September is here and spring has sprung! We are getting out of the house more and more with you and your walking has come so far in just a few short weeks. Mummy and Daddy love getting you out on the oval next to our house and letting you walk along. Lots of exercise for you and now you expect it and get upset at us if we don’t let you out of the pram. Even more fun is when we take the ball with us and let you kick it and throw it around. You toddle all over the place with your arms tucked up like little chicken wings, still taking a tumble every now and then and insisting that Mummy wipes your hands clean for you if you get grass on them.
All this activity has you with an increased appetite, you’re up to 5 meals a day and they just keep getting bigger. You’re loving the appearance of summer fruit – blueberries are your favourite – and are enjoying some simple sandwiches as well. They create a lot more mess for us to clean up but you enjoy them so much and with the warmer weather we are starting to get lunch outside a bit now. We’ve even managed to drop your first bottle of the day some days and you really don’t seem to miss it at all.
You are still getting in two naps during the day, but much to our dismay you are sleeping less at night and waking up far too early for us. Especially for the last week or so! Luckily you go down to sleep really well still and we have a few ideas to help you sleep longer again overnight but for now we will just have to cope with very early mornings. Luckily you’re pretty happy and not grumpy about it. Hoping that all the trips to the oval and the playground will help wear you out a bit too. You’re loving the playground and take yourself to the swing all the time, but then when you actually get in the swing you have perfected the “bored” look. We think you really do enjoy it though…
It’s been a lovely month watching you get more and more mobile and confident in moving around. Your Aunty Kate is sure she heard you say “ma” and point at me the other day, but Daddy and I still haven’t heard it.
Love you lots and lots and lots.
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