Toddler milestones I’m taking for granted – The Mumatron Blog

Toddler milestones I’m taking for granted – The Mumatron Blog

Milestones I take for granted

It feels like two minutes since I was writing my last milestone post about The Chops’ first birthday back in February. How does the time run away with us so quickly? So much has changed in our lives in the last few months, that I’m consistently surprised that my little explorer has made any developments at all, let alone the floods of progress he makes on a seemingly daily basis.

I have no comparative data but I (obviously) like to think I’ve got a genius on my hands.


The Chats

When Hugo started uttering little things here and there like mama, or dadada I wondered when that would become real words. Well, it’s now. He can say words, but it’s the expression and the conversations that he’s clearly having that get me. I was in the park the other day (shock horror), he’s sat there swinging back and fourth happy as Larry saying ‘Up’ ‘Go’. Willing anyone and everyone to hear I repeated this at the top of my voice.

It was only when I was talking to another mummy that it occurred to me that not all children his age are so vocal. #proudparent

The walkrunning

I’m so used to watching The Chops run away with his arms in the air that I forget that it’s a huge achievement for him. I watch him chasing after other children wanting to play (evidently I’m either boring or prematurely uncool). When he’s not runwalking, that odd in between stage, he’s climbing. There’s not a surface on this house that’s safe anymore.


The colours of the rainbow

My nan has a rainbow coloured rug in her conservatory, it’s blocks of colour. I thought she was joking when she said ‘he knows which one’s green and which one’s purple’. Low and behold, he joyfully pointed out the different colours as she called them out one by one. He even attempted to say purple! Clearly a genius.


Upstairs, Downstairs

He opens the gate (if mummy leaves it open like a dipstick), climbs up the stairs, like a greyhound on a racetrack. At the top, he’ll either close the gate and walkrun off laughing that mummy’s locked out. Or he’ll start his descent, backwards. MILESTONE MOMENT. Shame he’s not applying his principle to getting off our bed yet, because it’s a far better game to throw yourself off and get caught by an terrified parent isn’t it?

Drawing mummy a picture

Ok sometimes, the crayons get eaten more than they get played with, but – this is a new one. I never realised that it was even a milestone but they do evidently class scribbling and drawing as a box to be ticked. I’m waiting for the smug mummy with lovely pictures to dissolve into hairless mummy with ‘unique’ wallpaper.

All the gnashers

Yes, all of them. Bar I think 3 of the very back molars. It’s felt like a never ending cycle. Since he was around 4 months old they’ve popped through one by one. When we saw the dentist for the first time she was very surprised that he had so many teeth. I’m hoping the rest come soon, then we might be in the clear. It awful seeing him in so much pain.





  1. Aww I can’t wait for some of these milestones with my bub 😊Especially having a little chat #coolmumclub

  2. Hehe yes you clearly have a genius on your hands! (yes we mummies are allowed to be biased!) My mum has a coloured rug in her house too and the girls play a twister-like game on it where we shout out a colour they have to jump to the right square! Hours of fun! Haha #stayclassymama

  3. I remember the first time Amelia sat down and drew a circle… then eyes inside it… then a mouth, legs and arms! She drew a person, what?! I proudly showed all the staff at nursery, only for them to tell me she’d been drawing pictures of mummy, daddy and Wills for about a month! How does this happen?! Love this #stayclassymama

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      😭 I think I take so much for granted, I had to sit and think hang on a minute…omg!

  4. These are the milestones and the rainbow moments that make all the s***storms worth it and I think the best thing about being a mum is that they never cease to wow us but sometimes we can take it for granted until we look back and reflect on it. Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xoxo

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      It’s so easy to over look achievements when chaos engulfs you. I rarely write this type of thing but I revelled in this one! X

  5. I love it when there little has there are so many new things that they do and each one is just amazing! #DreamTeam

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      I’m so glad to took some time to sit back and see what had happened over the last few months, it’s so easy to miss it!

  6. Hehe I haven’t heard the word dipstick in ages, made me chuckle! I love all these milestones and the way you are documenting them, as your littles get older everything flies by and you stop noticing so much, stop appreciating I guess, this post has encouraged me to hold onto all the milestones! #stayclassymama xx

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      It’s just whizzing by, and I forget that all once upon a time, Hugo couldn’t walk over and help himself to whatever I’m eating or turn the TV on for himself – two that I left off the list this time haha. XX

  7. Awww this is lovely. Time flies by so fast it’s important to stop and take notice x

  8. Ah, bless him! Time goes so fast at that age and they’re all grown up before you know it. Enjoy!

  9. Oh my, he’s gorgeous! I love chatting with my little boy, he too seems to have suddenly come on a lot. It’s crazy how fast it goes isn’t it?!

    #bigpinklink x

  10. He is too cute!!!! I love looking back at those first milestones – as a new mum you cling to them as a bit of proof that you’re doing something right don’t you. Love it. Thanks for joining #bigpinklink x

  11. Sounds like you’ve got a little clever clogs – it’s good to write them down as so quickly they’re onto the next thing and you forget what they did and when.

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      Totally. I’m already scared I’m forgetting the really early days, they are gone 😭 x

  12. It sounds like you have a little Einstein on your hands there! too cute bless him! Bens walking now but isn’t too confident but he’s really making progress. I was super slow on milestones when I was little so I’m not overly worried… he’s more interested in food and Peppa Pig right now hahaha!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

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      Thanks, I don’t often take much notice, and I certainly don’t often write about it often. Felt nice to celebrate a little bit πŸ™‚

  13. Oh he’s such a cutie! You should be so proud! These milestones are all such precious moments – apart from the crayon on wallpaper one. Here’s hoping that he skips that one for you haha. Thanks for linking to #DreamTeam lovely xx

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      We’ve got a bit of a crayon obsession if I’m honest. If I try take them away he hides them in his mouth πŸ˜‚

  14. Having been through all of these milestones with Zach, I am now doing it all over again and loving it. Not the teething though – we are on tooth number 7 at 9 months! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  15. Brilliant, glad you could capture these proud moments! LOts to embarrass them on their wedding days, huh? πŸ™‚ #TriumphantTales

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