We’re almost halfway through April and my boys are yet another month older. Seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating their 2nd birthday; crazy to think that it was a whole month ago today!
Their daddy and I have noticed lots of changes recently; one in particular is that their sense of humour is really starting to develop.
It’s so gorgeous to see. They’ve always had a lovely time in each other’s company but over the last few weeks these tiny friends have been purposefully doing things to make one another — or us — laugh. It’s hilarious to watch.
Their speech is really coming on too. Cosmo has always been really fast to pick up new words — he’s an incredible mimic and has been able to parrot words back to us for a while now — but his understanding of words and sentences is really coming along. That said, he still has little words of his own — my absolute favourite is ‘billaboojshe’ — balloon. So sweet. I love hearing his sweet little sing-song voice, chatting away to his brother or himself.
Bertie still has fewer words but after we saw the cranial osteopath, back in February, he mentioned that Bert’s anterior fontanelle had still not fully closed; therefore his soft palette had not fully developed. This would explain why his speech was slightly behind Cosmo’s — it’s not that he didn’t want to speak — he just couldn’t quite form the words properly.
I was mulling over whether we should take him to see someone but, to be honest, over the last 2 or 3 weeks I’ve noticed a real improvement in his speech. At the end of the day I think it’s only made more noticeable because I have another child, exactly the same age, to compare him to. If he was a single child, I probably wouldn’t have batted an eyelid.
And anyway, he has other talents!!
He’s a whizz at puzzles and jigsaws! Amazingly talented at building towers and will spend hours looking at this things up close and working out how to take them apart — or put them back together.
A budding engineer, in our midst, maybe?
Normally for their monthly pic, I would round them up and sit them together to have their photograph taken. This morning though, they were playing so nicely and I watched them for a while before sneaking off to get the camera.
It was lovely watching them play. Two tiny friends that have each other — a little playmate — to share their days with. Granted, sometimes this can cause a few headaches too but, in the main, they’re such great company for each other.
This months pics show them, as I see them most days. Two bed-headed little boys, engrossed in a game, and happy in each other’s company.
To say I’m grateful for these ordinary little moments is an understatement. It makes me so very proud to call myself their mama.