I would like to share and discuss with you all my day to day life with a baby. What it’s like to live with a 1 year old beast as she has become known.
Day to Day life with a baby upto now.
Charlotte has been yet another dream baby. From around 6 or 7 weeks old she was sleeping through the night. From a midnight feed until 6 or 7 Am. Can’t complain at that right. Your typical baby too. She drank lots of milk, slept a lot and yep you guessed it shit a lot.
We started to get a little concerned with her up until around 7 or 8 months old. She was a happy and content little thing. No a health issues. But it was more why she was so lazy. No matter what encouragement we gave her. Different aids available in the likes of certain toys. She just wouldn’t sit up. She wouldn’t crawl, I think she started rolling at 6 months. That is how she decided she wanted to be mobile. Not even an attempt to get on her hands and knees and crawl.
These Days in my life at home with a baby.
So far since March I have been an extremely privelaged Daddy. I’ve become a SAHD – Stay At Home Dad. Out of my 3Daughters and 2 Step Daughters, I have been at home with Charlotte only day to day. The extra time spent with her has been magical, the bond we share is incredible. She has become such a Daddy’s Girl.
I have been able to witness milestones that us fathers usually miss due to work commitments. To experience these has being amazing. I’ve made memories that will never be forgotten.
From around 8 months something seemed to click with Charlotte. All of a sudden she came on leaps and bounds. From Rolling around and laying on her belly or back in one place. She began sitting up, she was soon up on her hands and knees and crawling everywhere she could. We really had to brush the cobwebs away from the eyes in the backs of our heads. Now she was certainly into everything. A new found freedom and wanted everything she could get her little mitts on.
Up to almost 11 months she had begun pulling herself up on sofas and certain furniture. Walking along them, and with a walker.
Just before her 1st Birthday back in November. A special day arrived. The moment she began walking herself unaided. Now the fun really begins.
From Charlotte’s 1st Birthday to now. She has been a barrel of laughs. Oh my she’s so cheeky and damn bloody quick too. One minute you look and she’s sat playing with her stacking blocks. But the next she’s brushed past your legs and made a mad dash escape for the kitchen or the stairs in the hallway.
Charlotte loves to get involved and play with her older sisters. Especially at times when they’re trying to play a certain game or an activity she can’t get involved with. Sometimes a very disgruntled and annoyed sister can be heard complaining about this. Usually Ellie but they’ve all adjusted to the little mover very well.
X amount of months… Nah she’s still 1.
Now at 14 months, she is full of attitude. The paddy’s when she doesn’t get something she wants. Out of frustration if she is not being able to work a certain toy the way she wants is absolutely hilarious. I mean it’s full on!! Typically proceeding to throw herself on the floor, banging feet, fists and head against the floor with grunts, shouts and screams.
The big bad word for any baby and toddler has been pulled out of the arsenal in this parenting journey. The most typical go to parental word… NO!! Now there is a but and it is a big But… She’s so cheeky and wants to play. To have everything from her sisters toys, anything Mum and I have. Any wires that she may be able to reach and even pets, such as the cats or grabbing the dogs tail. It’s the usual baby stuff that looks so enticing and entertaining to play with.
Onto New Territories.
Well it’s new territory for us. Charlotte’s older siblings were quick to realise the meaning behind the word NO! They were really good babies. Where as for Charlotte this is not the case. No!! It must mean something completely different. It means unleash the Cheeky beast from within and become a cheesy grinned devil who will not listen or do what’s being asked of her. But she is a baby. With time and patience I know she will learn and it will get easier. For the time being its a long road of No’s and ah ah aaah’s and pulling her away from things with a “No don’t touch”.
Wish us luck. I will surely update you on the progress of our Gorgeous Cheeky Beast Charlotte.
I hope you have enjoyed the insight I have shared with you of the day to day Life with a Baby.