Eduardo's one year update is long overdue (like, almost 2 months!) and he is now 13 months old but I really wanted to do a proper blog post about everything that's been going on with him! Plus how grown up does he look in these pictures?! It almost makes me want to cry!
Height/Weight: Okay so I'm not going to lie and say that I regularly weigh/measure my kids because I don't! I just don't think it's that important, so long as they look healthy and aren't sick I'm not worried! And the doctors never tend to do it either so I never have anything to update! But we did recently weigh both of them when we were updating their carseats and that's when I found out that Eduardo weighs about 10kgs!
Routine: Eduardo wakes up between 7 and half past, eats breakfast around 8 o'clock and has another small snack at around 10am. He & Emilia eat lunch around 12:30 and are ready for a nap between 1 and 2pm. They both currently nap for 2 hours, eat a snack after they wake up in the afternoon and then we have dinner at 6pm. Their bathtime is at 7:30 and they're usually in bed by 8pm! Their routines synced up right after Eduardo dropped his morning nap which was right before his first birthday.
Sleeping: We are really lucky that Eduardo sleeps through the night and has been doing so since he was about 10 months! Thankfully Emilia was (and still is) exactly the same.
Eating: At around 12 months I weaned Eduardo off the boob :( It was and still is one of the most emotional experiences in my life...I know that sounds dramatic but I can't help my feelings! I was crushed when he finished breastfeeding...it broke me and it still continues to upset me when I think about it. I hate when other women come on my blog and leave comments telling me what I should or shouldn't do when it comes to breastfeeding/nursing or any aspect of parenting to be honest! So please don't tell me "oh you should have breastfed till he was two" because I'm not interested...feeding and nursing your baby is a very personal experience which is different for everyone and I don't believe that anybody should judge another woman for how they choose to do it. I breastfed both my babies for the first 12 months of their lives and I'm damn proud of myself for doing it! In my mind I always knew 12 months was my cut-off point and that was right for me...Eduardo was showing signs that he was ready and I knew in my head that he was but my heart was just sad that that part of my life is over because I'm pretty sure I only want two babies. I still cry sometimes when I think about it - I know it's not easy for some people to understand but breastfeeding your baby is truly one of the most amazing bonding experiences!
Sizes: Eduardo wears size 5 nappies and is in 12-18 month clothing for the most part. It depends on the brand, some of his trousers/jeans are size 9-12 as his legs are pretty short :) Ha ha little cutie!
Milestones: The biggest milestone is that he is walking now! He started at 13 months, and has been getting braver everyday by walking for longer periods of time. He is talking and using his words more & more now...so he says things like "car", "ball", "mama", "dada". He says "all gone!" "bye-bye" and "hiya!" when he's on the phone! He also calls all the dogs "Bianca" because he hears me calling her name the most! Eduardo got some new teeth recently - so now he has four on top and three on bottom with another one coming up soon!
Check out our One Year Update video below! I filmed it in my new office/filming room :) Let me know what you guys think!