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Littlest at 18 months

It is really strange how it feels both that Littlest has been here forever and as if the last 18 months have disappeared in a flash but here we are a year and a half on from his arrival

Over the last few months he has suddenly grown up and become a little boy rather than a baby – he’s not walking so we are avoiding the term toddler for him (and I’m determined that he won’t be called a baby forever just because he isn’t as mobile as his peers) – sadly he is becoming aware that other people are walking and is desperate to join them.  He’s incredibly determined and brave – determined to move about even when his leg visibly hurts

He continues to be cheeky and by far the easiest of the 3 to make laugh – a proper belly laugh too

He’s become a typical 18 month old – he has to climb everything and does not like the word NO – so far temper tantrums have included a 20 minute epic foot drumming hissy fit over wearing trousers… I have a nasty feeling this is going to get worse before it gets better

We’re waiting on the timing for an MRI for him – hopefully once they have done this we can get a proper plan together to manage his pain and help him walk.  The hot weather has meant that we’ve even been brave and taken him out without his tights over his funny leg – looks of eye swivels and stares but no comments as yet…

He hates wearing a hat which is less than great given he is very gingery but for some reason he is more than happy for us to apply suncream

Unlike the girls he doesn’t have opinions on which clothes he wears (other than refusing to put on his tight when his foot is sore and preferring to be naked if he can)
He loves all things with wheels and has a good ‘vroooom vroooom’ noise – he also has an emphatic no complete with headshake and an immensely cute signed please when he really really wants something

He is currently refusing to sit in his high chair preferring to have meals standing on the bench next to the girls

He sings and joins in with the horrible histories theme – above all he loves to dance and his especial favourite music is the maths bingo on the ipad

He’s a complete little character, a wonderful blessing and an utter terror – you can’t turn your back on him for a second and he can sniff out mischief from the other side of the room but he is also incredibly affectionate, terribly pleased with himself and has managed to create his own fan club at the school gate

Here he is determined to join in the BBQ…

littlest at 18 months

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