I think time is slipping away faster than when Jacob was a baby. I honestly seem to blink and the month has passed.
This month has all been about independence.
Jacob is obsessed with trying to do everything himself. From putting on clothing and shoes to walking EVERYWHERE! …
He is also resolute in his own abilities to be able to play beyond his years too. Following Joshua and instigating himself into Joshua’s play, much to Joshua’s annoyance.
Sleep has been a little hit and miss this month with the odd night having a party in his cot, while others he has slept through. Although I fear the solace of the sacred afternoon nap is soon going to be over. Having missed 3 of them this month, choosing instead to cry at nap time so he was brought back downstairs.
I hoped he would develop his brothers love of downstairs napping and sleeping when he needed a power nap but Jacob is far too nosy to allow a snooze to happen.
This month Jacob has been enjoying his swimming lessons with EMSA Babies. He is somewhat obsessed with water and gets giddy at the mention of Sally his swim teacher. It’s a lovely obsession to have and long may it continue.
Food has aways been a bit of a nightmare, Jacob goes from eating well to nothing at all and this month has been an eating well month. He has been engaged and interested in trying new things and its been lovely to watch. Although side swiping his plate onto the floor is his party piece is not something we hope stays around.
This month Jacob has shown his daredevil side and I fear this child will be the one that I find in a few years scaling the shed roof or jumping from high walls. He seems to love anything that gets the adrenaline pumping, either his or mine it seems.
Although watching his dogged determination on his face when he is steadfastly refusing help is fairly funny with his concentrating tongue hanging out!
Jacob is still fairly quiet on the words front. It is too easy to get your big brother to fetch and carry with a point and a grunt so we are going to have to spend some time next month convincing Joshua he doesn’t have to fetch things when he grunts and points and instead we have to get him to use his words.
Here’s to month 22 and all it brings …