Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Baby Spake is One!

Joshua is one! ONE! One whole number, one whole year of having our darling boy in our lives!

This post marks his first year and the end of my updates unless I throw in an 18 month one but we shall see. It's true what they say, it really does go so very quick and in what feels like the blink of an eye, our tiny little bundle is now a walking, babbling, toothy toddler. If you've read the previous updates then you'll know I've kinda been dreading this milestone as much as I've been looking forward to it because it marks so many things for us all as a family. 

First and foremost, our baby celebrates his first birthday but it also means I'm a year on from an emergency caesarean that I am still healing from and still having to meet with surgeons about. I think I've come to the decision that I will never share my birth story because I can't bring myself to read it again and again before I hit publish but also I don't owe anyone my story. I think birth trauma needs to be spoken about as much as positive birth stories which are pushed and pushed all the time, we need to stop sugar-coating things but I'll do it my way, one day. 

Anyway, enough about me... I want to talk about Joshua! 

Soo... Joshua's final month as a 'month' and I'm kinda glad I can just say he's one now, my poor brain cannot handle any more months. Teething is still our never-ending hill to climb although he has eleven now with number twelve pushing through and let's just say, having four little sharp molars make all the difference when the baby bites. Now let's hope they stay in his mouth for a few years before I have to take on tooth fairy duty. 

Unfortunately with teething comes terrible sleep and we have missed our sleeping baby so much. Fingers crossed once this last molar is through it eases up a bit. In the meantime, there's my best friend coffee to see me through the day. Once we move, sleep training will commence and then hopefully we'll all be a little happier. 

His hair is still growing and he even wakes up with bed head. I realise I'm probably the only person that can see it but it's there, I can assure you. Although I'm starting to wonder whether I'm ready to see him with hair, I'm so used to my beautiful, bald baby. 

The last month has been my favourite as he has changed so much again. He's been walking for over a month now and he's getting much more confident and a little too speedy for my liking. He says hello clear as anything, it's my favourite word after mama even if his favourite word seems to be dada. 

He also says dog even though no one we know has a dog and he's never around them but he says it at dogs in parks so I don't know about that one. It's cute and the friendly dog owners love it. 

Food is still fun if not a little messy but nowhere near as messy as we expected. He loves blueberries and hates strawberries, would happily munch on sweetcorn rings all day long and I always have to share my marmite toast with him in the mornings. 

We've also started the switch from formula to oat milk which is the first one we've tried so far. I may try soya and coconut soon depending on how we get on. He loves soya yoghurts so I think we'll probably stick to what we're doing at the moment for our dairy-free baby. 

He has the cheekiest personality, laughs at inappropriate moments and always after a burp. He has nose scrunching down to a tee and makes the cutest eeeee noise when he screws up his face. He's just a very happy, lovely little boy and we're so proud. Turns out we're pretty ace at this parenting malarky. 

We celebrated Joshua's birthday with close family and a trip to Nandos for Joshua's first Nandinos. We had originally planned a jungle themed first birthday party for him but created our jungle extravaganza at home instead after losing both my Nan and Great Grandmother this week. 

I think I can now add balloon clouds to the skills section on my CV. 

We played cars, had a birthday tea and I made him his own dairy-free birthday cake. My parents also bought him a special first birthday cake covered in lions, monkeys and elephants which was perfect. We sang happy birthday and made memories to last a lifetime and we can't thank my parents and sister enough for making it so very special as always. 

We really did have a lovely day celebrating our gorgeous little boy. 

Happy 1st birthday Joshua, we love you so very much and maybe one day you'll read all your updates.

Read Joshua's previous updates
Baby Spake is one month old
Baby Spake is two months old
Baby Spake is three months old
Baby Spake is four months old
Baby Spake is five months old
Baby Spake is six months old
Baby Spake is seven months old
Baby Spake is eight months old
Baby Spake is nine months old
Baby Spake is ten months old
Baby Spake is eleven months old

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  1. All of a sudden he looks huge!! How did that happen? How is he one??? :) Happy Birthday!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  2. I can't believe how quickly this past year has flown by - it's gone so quickly! x

  3. He is such a gorgeous little boy and I can't believe he is 1! I love the theme you had for his party, it's really cute and the balloons and decoration are so nice. That cake looks pretty scrummy too! x

  4. Oh my goodness, I can't believe he's one already. It makes me cry inside so I dread to think how it makes you feel ahah! He's so clever already and he's just the cutest <3

    Katie x

  5. Awww I cannot believe he is 1 already. He is so cute and growing up so fast x

  6. i literally cannot believe baby spake is one already! i have absolutely loved getting to know you more and learning all about him as he has grown! and he has done zero to help with my mega broodiness!

  7. But how how how??? Wow he has grown so much! Happy Birthday!

  8. One already?! Doesn't time fly by x


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