16th August - 22nd August / Week 34
It's been a week of milestones for Noah this week! If you continue to read you will find out why! Sunday night Noah starting sleeping full time with his own duvet and pillow. He's taken to it really well considering how much he loves his sleeping bags.
With Monday came another milestone as Noah finally walked on sand. Don't get me wrong, it's not his first time on sand but he usually physically recoils from it, even with shoes on! I managed to persuade him to come and play on the sand and that it was nothing to worry about. He finally got it and he must of played on this park a good half hour. He was so proud of himself as I was too!
Tuesday, playgroup day! I will be sad when this afternoon session ends in a couple of weeks as it's been ideal for us. I cannot recommend playgroups enough for building up your child's confidence and social skills. Noah used to suffer with extremely bad stranger anxiety and taking him to group just once a week has helped him overcome it.
Wednesday we had beautiful weather and Noah and I made the most of it by playing outside in the front garden. He insisted on bringing half a dozen toys outside and we rescued a bee from his water table. Love days like this.
Thursday Noah and I baked a cake together, for the first time. I've not attempted to do this with Noah before because he's not in to anything messy and usually doesn't have the attention span. He's one of those kids that just wants to be dashing around, keeping busy. Lately I have noticed a change in him and he is starting to enjoy arts, crafts and baking and this makes me very happy indeed!
Friday was another day of firsts. We started the afternoon with his first trip to the dentist which went very well. He sat on my lap, opened his mouth and let the dentist take a look at his teeth without any fuss whatsoever. The dental nurse then handed him some Thomas stickers which just made his day! He started shouting "choo chooooo!" and had a smile from ear to ear. We then took him to KFC for the first time as a treat. He then had his hair shaved for the first time....
Yes, here is Noah showing off his newly shaven head. He looks so different and I'm not sure I like it but it had to be done as it was so unruly and manageable. I am hoping that by cutting it it will encourage his hair to either grow back into proper curls or grow back straight. Only time will tell!
What have you been up to this week?