I cannot believe that just over 2 years ago my life was to be completely changed in the blink of an eye. Two whole years has passed since Luca came silently into this world, lay on my chest with his huge blue eyes just staring into mine and made my life complete.
Two whole years of love and laughter, moments that are gone forever but never to be forgotten.
Two whole years of finding my feet in the all encompassing role as a mother.
Two whole years of watching my tiny baby grow into a perfect toddler.
Two whole years of rediscovering the world through a child’s eyes.
Two whole years of loving someone more than I ever knew was possible.
At two years old you are truly a little boy now. All those little traces of my baby are gone. We have done so much in your two years but this is where we are at right now.
You are still my little chatterbox. Constantly yattering away to whoever will listen and even in your sleep you talk. When we aren’t talking we are singing, currently Wheels on the Bus is your favourite song to sing in the car. Being my son though you don’t like the original version, instead we remix it and sing lines about Auntie Ash, Nona, Papa and Lyla as well as all your friends at the childminders.
Very recently you seem to have taken it into your own hands and decided that we are toilet training. It is something I haven’t pushed on you, I haven’t wanted to rush you into it and hinder your progress in the long run but it seems you are ready now and your already doing really well just a week or so in.
From 12 weeks of age you have been going to swimming lessons. I am so very proud of how confident you are in the water and feel my decision to spend all that money has definitely been worthwhile. I am also in turn more confident with you in the water so it’s been a good thing for us both. As this term came to an end though I made the decision to stop taking you. You don’t want to join in with the active teaching, instead you just want to jump in and play. Now you have the basics such as holding your breath and being able to kick your way to the surface, I am happy to indulge you and from now on your weekly swimming will be you just having fun with either me or Daddy and we will start lessons again when your a little older (if you haven’t already taught yourself by then).
Your getting fussy with your food recently, and constantly nagging for chocolate or an ice lolly. However, your not so fussy that I’m worried and you still eat relatively healthily and well.
You seem to have inherited a bossy streak (I have no idea where from!?) and like to tell everyone what to do. One of my favourite lines you say when your trying to do something your not allowed is ‘It’s alright!’ As if you have given yourself permission so I don’t need to stop you. You have also started to tell me to ‘Go away Mummy’ or ‘Don’t look Mummy’ when you want to do something you know is naughty.
You are still animal crazy and still a book worm, both traits I adore and hope stay with you as you grow.
You get funnier every day and your personality and sense of humour are really starting to shine through. It’s not uncommon for us to all laugh a lot together and sometimes you laugh so hard that you make yourself sick. In fact you did it three times in the bath the other night.
I know I say this for every update I have done so far but I really couldn’t be prouder of you my little man, you really are turning into a beautiful, polite and intelligent young man and I couldn’t ask for anymore.
I love you!