I have loved every second of motherhood. There have been wonderful days and tough days for sure. We were blessed with a healthy baby boy and creating daily schedules and learning his cues came naturally.
Then, he turned one. This has been a really fun stage of exploration and learning. It’s also been a test of my patience and learning how to navigate tantrums. Some days I feel like a failure and on others I feel like a rockstar.
Here are a few of the biggest changes in the transition from baby to toddler.
Peter started walking right around 10 months old. And hes only gotten better at it. He can reach all the things! ALL THE THINGS. The curtains, cords, remotes, cups, bowls. Literally everything. Some days it feels like all I do is chase him around redirecting his attention to something else.
And don’t even get me started on the climbing! On the couches, coffee table, toys, even us! Thankfully, he hasn’t figured out he can climb out of the crib.
Our pediatrician warned us that our once joyful eater could develop picker tastes and be more difficult to feed. I didn’t believe her. And I should have. One thing that’s helped at mealtimes is giving Peter his own fork to use. I’ve realized he wants to mimic mommy and daddy and having utensils keeps his focus on the food. Hubs and I aren’t big veggie eaters. We’ve tried to be better in order to set a good example, but some nights we suck at it. I started buying organic squeeze pouches with mixed fruit and veggies. He really enjoys them and I feel good that hes getting an extra helping of veggies without the fight.
I am constantly amazed at all the things Peter has learned. He watches EVERYTHING we do. I love showing him how to play with certain toys the watch as he takes control. He knows where we keep his sippy cups, the milk, pacifiers, his shoes, and dirty clothes. I’m actually really proud of all the things he’s picked up on just in the past few weeks.
I’m learning to enjoy each stage of Peter’s growth because it passes so quickly and we’re onto the next big change.
I’d love to hear how the transition to toddlerhood is going for you! Chat with me in the comments!