows that while Freddie sleeps he can have me to himself, he will still often go in to see Freddie in his cot. He is such a caring brother. Now Freddie is having a bottle at bed time, Arthur always makes sure that we have it for him and loves seeing Freddie drinking it!
He is becoming such a little dare devil too, he wants to jump off everything, and he is an unbelievable climber! The other day I discovered he’d climbed up to the third shelf in my wardrobe and was just sat in there!! I’m hoping that this is going to develop into getting him to jump in the pool! I got him to jump into the baby pool the other day and he realised that it was really fun, he did it over and over! Being a shallow pool he didn’t go under the water! I think I’ll work on getting him super confident with that before pushing my luck with trying to get him jumping into the big pool (with his swim jacket on of course!!)
Something else that is really amazing to see develop is his want of independence. He now likes to go to the toilet without anyone there and will often shut the door, and one of his little games he places is saying to me “bye mummy see you later” and then wondering off somewhere (often to do something he knows he’s not allowed to do, little monkey)
He now doesn’t get really upset if I go out or if he is going somewhere without me. It lets me know that he’s secure enough to know that I will come back or that I’m not abandoning him!! I think it will help him when he starts school!
As much as Arthur enjoys splashing in the pool, without doubt he loves the ocean even more. Usually he gets bored at the pool after a little while but he will never get bored of splashing in the water at the beach! He really does turn into a little fish once hes in the water. Nothing makes me happier than seeing how much he loves being in the water.
Arthurs speech continues to develop and get clearer every day. He is so expressive, he really cracks us up all the time.
Every day he does something that makes me laugh, and something that makes me so incredibly proud! Of course he does things that drive me crazy too but I couldn’t love this little guy any more!!