Today you are 13 months.
The Saga Of The Lump is finally over. You have a scar under your left arm that is approximately 7 cms long. The swelling is almost gone and for the first time in over a year your left side has no lump. It feels very strange to Dada and I, I must say!
Grandma and Pops came to visit for your 1st birthday. Unfortunately, before that day actually arrived, Grandma found herself in the hospital in London and never made it back to Belfast.
But you had fun while she was here: –
In the last few months you’ve had chicken pox, a cold, surgery and a tummy bug. This means your sleeping has gone to pot. Mama doesn’t think you’ve slept through the night in about 2 months, except occasionally. She is asking very nicely for that to be over. Thanks.
You are now a real standing boy, BTW. Holding on, hands free, a few little steps. Crawling has not happened, although you do manage to get around, between bum shuffling and sort of scooting. Mama will try to get it on video!
Finally, you’ve started settling in at day care. The first few days were fine, the 4th one you were a bit hysterical. But we’ll get you there and I think you are going to have a lot of fun while there. The baby room is just a big room full of toys! So you’ll get to play play play all.day.long! How can that be bad?
And finally…you, my son, are 28 pounds and 31 inches tall. That’s the 91st centile for both. So you’re already about the size of a 2 year old. Mama is already envisioning buying your P1 uniform in a size for a 6th Former.