The Q4 Report.

If you’ve been following me for a while you might remember my Q1, Q2 and Q3 reports.  Well, it’s the end of Q4 on Friday aka Ollie’s birthday so I’m publishing this one slightly early as I’m sure I’ll have lots more to write about Ollie’s birthday.

The Q4 Report.

Performance Review.

Oliver has had a varied performance in Q4.  He took his first steps and ticked all the boxes for his 10 month Health Visitor review.  He is a very clever little boy.

However, we have experienced some performance issues surrounding food.  Oliver has discovered cake. He really loves cake.  This means he cries when cake has all gone and we even had a public performance when he was at the shops with his Nanny.  He is always a really good boy when he goes out but he had a public strop  in the supermarket.  He started screaming and my Mom didn’t know why and when she looked around, Ollie had spotted… Cake!  She gave him some cake and he stopped crying.  We need to work on our emotions and dealing with cake Oliver.

It's hard to get a non blurry walking shot!
It’s hard to get a non blurry walking shot!

Communications Sector.

Oliver has a good understanding of a few words now.  He can say Momma, Dadda, Nanna, Boo! He understands what I’m saying to him and when I say, “No Ollie!” He shakes his head.  He understands when I say, “Have you done wee wee/ poo poo?” (Part of my potty training technique… Watch this space trolls!) He also smiles when I say, “I Love you!” He lies on me if I say, “Cuddles!” And one of the cutest, funniest things he does is, “Funny face!” I do funny faces and say funny face at the same time so he’s started copying me which basically means he closing his eyes, that’s his funny face but he’s so cute.


Growth Potential.

Oliver is a chunky little monkey!  He loves his food and is wearing 12-18 month clothes now.  He is getting tall too!  However, he still looks far too little to walk!

He has lots of teeth coming in now, 4 on top and almost 4 on the bottom.

Oliver also has really long hair.  He needs to have it cut really!

Health and Safety Analysis.

No illnesses to report this quarter so thats good.  I think I’ve calmed down a little on being a psycho mom taking him to the doctors if he coughs.  The only thing I get really concerned about is random spots popping up but they usually go away the next day.

Oliver brushes his own teeth now and he is aware of the importance of dental hygiene and will be going to the dentist soon.

Financial Summary.

Babies temporarily get cheaper in the final quarter.  He is eating three meals a day now but mostly eats our kind of food so sandwiches, potato, pasta, vegetables etc. So I’m buying much less baby food and because he eats more he drinks less baby milk so a tub lasts much longer.  He has a bottle in the morning and before bed and then water, small bottles of milk or juice for drinks during the day.  He’ll be moving onto normal milk soon so it will be even cheaper!

"I'll be in charge of the shopping mommy."
“I’ll be in charge of the shopping mommy.”

Closing Statement.

July 2014 – July 2015 has been the best 12 months of my life.  Oliver, you are a perfect little person.  Everybody loves you.  You make every day better.  Even strangers look at you and just have to smile you are so lovable.  I know every mom thinks their baby is clever but you really are clever Ollie.  You are only 1 and you can do so much!  You can walk and you can swim.  You can put blocks on your toy train and put toys in the right places, like the little helter skelter, you know to put the ball on there!  You understand words and you have really good motor skills.  You can pick up crumbs which might not sound like a big deal but you’ve been doing it for a while!  You wave, clap, high five, feed yourself and your newest trick you’ve learnt with Daddy is ET phone home!  You point your finger on his finger.

Basically Ollie, there is nothing wrong with you!  Happy Birthday perfect little boy. Xx


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  • Kizzy, Izzy & Baby

    I really love this business style format for recording your son’s development – perfectly in keeping with your blog name too! My littlest is 13 months now and I have loved doing monthly posts about how she is doing and the milestones she has hit. Your little boy sounds like such a cutie – love it when they pull funny faces! It’s such a nice age when they are starting to understand more of what is going on around them and can communicate with us a lot more.

    • MommaBoss

      Aww thanks for the lovely comment! That’s what I love about blogging, you write about things that you’d just forget otherwise. I like recording some silly little things as well as the big milestones. Like how he cries over cake! Xx