Dylan – You are 16 months old (A letter to my son)

My darling Dylan,

I haven’t written to you for the last few months as I thought now that your 1 years old I’d let you know what you’d been up to every few months, I hope that’s ok!

These last 4 months have been brilliant sweetheart, you are progressing so much. You took your first couple of wobbly steps the week before Christmas (at 15 months) and now there’s no stopping you! You are toddling about the house much more confidently now and much more regularly although I still think you prefer to crawl as it gets you there faster!

You are responding more to communication and making relevant noises when we ask you questions. Your favourite word at the moment is “yeah” – you say this in response to almost everything.

Katie has noticed more of a change in you than anyone I think, as you can fully play with her now although there is a little bit of frustration on her part when you brake/rip/throw her toys whilst your playing and I have noticed I’ve had to intervene a couple of times! She currently enjoys asking you what “ra-ra does” as you always respond with “Roar”! She finds this very funny.

You are taking much more of an interest in things now and you like “In the night garden”, “Thomas the tank engine” and “Ra-Ra the noisy lion”. You enjoy playing with cars and dinosaurs too.

Sleeping through the night is still a bit hit and miss darling, we’ve had the odd night lately where you’ve slept from 7:30pm-6am but usually you still wake once or twice during the night. Your quite easy to resettle though so it’s not too much of an issue just yet. No matter how much sleep you’ve had (or lack of) you nearly always wake up at 6am.

Meal times for you are the same every.single.day! Breakfast and lunch time you eat like a horse then come tea time you eat absolutely nothing!! You won’t even try it, your so fussy! I’m hoping it’s just a faze and you grow out of it soon as it can be quite stressful in the evening when all your doing is throwing food on the floor!

Your cheeky mischievous side is still there and growing by the day, your becoming aware of what you shouldn’t be doing (like drawing on the walls!!!!!!!) and doing it anyway! But you then laugh and then we laugh…You get away with murder!

We still have to be careful with you sometimes though sweetheart as you have a temper like a raging bull! Some days, particularly in the evening when your tired you can have some almighty temper tantrums where you throw yourself on the floor in dismay! It makes me smile though as I like to think it’s your fiery side coming through and surely that’s not always a bad thing!? Like everything though, I’m sure it’s just a faze.

I think that’s about it for now my darling, we all love you so much.

Stay mischievous , no one likes a boring baby!



Diary of an imperfect mum


  1. Samsam 19th January 2017 / 09:08

    aww what a cutie, loved reading this. our boys are similar my 15 months old also laughs when he is caught doing something he shouldn’t be doing. #coolmumclub

    • Collette 19th January 2017 / 14:23

      Aww thank you. Haha they are total scallywags aren’t they!? But with their cute little faces how can you be mad at them. They really do get away with murder at this age! Thanks for reading xx

  2. Ellen 19th January 2017 / 16:40

    Ah I love it, I have just written a little post in a similar vein – I love keeping a log of the things my little boy is doing. I bet it’s easy to forget! Dylan sounds like such a brilliant character and like he is learning loads all the time. #ablogginggoodtime

    • Collette 20th January 2017 / 13:29

      Oh god, he is such a character. I love them at this age when they are learning new things all the time. It’s so special! It’s so nice to have a memory of everything that they did isn’t it as you soon forget! I hope Dylan looks back on this one day. Thanks for reading xx

  3. MMT 19th January 2017 / 20:25

    There is such a beautifully warm tone throughout this post…I imagined Dylan actually reading it one day. Just lovely. He’s a total cutie, and you’re right who wants to be boring?!
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub

  4. Catie: An imperfect mum 20th January 2017 / 13:41

    Great letter and loved your final sentence, summed things up brilliantly Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime

    • Collette 20th January 2017 / 15:18

      Thank you. Thanks for reading xx

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