I realised over the weekend that I hadn’t written a post on Teddy for quite some time, and it turns out the last one was when was just 16 weeks old, so it’s definitely time for an update! Teddy has blossomed into a fabulous little boy with a big personality and an awesome sense of humour. He’s so much fun to be around as he finds fun and joy in everything, plus he’s a terrible flirt and knows how to twist women around his little finger which is alarming at such a young age!
He’s absolutely huge for his age and has jumped from below the 50th percentiles on both height and weight to over the 90th percentile, which is a massive jump. At his last weigh-in he was just over 9kgs making him almost 1.7 stone. he’s also just over 2.5 feet, so he really is massive! People keep asking me what I’m feeding him but I think his ‘healthy’ development (his height and weight have developed equally so he isn’t overweight) is due to a good napping and feeding schedule that I put into place from a very early age. Obviously this is just speculative but it’s the only thing I can think of.
Recently he’s started to build-up to crawling which has impacted his sleep, so he’s not sleeping as well as he was, but he’s still going for 8-9 hours a night (he does wake-up but he goes back to sleep quickly) and having a couple of decent naps throughout the day. I won’t lie, this new sleeping pattern has exhausted me as he’s waking between 5-6 each morning and I’d been happily enjoying him waking between 8-9, so I’m hoping he’ll settle back down again soon!!!
His feeding is going really well and he’s just recently moved on to stage 2 solids. He loves all fruit now, but he’s still not a huge fan of anything too savoury, however, he’s slowing coming around to the new tastes. He also loves yoghurt and anything with mango, apple or pear in it, as well as rice pudding. His favourite toys are anything musical or interactive; he has a tambourine that he can play with for ages. His favourite position is on his front as he’s got extremely strong upper body strength and he can balance on one arm whilst hitting things (such as the tambourine) with the other. I am so lucky as he’s such a wonderfully sweet, kind, funny, charming boy and tomorrow he’ll be having his first swimming lesson which I’ll be posting about soon – I’m so excited!