Unsurprisingly 2018 has been a year of firsts for our family – particularly for Archie. As the year draws to a close I thought it would be a good time to reflect and summarise all our little monkey has achieved.
From top left to bottom right:
January – First time being late! Let’s hope it’s not in his nature.
February – First breath and the day I became a mummy.
March – First smile. 5 weeks in and finally some positive feedback!
April – First night away from home – a weekend with our friends in Center Parcs.
May – First swimming lesson – Daddy particularly enjoyed the “dunking”!
June – First giggles – still my favourite ever sound. This month also included his first day away from mummy, his first night in his big cot and the first time he rolled over.
July – First night without his sleepyhead – when we realised he actually prefers sleeping on his tummy.
August – First time sitting up unaided. He also clapped for the first time this month which is his favourite party trick to date!
September – First time he stood up in his cot – I noticed it on the monitor when he was meant to be asleep! This month he also properly crawled for the first time.
October – First time abroad – we ventured to Tenerife on a 4.5 hour flight (it was interesting….!).
November – First time on the swings – and they were a definite hit.
December – First steps – also his first Christmas and the month he said his first words (dada, mumma and nana (banana)).
Wow what a year. I can’t believe he’s so close to being a toddler (where did my baby go!). It’s been the most life-changing year of my life to date and I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for us. Wishing you all a healthy and happy one.