What a huge month is has been for my little girl. This is the month that Jasmine decided that she was ready to walk by herself, morphing into a fully-fledged toddler, almost overnight.
Surprise, surprise – I still haven’t been to the weigh-in clinic so I have no idea what Jasmine currently weighs (although, I can assure you, she’s very heavy!) She’s still in 12-18 month clothes and they seem to fit her quite well, although some pieces of her summer wardrobe already seem a snug fit!
Yesterday was an exciting day as we took Jasmine to Clarks to get her feet measured for her very first pair of proper shoes. Her feet are a size 3.5 G and she is now the proud owner of a pair of hot pink Doodles. The poor shop assistant struggled to take a picture of Jasmine sporting her new shoes as she was toddling about all over the place. Well, you do have to break new shoes in, don’t you?!
Jasmine has gone back to having two naps a day (despite the fact that she seemed to want to drop the afternoon nap last month). I think now that she’s walking, she gets quite tired and therefore needs the extra sleep again.
She wakes up between 7.30am – 8.00am and then goes back down for a nap at 10:00 am for around 2 hours. She will then have another short nap at around 3:00 pm. She goes to bed at 8:00pm.
She’s been sleeping a lot better this month and despite the heatwave (and her room being a toasty 30oC some nights) she’s still slept remarkably well. In fact, she even slept through a thunderstorm the other night!
We’ve been making the most of the good weather this month and enjoying lots of alfresco dining! We’ve been out for lots of picnics and opted to eat dinner out in the garden during the warm evenings.
Whilst Jasmine still eats pretty well (as demonstrated in the photo above!) she does seem to prefer to play with her food these days. Often when I place her food in front of her she will spend 5 minutes sorting it into piles before she decides she’s going to eat it. She has started using her spoon a lot more when eating, although after a short while she tends to revert back to using her hands! After all, that gets the job done a lot quicker!
She’s finally learned the sign for ‘finished’ but you have to move quickly if you want to avoid a floor covered in food. There’s about a 0.5 second gap between her signing ‘finish’ and sweeping the leftover food onto the floor! Joy. ;)
She has 3 bottles of cow’s milk each day – one in the morning, another at 3:00 pm before her afternoon nap and the last one at bedtime.
Only one milestone this month but what a milestone is it! After weeks of taking a few shaky independent steps between mummy and daddy or pieces of furniture – Jasmine finally decided she was ready to let go of our hands and start walking by herself. I still can’t quite get used to the fact that she’s now walking around the house! She suddenly seems that much bigger and more grown up.
This month Jasmine…
Became a fully fledged toddler!
Enjoyed picnics at the park.
Played in her paddling pool for the first time.
Had her first paddle in the sea at Cromer beach in Norfolk.
Became super-sensitive to loud noises, often freaking out if she hears a loud bang such as a door slamming or a dog barking.
Puts her face up to mine when when I ask her for a kiss.
Likes: the seaside, Bunny, Heidi or “Didi” as Jasmine calls her, playing in her paddling pool, her sandpit, remote controls, Sing & Sign DVD, fruit.
Dislikes: loud noises, not getting her own way, having her face and hands wiped, nappy changes (although she has been a lot better with these this month), wearing her sunhat.