Snow

The snow has been falling hard and thick here in sunny old London and Neo, at nearly 15 months old has been amazed by it.

He got up Tuesday morning (Today is Monday) and was stood looking out the balcony window, “That’s snow baby” I say to him, he carries on looking, gasping, going “ooooh, no” So about 12 I put him down for a nap with the promise of taking him out to play.

He gets up at 2, typical, not just an hour nap like usual but 2 hours, he wakes up hungry, lunch it is. I’m secretly trying to hurry him along, can’t wait to get out in the snow myself and see his little face. Half 3 rolls around and we’re just heading out, first i put him in the pram, so we can get to the shop with out him getting too wet or cold. He walks on the way back… well… he skates, holding onto my hand for support and losing his feet from under him :) he’s amazed, picks up the snow… eats it… eeew! “Neo, not in your mouth” He smiles at me and tries for another lick of the snow, by now the cold is getting to his hands, he’s shaking his glove, but the snow is attached, I laugh at him, how innocent he is… dust of his hand, and continue to walk home.

I put the bags in and thought he’d enjoy a half hour outside really playing in it, so we head out. He stands and marvels at the crunching sound beneath his feet, the neighbors pull in and Neo’s off, running across to them, he’s running fast, I’m hobbling behind, hoping to catch him in time, running “bah, bah, bah” and… DOWN he goes… his little feet slide from under his body, he hits the cold floor with a thud, his face full of shock! The neighbours gasp! I cracked up laughing, lifted him up, dusted him off, and told him to play. He learnt his lesson pretty fast and didn’t let go again :)

We’ve had a little success with the potty training, he actually went for a wee on the loo just yesterday, and he seems to be able to hold it when he hasn’t got a nappy on, though the excitement of a shower still gets him and he regularly pee’s at the door while I’m getting the towels ready lol.

No new words have arose, though he is trying to say “Bird” which comes out like “biirrrr” A bit like Bambi!

We’ve also made the venture onto cloth nappies and I think they are much better then disposables, the washing of them is hassle free and I use a little tea tree oil, no more nappy rash. Usually when Neo teeths he gets severe nappy rash, and he’s just managed 3 Molars in a week, without even a little redness on his bum… much better!!!

We also have a new sleeping technique down and working really well, I take him through to bed, lay him down and read to him, he listens and goes to sleep on his own, no more rocking. Though I miss the cuddles he was getting to heavy to lift into bed, he has started to sleep better this way as well, no more 7-8 wakings in a night :)

So over all, a lot of progress has happened over the past month or so and Neo is growing up fast :)

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