Noah - 14 Months Old

Ever the cheeky monkey, there isn't a day that goes by that he doesn't make us giggle. He has always been such a character. He has been going through a big long leap this month and it says that one of the traits you show during this development leap is defiance and he is certainly living up to it. Noah has really started testing his boundaries and rarely listen to my instructions anymore. It's all part of learning and we will get there, little monkey!

I really need to get Noah weighed soon. I have no concerns but I would just like to know where he is percentile wise. He is wearing a mix of 9-12 month and 12-18 month clothing. He's very slim built and long. He was wearing size 4 nappies but is now in BTP cloth nappies. 

Noah has been fine health wise this month despite a few episodes of teething. He now has 4 teeth, he has his 3 on the bottom and 1 canine at the top. I can see many more right underneath the gum and I don't think it will be long until they cut through. (Just as I was about to post this Noah has come down with an awful cough and cold so just had to edit before posting!)

Noah has always been a great eater but as soon as he started going through his current development leap he went off his food a little. He started picking at food, only eating certain bits and was gagging really easy on everything. It could be the leap but it could be to do with teething too? Maybe a combination. The past week he has been fine though and is pretty much back to how he feeding before. He now tries to use a spoon and fork himself which is really cute. He also likes to have his own bowl and will always tidy up his high chair tray by putting lose morsels of food back into his bowl. He is still having three bottles of cows milk too, 8oz in the morning, 5oz in the afternoon and 8oz at night.

We've had a good month sleep wise, a few nights hit or miss. Generally bedtime is 8pm and he will sleep through till 8am - 9am. Sometimes he will go to bed a little later and sometimes he will wake at 6am for his morning bottle and then go back to sleep. Naptime is good too and we've had no naptime drama for a while. I have found the past week or two Noah has been waking up in the morning a little later so the past two days we've cut out the mid morning nap and are just having one longer afternoon nap. It's going okay for now but we will see.

Milestones and new tricks
Walking - Today at 14 months and 7 days Noah took 6 steps, then did it again and again! This is the most he has ever done and I think this is it now. I think by next month I will be writing that he is walking everywhere. I find it strange that he learnt to walk at 14 months just like I did. I still get goosebumps just thinking about it.

Mobile - He seems to be able to climb down off things a lot more efficiently this month and is a lot more steady at doing everything. 

Talking - Noah is really coming on with being vocal, he tries to repeat every word that you say and I have noticed that he will look at something and say what it's called. The words he knows are; Mama, Dada, Dad, Daddy, Nan, Nanna, Jake, Mickey, dirty, hiya, and light.

Understanding - He understand so many things that I say to him now and it surprises me on a daily basis. I ask if he wants to have lunch and he will crawl off into the kitchen. If I ask him if he wants a bath he will head for the stairs.

He now pretends to talk on the phone a lot which is very cute! He also likes to try help clean up with a wipe and tries to put his own nappy on. 

Feeding. He is trying to use his spoon and fork a lot more this month and is getting there but sometimes gives up and uses his hands instead.

Pretending to talk on the phone. "Hiya, Dad?" "Bab?!" He say's Bab all the time and I have no idea what he are trying to say but it must mean something to him. 

Stacking and tidying. He is always stacking objects or putting items in things. He loves to tidy up or put the bits of food that have fallen out his dish back into it. 

Disney Jnr. The channel drives me nuts but he does insist we put it on a lot of the time. He will pick up the remote and give it to me. 

Being applauded. One of his favourite things is to have everyone applaud him. He will sit there clapping with you with the biggest smile on his face.

Pointing. He has always been a pointer but now he will point at all the different parts in books or at the TV so that you tell him what those things are. 

Books. He loves looking through his books and pointing at all the different pictures. He doesn't really have the patience to sit there and let you read a page though. By the time you are on the second word he is already turning the page over.

Gadgets. Still obsessed with phones, ipads, remotes. I have to hide them otherwise he totally fixates on them. 

Brushing people's hair! 

Being told no. Which every toddler on the planet dislikes too. When I tell him no or ask him not to do something he usually cries his eyes out like I have just gone and broke his heart. 

Not being able to reach something himself, he gets so frustrated. 

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  1. Ahhh, he is just so, so cute.

    I think it's lovely that you both learned to walk at 14 months too.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    1. Thank you :) I know I love that he learnt at the same age as me.

  2. It's so cute that he's taken after you and walked at 14 months. I can't wait to see when Parker will walk x

    1. I know, I love it. He took his time but he got there eventually, just like I did. I bet Parker won't be long now!

  3. Isn't it just the best thing watchin them grow into their own little awesome person! X

  4. What a cutie! My smallest is 14months too- born on 20th Nov xx