Good evening beautiful readers! It has been a long but great day. Noah and I went to town to meet up with a friend for some shopping. I didn't shop as much as I'd hoped but I'll just have to go back into town another day when I am ready to hurt my wallet haha. Noah is now one years old and about three weeks and as he is becoming more and more fun, wonderful and hilarious, he is also becoming more challenging. He tries talking, he wants to eat by himself, he shows his own opinions, and he reacts to different situations. He is very demanding for such a little guy, haha, super cute! Right now I am trying to potty train Noah AND to get him to start walking. For his birthday I got my little man a potty but he was terrified of it. He would yell out and crawl away as fast as I put him on it. It got better after that, he sat for a few seconds but he didn't let any cries out. Today we made a new record. He actually sat there for a few minutes. He doesn't understand what he's suppose to do while sitting on it though. My mum told me to get a children's book about sitting on the potty and read it for him while he's on it, but I would love ideas on how to get him completely potty trained. Since Noah is my first child, I don't really have experience on the matter and I feel completely lost. So please, advice is very much needed and appreciated.
The walking is an actual issue for me and I am DESPERATE to get him on his feet now. When Noah was born they told me that he was unusually strong and that he was going to start walking early. Already at four months, he loved walking while holding someones hands. At six months, he was crawling... fast. And he just got faster and faster. He got so comfortable with it that he lost all interest in walking. If he would have been willing to, I bet he would've walked at around 9 months old, if not sooner. He takes a few steps, then he realises it and gets back down on all fours. Sometimes he takes his large toys, such as the car or the plane or he takes the furniture and walks while holding that, and sometimes he just gets mad when I try to get him to walk. I was told to just let him do it in his own tempo but I so want him to walk. Is there any way I can convince him to start?
A little photo of the cutie pie. Look how happy he is while being on the potty, haha!