30 October 2017

Willow's 21 Month Update

It's been three months since I updated you on how Willow is doing and as she turned 21 months on October 26th, I thought it'd be nice to share some recent updates on how our not-so-little-girl is doing.

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Over the past three months, Willow's speech has come on leaps and bounds. In Willow's 18 month update I shared that she seems to be doing really well with letters and numbers and this has only improved since. She'll wake us up in the morning singing her full ABC's, she can now count up to 20. although sometimes needs a little bit of help, and she is so incredibly talkative! She's able to string 5-6 words together and is talking to us in her own little sentences, which seem to be getting longer by the day! She does seem to talk less around other people she doesn't see very often or people she meets out and about, but with us, her Bapou (Granddad) and those she see's often, she talks and talks and talks!

Willow now has just a couple of teeth left to come through, the Big Four at the back on both the top and bottom. Brushing her teeth is something she's really started to enjoy more and more, wanting to take control and knowing to make sure she gets all of her teeth, including the sides and back teeth, instead of just brushing away at her front teeth. We always check and do a thorough brush ourselves when she's finished, but we have no desire to rush her, especially as she needs to learn to spend a good amount of time on her teeth morning and night.

Willow is still exceptionally friendly and welcoming around others. She is just wonderful around other children and is so eager to share her toys whenever a friend comes around to play, even showing them how to use certain toys and how to turn them on. She is really getting into imaginative play and will sit chatting away to herself and her toys, which is so heartwarming to watch.

Halloween is a couple of days away and she hasn't really picked up on it this year, but I've also not felt it necessary to decorate the house or get a pumpkin as I'd rather do that next year when she can get properly stuck in with the Halloween festivities! We have been reading a lot of Christmas stories though and watching children's Christmas songs on YouTube, so she now recognises Santa and knows that 'Christmas' is associated with Santa and her favourite Christmas song, Jingle Bells! I just can't wait to see her face on December 1st when she comes down to the Christmas tree and I have some exciting Christmas activities and crafts planned for us.

A few of Willow's current favourite things include roast dinners, cherry tomatoes, apples, books about dinosaurs and monsters, Super Monsters on Netflix, wearing her fluffy dressing gown, playing in golden leaves on autumn walks and her new dinosaur, Rex.

We are now just three months away from Willow turning 2 and she's already far surpassed any expectations or ideas of how she would be as she neared her second birthday. Next time I update you all we'll have had the excitement of Bonfire Night and the local town fair, Christmas events and the big day itself, plus M's birthday on Boxing Day - we've got a busy few months ahead and I can't wait to soak up all the special memories we're going to make!

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  1. The next few months are going to be so lovely aren't they! I wish my daughter (19 months) would like the teeth brushing!

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    1. I really think so! I'm sure she'll get there - we tend to sing songs as we do it which encourages Willow xo

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  2. She is just beautiful, what a clever girl with her counting and abc x

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    1. Thank you so much! She makes my heart swell xo

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  3. Oh 21 months is a gorgeous age! They are so much fun. Willow is gorgeous and she's doing so well! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Beth! It really is. I used to miss her baby days, but it's so amazing seeing her develop and grow xo

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  4. That's wonderful that her speech has picked! Every kid develops that his/her own pace but its' wonderful to hear. Now she will probably talk all the time but it will be amazing to hear the things she says and the thoughts that come into her mind:)

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    1. 100% agree. I don't agree in the idea that all kids have to do something at a certain age! Everyone is different, even when we're adults. xo

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  5. I can't believe she's going to be 2 soon! How crazy is that? It seems like just yesterday she turned 1!!!

    Sophia, she is so gorgeous and such a little beauty :D <3

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    1. I know, it's so crazy to think she'll be 2 in less than 3 months! Thank you Lucie xo

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  6. How adorable is she?! It's hard to imagine kids can be so tiny - mine are all bigger now (8, 10 & 17) so it's been a long time since they were 21 months. Enjoy this precious time :)

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  7. Oh wow, she's so clever! It took Luke a long time to do his ABCs, he's only really getting letters down properly now as he's started Year R. We didn't go crazy with Halloween either around this age. I love hearing them talk and talk! :D

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    1. I know, isn't it so lovely? Ahh, I don't feel so left out now haha! It seems everyone did something this year, but I know next year will be special when she understands what Halloween is! xo

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  8. Omg, what a sweety! Reading this I can't wait to have kids one day myself :)

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    1. Ah, that's so lovely! <3 Being a parent is such a special thing xo

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  9. Ahh she's adorable ! She's at that adorable age where they are investigating everything. Some fabulous pictures too !

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  10. Aw she’s so clever! I wish E would brush her teeth like that. I’m going to watch Super Monsters with her tomorrow xx

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    1. I hope she likes Super Monsters as much as we do! xo

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  11. What a little cutie. She is gorgeous and growing so fast. Can't believe she is two in three months. Do keep us updates. I love these type of posts, seeing updates on little ones. :)

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    1. I know, time has flown by - I can't believe I'm going to have a 2 year old soon! xo

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