Henry's 15 Month Update

Now that Henry is 15 months I can no longer really call him a baby (although I still do) - he is a fully fledged walking, talking, rambunctious little toddler. It was sad to see the last of his baby days, the chubbiness of his cheeks and delicious thigh rolls diminishing with the lengthening of limbs, yet at the same time I can't help thinking that 15 months has been my favourite age so far. With the increased ability for interaction, Henry's personality is shining through. He is such a loving and affectionate little boy. He is always smiling, laughing and wanting cuddles. Now that he's bigger, he's more robust, so I can give him a good hearty cuddle/squeeze and he enjoys playing rough and tumble with daddy. Every day I look at him and think to myself, 'I love you SO MUCH.' It is difficult to put into words, (although I attempted to here) but my love for him just grows more and more each day. I feel so blessed to be able to spend all of his waking hours with him.

Diet: Henry has now completely grown out of his cow's milk allergy, hallelujah! This has meant we bid good riddance to his horrendous tasting prescription formula, Neocate, and moved on to whole cow's milk. Luckily, Henry is generally happy to try any food. We always eat out as a family on weekends, which is how we discovered that he is a fan of calamari and patatas bravas - who'd have thought a little boy would have such adult tastes! He also loves hummus, mummy's homemade fish pie and he adores all fruit.

Sleep: Still a good little night sleeper, although he's been frequently waking for the day before 6am, which no one enjoys. Naps vary between once or twice a day depending on how busy he's been, but I don't think it will be long before he completely drops an afternoon nap.

Likes: Cuddly toys. Nursery rhymes. Snuggles. These animal finger puppets (best £1.50 I've ever spent!) Building blocks. Books. Going to Gym Tots. But what surpasses all of these things are Henry's two most favourite things - music and dancing. He has the cutest little chicken dance that he does, where he flaps his arms and turns his hands. He always asking us to put some music on so that he can have a boogie! He also adores throwing, kicking and running after balls, which gets him pretty excited!

Milestones: This has been the month of milestones, as Henry's development has come on in leaps and bounds. He's a little chatterbox, talking from morning 'til night, and he can say around 15 words now - mostly food related! He's just learned to sing the first line of, 'Row, Row, Row your Boat.' His little voice is the sweetest, most angelic sound I've ever heard in my life. He understands everything we say so we can communicate with him really well now. We'll ask him a question and he'll either respond with an enthusiastic, "yeah" or a vigorous shake of the head. He can feed himself with a spoon, surprisingly neatly. He knows the moves to 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,' and he can also point to where his tummy and feet are. He attempts to put his shoes, socks and hat on, although he still needs a little help with those things!

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