Noah at Two and a Half

When Noah was younger I blogged monthly about his development but when he turned two I switched to every 6 months. You can read all about Noah's two year entry here but today I'm here to write all about him now at two and a half years old. How is he two and a half already, seriously?! 

Of course his character can't change too much over the months as his character is who he is but there are parts of his personality that become stronger and others parts which decrease. For example his temper has decreased tenfold and he no longer has tantrums. He never really had them often to begin with but he would often get frustrated when he wanted something he couldn't have and that would lead to a little melt down. 6 months on and he has a better level of understanding now so when he gets to the point of frustration I can simply explain it to him, he understands and he calms down, nipping it in the bud before it's even begun.

Other traits which have changed is his humour. He's funnier than ever and he'll literally do anything to make you laugh or smile. He always has a warped sense of humour, just like me. If you trip or fall over well prepare for a round of hysterics!

I've found he's a little more independent now and tries his best to do most things himself although he does still need Mummy's help with a lot of things. He's also very inquisitive, caring, gentle, thoughtful but also stubborn and has a short fuse too. If I had to name one trait that sums him up it would have to be cheeky. He's the cheekiest child I've ever known! 

Noah is the same weight he was 6 months ago and weighs two stone exactly. He wears a size 5 shoe and is currently wearing a mix of 18-24m and 2-3yr clothes. He's a string bean and it's no wonder as he literally never sits still.

On a whole he's been great but when we went to Forest Holidays a few months ago he came down with the flu. It was probably the worst cold he's had to date and it was so bad we contemplated coming home. Thankfully it only lasted a few days and then we were able to enjoy the rest of our break away. He's also had a few niggles with teething as his top molars and he's had a few bumps and bruises too being the clumsiest child I've ever known! 

Noah is a bottomless pit! He has three meals a day and countless snacks. He still drinks 12oz of milk a day and drinks around 8oz of water too. His favourite foods are; cheese, tomato, bread, pasta, chicken, apple, pear, chocolate, tomato sauce, beans, broccoli, biscuits, raspberries, blueberries, crisps, sausage, omelette and so on! 

Last week we switched Noah from his cot into a bed and the process has gone perfectly. He fell out the bed and was a little unsettled the first night but we put a bed guard on the next night and ever since we've had no issues. We thought he wouldn't ever sleep and would be messing about with his toys but he's been good as gold. He doesn't even get out of bed in the morning and waits for me to go in to get him. He will usually sleep 8pm-8:30am. He still likes to nap but I don't often put him down for one any more as I find he's harder to settle at night when he has one.

Noah doesn't speak in sentences yet but he does know a lot of words and can communicate quite well despite it. I'm just waiting for it all to click into place and for him to be able to have proper conversations with me, I can't wait for that!

Potty training
I recently blogged all about our potty training journey and you can read more about it here. We first introduced the potty when Noah had just turned two and he understood what to do with it but he would have accidents in his pants if he wasn't prompted so I knew he wasn't ready just yet. I waited another month or so, reintroduced the potty and we've not looked back! I can count the number of accidents he's had on one hand and I think that is all down to waiting until he was completely ready. He's completely dry in the day time but we haven't tackled bedtime just yet as he still drinks a lot of milk before bed. 

- Edit. A week later and Noah became dry at night time too, while on holiday in Majorca! A great way to remember it! 

Milestones and new tricks
Noah is now completely potty trained.

He's in a toddler bed instead of a cot and had no problem transitioning. 
He knows most his colours; red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, pink, black.
Can almost count to 10 though not in the correct order!
Likes to re-enact his favourite parts in his favourite films (Rex using his head to open the the vent in Toy Story 3 / Pumba charging the Hyenas on the Lion King.) So cute to watch!
He can use my mobile phone and tablet better than I can! 

He seems to understand absolutely everything! 

Favourite things
PUDDLES! Chocolate, Spiderman, Elmo, the cats, animals, ice cream, raspberries, his new bed, cars and trains, story time, kiki, kinder eggs, surprise egg videos, the iPad, colours and numbers, toy figures, visiting family, his cousins, dancing, movie time, baking, going on an adventure, Blackpool, visiting farms, dip dip, roast dinners, playing in the garden, his best friend Elise, Mimo, Paw Patrol, being silly, learning new things, stickers, toy story, paddling pools, playgroup, SUPERHEROES, youtube videos, swings and the park. 


  1. Pam Francis Gregory16 May 2016 at 12:47

    What a little cutie!

  2. Coming on really well
    Well done on the potty training

  3. Just read your 18 months post also, so now read this and he a year older and in the photos can see a big difference. Its lovely being able to see the changes from one year to the next :)

  4. sounds like hes coming along just how he should be. H is 2 yrs 9 months - she is a little behind him on some things as she has GDD but I find her personality really shines through so much more now and she picks things up super quickly including silly phrases.

  5. How lovely, Jenna. They grow so quickly and every moment is precious. I am very envious of his blond curls and generous smile.

  6. love how hes always smiling

  7. I think it is wonderful that you are keeping a record of Noah's development - as a mum too - time does fly and they grow up so quick so this is wonderful way to remember his childhood - help other mums etc. Lovely photos too by the way.

  8. Aww this is all just so lovely to read and see how he is doing. Gives me ideas on what to do with my little one too. Like I never even thought of colours yet. So will be trying that. My youngest has just turned two. I can't wait for the little conversations to start too.

  9. He's lovely!

  10. What a gorgeous little man! Time goes too quickly x

  11. What great photos, these will be so nice for you and the family to look back on in years to come. I wonder what Hoah will think of them. Nice that you have recorded so many memorable moments.

    Rachel Craig