Archie's 20 Month Update


I realised I haven't done a update in Archie for ages now and I wish I had as I remember doing a lot more of them with Isla. Archie turned 20 months old on Monday, I can't believe in 4 months he will be 2!? He still seems like my baby, which is weird because at this age Isla felt more grown up because she was the only child we had at the time, whereas now compared to Isla Archie just seems like a baby still.


So he now weighs 2 stone 2, he is 34.5 inches (2ft 8) in height and wears size 5+ nappies, 2-3 year tops and 18-24 bottoms, he currently wears a size 5.5 shoes but probably could do with the next size up soon. His eyes are blue and his hair is blonde, we did get it cut when he was 16 months old but it could do with another cut any day now as it is starting to look a little too long at the back and sides. He is incredibly strong and can get himself anywhere he needs to go, and can also get his 4 year old sister to the ground! 



Personality wise he is so confident and within a few minutes he will be playing with our guests and handing them cars to play with, this is something new for us as Isla was still is so so shy and takes a lot longer to warm up to people, but she is getting better. Isla gives Archie so much help though, he copies everything she does and so he is so grown up in many ways. He loves to clean and I will find him putting rubbish in the bin for me, when he's finished a snack he will put anything he doesn't want in the bin and then his bowl into the sink, if I get the hoover out he grabs his toy hoover and helps me. He loves being outdoors, as soon as I mention going out he is under the stairs in the cupboard getting his shoes and reaching for his coat. Although getting him into the pushchair.... just doesn't happen, and when you need to get out the door for school runs its not easy! He happily walks and holds my hand but the novelty is wearing off and now he just wants to run off, he honestly thinks he's 5! 



He's taken a real interest in football, as we walked past some boys playing on the field he ran over, they let him kick the ball into the goal and he was actually pretty good! I was quite surprised as we aren't really into football so maybe I need to buy him one! He is of course still in love with cars, he is cars mad and loves lining them up for a race. He also loves playing with the toy kitchen and makes all the noises to wash his hands and make food. He loves to dance and I will often catch him wiggling his bum, he is also a dare devil and gives me numerous heart attacks every day as he jumps from our foot stall onto the sofa from a distance! We no longer have a stair gate at the top of the stairs as he has confidently gone down them for months and so it was pointless and just a trip hazard at the top of the stairs, mostly for me! 

He loves brushing his teeth at the moment, and to be groomed - he sits and looks at himself in the mirror as I blow dry and brush his hair! He hates getting dressed or changing his nappy, its like trying to wrestle a alligator! Although in some ways he is so grown up and loving, in others he's at a very tiring age, he has me on my toes all day! He also has started throwing huge tantrums, at home and in public which has been hard work, I just need to remember its a phase and won't last forever. He knows what he wants and how to get it, he helps himself to food and knows how to tell me what he wants by showing me. I can't believe how well he is doing, I know a lot of it comes from his big sister but he also does stuff that blows me away at how clever he can really be. 

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  1. What a cutie. I love this age they're always discovering so much and changing every day. And ahhh the tantrum stage! I remember it so well haha.

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    1. Yes its definitely a love hate stage, I love how much he is learning but the tantrums and frustration as he doesn't quite understand can be a bit much x

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  2. Ah I had completely forgotten this stage! My older two are 6 and 4 but my youngest is 2 months so I have this all to come again! x

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  3. I love your update! This age is such a great one! My middle son was a walker he hated the pushchair! X

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    1. Yep he hates the pushchair too, but now refuses to hold hands ahhh x

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  4. The getting dressed thing was, and still is, my biggest battle with my active boy whose now 5. I'd love to say your Archie will grow out of it...but maybe not for a while!! However, my son's energy is a blessing really. He will play outside for hours while my "easier" daughter comes in after short while.

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    1. Ahh I hope not haha! His older Sister was the same and now at 4 she is great to dress, so will we see lol x

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  5. It is amazing how quickly the time flies by isn't it! It sounds like he is becoming so independent. So lovely to remember back to this age :-) Katie xx

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    1. Definitely, its emotional too as he needs me less and less everyday x

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  6. Lovely update - and such nice pictures! I'm hoping I can keep up with these types of updates with my little one, it'll be such a nice thing to look back on in a few years time !
    Kirsty x

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    1. Thank you! Yes keep up with it as its nice to read and look back if you decide to have future children too x

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