Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Baby Spake is 18 Months Old

(All images by Nicole at

My very last update on Joshua was when he turned one and I always said I'd share one more once he turned eighteen months old even though that seemed like so far away. 

Well here we are, Joshua is eighteen months old today and I can't believe how quickly time has gone already. 

Joshua has changed so much over the last six months and I'm still loving every moment even if I don't get as much work done as I'd like at times. I'm so grateful that I get to call this blogging lark my job meaning I can spend every moment with Joshua, be there for every milestone and every new word he comes out with. 

I think our teething journey will be over soon or at least I'm hoping so. Joshua just has his upper and lower second molars to go now. Seeing as he's been teething since he was two months old, I can't wait to see the back of the tube of Dentinox. I always joked he'd have a full set by the time he was eighteen months and we're oh so close!

Joshua has been walking for around eight months now and he's quicker than the speed of light it seems. His little run is adorable and he has a sixth sense where the stair gate is concerned as the second it is open, he's there like a shot. Stairs are his favourite thing and he crawls up them in no time at all although he's pushing it with trying to walk up them like normal and we have to hold his hands. I miss seeing his little baby butt as he's shuffling around on his hands and knees.  

His talking has come on so much in recent weeks, dog is still his favourite and he woofs whenever he sees one when we're out walking. We also get a lot of quack, nom (food), Duggee and of course no! He likes to wag his finger and shout no, no, no which is as cute as it is frustrating when you tell him not to do something. He's also just started saying how do when Arran gets home from work and when I ask where something or someone is he says there it is or here it is. He just seems to learn a new word daily and listening to him start to put words together to form short sentences is the best. 

He now grabs a tissue and blows his own nose, gets his nappies and puts them in the bin and if he has a piece of his clothing anywhere, he takes it to hang on the airer which I find so cute. He's obviously been watching me very closely. 

He'll be in doing the washing up before much longer!

He had his one year review in the new year and they were really happy with him. I'd had so many people say how awful theirs had been and how horrible the health visitors had been so I was really dreading it and made sure my Grandmother was there with me but I didn't have anything to worry about. 

I'm so proud of our little boy! And of us obviously haha

We try and get out as much as we can during the week and we have some great friends with children all the similar age, I love watching them playing together and we've really found our set of people. We're hoping to start a new toddler class in May, we're on the waiting list at the moment and Arran will be starting Tumble Tots with him after Easter too which will be so lovely for them. 

Allergy wise - I think we've cracked it. We've found some great dairy free alternatives, we now eat a lot of vegan food at home and when we're out and although there's been the odd slip up, on the whole it has been really successful in terms of weaning Joshua onto food. He's really adventurous, there isn't much he won't eat and he's still a firm fan of blueberries. We may look at the dairy thing again once he's two but at the moment we know he definitely still reacts and to be honest, dairy isn't that great for the digestive system anyway. I can't understand why there is such a push to consume it. For milk, we use the Alpro growing up milk or Oatly so it has been a pretty easy transition from formula.

The big thing this month will be finally moving Joshua into his own room now we're in our new home. He's been in with us since we moved in as he's been quite unsettled and I also want to get his room perfect so it's as cosy for him as possible. I'm gonna miss feeling his hair below my nose when we have early morning cuddles but I can't wait to get our room back after eighteen months of tip toeing around so as not to wake him.

I'm so excited for the some ahead with our boy and not at all prepared for him turning two this year, I don't think I'll ever be ready for that next big number though <3


  1. He is such a little man now, you can really see him becoming his own little person! Such a cutie bum too, he is doing so well, you all are! <3

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  2. Sounds like he is thriving! So cute that he hangs his clothes on the airer! xx


  3. Best of luck with moving him to his own room! That's such a big step so I hope it's a smooth transition x


  4. What a cutie! Look forward to reading your next update xx

  5. Wow - 18 months already! Doesn't seem like 5 minutes ago he was born. He's such a fab little chap!
    Em x

  6. Can't believe he's 18 months already! Where does the time go?! xx

    Maiya |

  7. He's so adorable. I can just imagine him tidying up and copying his mama. It's so funny the little things they pick up.

  8. Aww how sweet! Such an exciting time for you :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  9. I swear it feels like once they hit 1yr, the next few years fly by and then before you know it, they're starting school. I miss mine being babies & toddlers. By the time I was on my 5th, I became so blasé about all the stages they go through, I regret that now. Enjoy every minute with him, he's adorable! :D

    Sarah 🌺 || Boxnip || Latest Post

  10. Ah he has gotten so big! So adorable x

  11. Oh my gosh where does the time go?!x

  12. Omg 18 months! How did it go so fast! I can just picture him saying no and wagging his finger! Such a little character.

  13. Wow, but wow! He is so big already, I can't get over it!

  14. You have made and excellent child x

  15. I honestly can't believe Joshua is 18 months old! He is one of the cutest babies ever!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  16. I love your regular updates so you can really see how much he's growing - where is the time going though! x

  17. Hahah I can just imagine him wagging his finger saying "no no no"! He's such a wee cutie!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

  18. These photos are so cute! x


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