Matthew’s Milestones

It has been a while since I wrote a post about Matthew. At his age there is not too many updates I can report. Since the post about his milestones well over a year ago, we have reached a few more. It’s just 2 months until himself turns four. It’s a bit of an emotional age because he is starting pre-school and in the blink of an eye he is going to big school. He is so not ready for big school but a lot can happen in a year.

Matthew on the couch

He’s been in his big boy bed for well over a year now and he absolutely loves it. He loves going to bed every night and within 5-10 minutes he is asleep (unlike his little sister). I bought a few new bedtime reads a while ago on Amazon. Every night we seem to be stuck on “Ten Little Dinosaurs”. He loves the story and he picked his own little dinosaur that he wants to be and he also picked me, daddy and Chloe. I know the story off by heart at this stage. As long as he is happy having it read to him, I am happy.

I updated you on our potty training journey quite a few times. As it stands he is fully toilet trained. (Yahoo) In saying that number twos are not happening in the toilet or the potty yet. He is very private about it and likes to hide. Even if I would close the door to the bathroom for him, it’s not happening. If any of you lovely bloggers have some advice on it, I would greatly appreciate it.

He is brilliant in public now. In car parks and near roads he is always holding hands. I couldn’t have dreamt about that a year ago. Once in the shop, he lets go but he follows you everywhere. He is like my little shadow.

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We finally have lift off using the bike. I didn’t think he would do it to be honest. He was afraid to get onto it up until a few weeks ago. He didn’t have the balance either, even with stabilisers. He can only ride it with one foot and doesn’t get the idea of cycling with two feet yet but it is a start.

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We haven’t managed to go swimming yet. We are going on our first family summer holiday at the beginning of August. Destination will be Spain. I still have to buy a few bits and pieces for the trip but I am hoping he will have fun in the pool. I am thinking of bringing him to swimming lessons soon.

There is still one milestone to tackle. This was planned for Christmas last year but as always I chickened out and didn’t do it. (Mammy guilt!) He is still going to bed with his dodie. You know the way other children might have a blanket or a teddy bear as their comfort? Well, the dodie is his comfort and he is pretty much lost without it and wakes up instantly if it’s gone. At the age of nearly four I think his time is running out. Wish me luck!

18 thoughts on “Matthew’s Milestones

  1. Aww such lovely photos. My eldest loved his dummy too and I was dreading giving it up. But it actually was fine. I replaced it with a new brand one day and he didn’t like the new one, so refused it. And that was that. Dummy gone!x
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  2. He sounds like he’s doing brilliantly, well done! They just grow too quickly don’t they! Jack will be starting school in September and i’m so sad about it!! x

  3. Right now we have other things to worry about and don’t even think about the dodie. We are moving house in 3 months time so to take away the dodie is probably not a good idea considering he will sleep in a new house.

  4. I even read to get rid of it by the age of 12 months. If I’d do that my little lady would never sleep.

  5. He is doing really well. My 4 year old still has her dummy, I try not to worry about it. Back in January I tried to get her to give it to th dummy fairy, but she couldn’t sleep without it, so we gave it back. I hope that she will give it up in her own time. But good luck if you want to take it away.

  6. I think every kiddo has their own schedule for milestones. My 20 month old doesn’t speak yet, but others start talking earlier, while yet others even later. So he’ll grow out of his habit of having that at night. Mine has gotten more into his pacifier in recent months than ever before, and yet “they” recommend being done with that by age 2. Not likely to happen.

  7. I have 2 dodies for him and I am not buying any new ones so I might actually cut a small hole into them lol xx

  8. What a lovely little boy! They grow so fast don’t they? Sophie will be starting school next year. She also still has a dummy and I plan on getting rid of it by the end of the year. We’ve also just tackled potty training so we thought it’s best to do one thing at a time! 🙂 xx
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  9. It’s not good for their teeth really but at least it’s only at night time. x

  10. Such a handsome little boy! I love reading these updates. My little girl still has her dummy, she heard us talking about her giving it up now she demands to sleep with 3 in the bed at all times in case one goes missing! I dread the day we say they have to go! x

  11. Since we done the controlled crying when he was 2 1/2 years he is a dream. x

  12. A dodie is a dummy sorry yeah. That’s how we call it in Ireland. I will try my best and get rid of it. The older he gets the more complicated it will be xx

  13. Is a Dodie a dummy? Rosalie is 22 months and we have just given it up. I was dreading it but it was actually really easy. Within two days she didn’t even ask for it and by 2 weeks it was completely forgotten. Do it! I wondered why I hadn’t done it sooner xx
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