How on earth is Oliver already 1,5 years old. That’s twice the duration of the pregnancy but it still feels like the pregnancy lasted longer then the past 1,5 years. When I was pregnant of Oliver I thought I was pregnant for years and that it would be a never ending story as I was so desperate to hold my baby but ever since he is born the time goes by so fast. We have a little cheeky toddler now even that I still call him baby all the time and never toddler to be honest but he will always be my baby no matter how old he is.
It has been a while since a posted an update about Oliver. I think the last one was when he was 10 month so I thought it would be time for a little update again.
Chatty Little Chap
Oliver is constantly chatting the last few weeks. I’m talking about chatting in baby language as I don’t have a clue what he is talking about but it’s so lovely to see and listen too. He does say a few things properly though like; Mama, Papa, Oma (grandma in Dutch), auto (car in Dutch) and everything is oeeh, aaah and wow when he sees something exciting.
He used to be such a good eater. I could give him anything and I tried out often new things for him to try and he would eat it but since a few months that’s all gone. Breakfast and lunch are still ok but dinner is a disaster. Without even trying it he chucks it on the floor even food he loved before. I keep on offering him different kind of foods without any luck though. So if there is anyone out there with the golden tip please share it with me.
His Own World
Oliver plays so well on his own. He is in is own little world and I can stare for hours at him when he is happy playing. It makes life easier for me as he is just happy playing on his own when I’m doing some housework. Cars are currently his favourite, sometimes he has to take a car to bed with him.
Something I have been worried about and I am still worried about is that Oliver still isn’t walking. Even that I know I don’t have to be worried about it as Oliver is not the first one what will be a ‘late’ walker but also the health visitor reassured me he is perfectly healthy and he will walk whenever he is ready for it. I certainly do know all that but as a mom you always worry. Knowing Oliver I do know he is just not ready for it. We do encourage him but when he isn’t bothered there is no way for him to practise walking either. This was the same with trying to let him sit. I tried it so often but he got arsy and pushed himself straight back over and suddenly he just sat perfectly fine all by himself. With the walking it’s exactly the same. Of course we will keep on helping him and encouraging him and he does walk now holding only one hand but also only when he is interested in it. When he isn’t he pulls up his feet and let’s himself dangle on my arm.
We have been trying to let Oliver walk behind a walker but he always used to cry straight away and wouldn’t do it but since a few weeks he started to walk with it and now he is loving it. It’s another step closer to walking independent.
He is also slowly trying to stand on is own more and more now. He isn’t quit sure about it yet but when he is confident enough he stands for a couple of seconds and claps in his hands. It’s lovely to see how proud he is of himself and so are we of course.
Most important is that Oliver is happy and healthy boy who likes to explore new things and gets cheekier every day.