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Hello everyone, 

To Amelia, 

You are now 17 months old. As the days fly by you are truly developing into a very independent and beautiful little toddler. You are learning so many new skills but I am also learning new ways to help nurture you and allow you to explore your new surroundings. As much as I hate the fact that you are growing up its also so wonderful seeing you explore your world and to some extent laugh at all the mischief you get yourself into.


This month I haven't had the time to weigh you which is a shame. I would love to know how much you weigh I am getting great upper arm strength!!! I did however have the time to measure you and you are still 33 inches. It was quite difficult to get you to stay still though but we managed it.

This month we all went on a winter shopping haul for you as you were in desperate need of some new winter boots. We did however come across the Sainsburys sale and got you two new winter coats for under £16 and you look so grown up in both. Your winter boots were so difficult to get hold of as not many shops start in your size but after a good search we came across the most adorable pair of boots. But I have been finding it so hard to get those boots on because you will insist on scrunching your toes up before I even have a chance to get them on. 


You have become a fussy eater and that is something that I am not use to as you are so great with your food. Your meal times have been thrown in the air with your fussiness you are still quite happy to walk around eating a snack or eating cheerios out of your snack pot. As you are becoming so much more independent you will insist on feeding yourself and you are doing so well with your knife and fork. If you do struggle you resort to using your hands but when you do I always have to wash your  hair because you love to wipe your hands in your hair. 

Normally you are such a good girl when we go out to eat but it has become more of a challenge because you are a nosy toddler and you hate being in a high chair. As soon as you have eaten you want to get out to explore so poor Mummy and Daddy can never eat their food. 


You are a normal toddler who loves to get up to mischief and to push boundaries especially if someone tells you no which resorts to a temper tantrum. These temper tantrums are taking some time to get use to but you have also began to bite and that's hard to see. I know its not an excuse but you normally bite because you get frustrated with yourself but when you do I am firm and tell you that its not nice to bite. I do think that we are getting somewhere and you understand as when you have gone to bite you will just blow raspberries. 

But its not all been bad you are such a funny and sweet little girl. You love to look at yourself in the mirror and I love to watch you smile and chat to your reflection. But it doesn't stop there you will find pictures of yourself on the sideboard unit, our mobiles or nanny's living room wall and point asking 'wassat?' knowing full well that it is you. 


Bedtime is still no problem but we are struggling with a nap in the afternoon, you have been refusing to go down for one for weeks now but come 5 0' clock you will fall asleep in your high chair with your head in your dinner. I miss the little nap you would have because it would give me a chance to write or edit photo but I have to be honest playing hide and seek with you is just as much fun. 


I have found that you are playing with toys that you wouldn't normally go for. You love your dolly she goes everywhere with you and you will even try to feed her...with wooden blocks - the intent is always there! You have become obsessed with balls especially on Nanny's kitchen floor because they are so noisy as soon as you get into Nanny's house you will make it your mission to be those noisy balls. 

You seem to be going through a nervous stage at the moment where some toys will freak you out and will run straight to Daddy or Mummy take poor Makka Pakka he did not get a look in for ages. I would press his belly he would make lots of sounds that would send you running to the curtain or just anywhere in general as long as Makka Pakka wasn't near you. There are some large stuffed robotic hippos that play instruments at Tesco that you hate. I tried to encourage you to touch them but you screamed and cried so many people stared. So we will not be trying to stroke them again. 


You seem to be able to entertain yourself for a short while. You have begun to love your wooden shape sorter and its the first toy you will go for when we open your toy box. You have become reluctant to share your toys and always wanting toys that other people play with, so this is something that we will need to work on. 

You have become quite the chatterbox this month and even though there are so words that you cannot pronounce I can make out what you are trying to communicate. You are learning so many new words each days sometimes its hard to keep up but you are saying around 20-25 words. You are also trying to string sentences together, well sort of. When you are trying to communicate and I am finding it difficult to decipher what you're trying to say you tend to have a meltdown until you had enough and drag me to where or what you want. 

You are climbing all over still the place the sofa, the tv unit, or even try to get out of the bath, but it doesn't stop with furniture you love to climb people. You will whine to get on peoples laps and then after all that fuss you will try to climb them before getting off and do find something else to do. : )

I am looking forward to your next update
3 comments on "AMELIA'S 17 MONTH UPDATE"
  1. Sounds like she's doing great :) we too have quite a few issues with food in the hair! It's a nightmare isn't it? It's great that she's learning so many new words too. Go Amelia! #BinkyLinky

  2. Ooh poor Makka Pakka! Haha. Amelia is super cute, Great update post. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  3. That's lovely, I hope she sees it when she's older! I have a fussy eating 16month old it's like they just do t have time to sit and eat and would rather be doing something all the time with a snack in tow! Little monkeys! #brillblogposts


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