Oscar is one year old

I cannot believe my little pea is a whole year old! Oscar has been developing so quickly over this past month, especially nearer to his first birthday! He now has four teeth, has only just started

to crawl and loves trying to push himself up on his feet. He is incredibly wriggly at the moment, always wanting to be on the go and never wanting to sit still for photos!

Oscar had a lovely birthday filled with family and presents, although got a little upset about everyone singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to him! He enjoyed his red velvet cake and eating wotsits, and his little cousins – all little boys! – came round for a party tea. Needless to say, it ended in the nicest way, with everyone caked in chocolate and Oscar having his second bath of the day! 

Look at that innocent little face! An incredible development this month is Oscar’s new ability to feed himself. He hasn’t yet developed the urge to put everything in his mouth, preferring to stroke his food first, and investigate it, rather than eating it. We have been persuading him with rice crackers and wafers for a while, so it felt astonishing to see him finally move the food to his mouth and take big bites! Since then we’ve experimented with a few more foods and Oscar is learning about different textures and how to mash them up using his four teeth and gums.

Another amazing development is his mobility and he seems to have grown a lot stronger and surer while moving around and pushing himself up. He wobbles a lot less and can push himself in to almost any position – he is now a pro at baby yoga – and his favourite is pressing down on his hands and feet, while lifting his bum in the air! He is excellent at walking only while we hold his hands and wants to run so fast it’s hard to keep up with him.

Oscar also has a huge preoccupation with spoons at the moment, so much so that we have to supply him with two at mealtimes – one for feeding, the other for entertainment. He just loves to roll around on the rug with a big shiny spoon, we joke that we should have bought him a cutlery set for his birthday! Further new experiences are brushing teeth for the first time and discovering balloons – he is a little unsure of them and doesn’t like to watch them being inflated. At the moment he prefers to blow raspberries to communicate with us and loves to attract attention on the bus and in other public places.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my Oscar posts! I’m planning on doing little updates here and there still as I love recording his progress on here. There will be more spoon and tooth shots on the way so stay tuned, I will post them on my instagram also! ♡

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  1. Elegant-e
    May 13, 2016 / 12:57 am

    Cute pictures, have a good day

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    • elizabeth
      May 18, 2016 / 12:47 pm

      Thanks so much Diana! ♡

  2. Raquel
    May 13, 2016 / 3:25 am

    Oh my goodness, you angel is too cute!
    Omnivogues

    • elizabeth
      May 18, 2016 / 12:47 pm

      Awww thank you Raquel! 😀 ♡

  3. Unknown
    May 13, 2016 / 5:12 am

    Awww, such a cutie <3

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    • elizabeth
      May 18, 2016 / 12:48 pm

      Thanks so much Emma! ♡

  4. Shaira Manalo
    May 13, 2016 / 7:10 am

    Awwww, he's so adorable!!! It makes me want to hug him!!! <3

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // National Art Gallery

    • elizabeth
      May 18, 2016 / 12:52 pm

      Awwww thanks so much Shaira, that's so sweet!! ♡

  5. Julia
    May 13, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    Oscar is so sweet! It's fascinating to see a baby grow and acquire new 'skills'. The bit with the spoons made me laugh, babies often have fun with the first random thing they see! 😀

    Julia x
    Check out my last post: a spring OOTD | juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr/2016/05/ootd-crochet-trainers.html

    • elizabeth
      May 21, 2016 / 12:56 am

      Awww thanks so much Julia! Your comment made me smile as always, he goes nuts for shiny spoons and glittery objects haha! I hope you have a wonderful weekend 😀 ♡

  6. Unknown
    May 13, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    Happy birthday, Oscar!! He's so adorable and I can only imagine how much fun you're having together! :))

    xx
    Matea
    smilesnapsparkle.com

    • elizabeth
      May 21, 2016 / 12:58 am

      Awww thank you so much Matea, how kind! He is a lot of fun at this age, although is starting to become a lot more independent – this can be both a good and bad thing haha! ♡

  7. Unknown
    May 14, 2016 / 1:26 am

    Aww you have a beautiful son – look at those blue eyes! So exciting that he's starting to chew and walk. What a wonderful post!

    • elizabeth
      May 21, 2016 / 12:59 am

      Thank you so much Taylor! That's so sweet, it's very exciting to watch him grow more and more! I'm so glad you liked it 😀 ♡

  8. Single Vegas Girl
    May 14, 2016 / 1:55 am

    He's so cute! I think it's funny he just has to have two spoons in order to enjoy a meal. It's dinner and a show for him just with that alone!

    Single Vegas Girl
    singlevegasgirl.blogspot.com/

    • elizabeth
      May 21, 2016 / 1:00 am

      Haha that's very true! He is so funny sometimes, I love all these quirks that come with his development xD thanks so much Vegas Girl! ♡

  9. Curls n Cakes
    May 14, 2016 / 2:13 pm

    So cute! Happy Birthday to him!
    Much love,
    Mona

    • elizabeth
      May 21, 2016 / 1:00 am

      Thank you so much Mona!! 😀 ♡

  10. Kynia
    May 14, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    Happy birthday Oscar! He is just growing up way too fast.. but he gets more adorable each time you post. xX

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    • elizabeth
      May 21, 2016 / 1:01 am

      Haha awww thanks for following my updates Kynia, I'm so glad you like them! So kind!! ♡

  11. Unknown
    May 16, 2016 / 8:29 am

    That smile! Happy belated birthday Oscar 🙂 xx

    • elizabeth
      May 21, 2016 / 10:54 am

      Thanks so much Claire! I will pass on the message to little boy 😀 ♡

  12. Carina Vardie
    May 16, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    Happy belated birthday! He's such a cutie, surely will melt a lot of hearts!

    xo
    carinavardie.com

    • elizabeth
      May 21, 2016 / 10:54 am

      Thank you so much Carina! Haha awww, so kind!! ♡

  13. May Cho
    May 16, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    Oh, Elizabeth, a huge happy birthday to Oscar! He's already such a handsome little guy, haha. Being able to feed himself already is such a huge step for such a young age.

    I'm not much of a children's person myself (I'm still 18, so the though of kids scare me to death, haha) but it's absolutely lovely to see such joy in you as a mother.

    All the best to you, your family and the birthday boy!

    MAY | http://WWW.THEMAYDEN.COM

    • elizabeth
      May 21, 2016 / 10:59 am

      Awww how kind May! Thank you so much and haha it's definitely an opportunity I never anticipated but I'm so grateful! Awww I will pass it on to little boy, thank you!! ♡

  14. marbleandrose
    May 16, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    I'm a new follower on bloglovin'. Oscar is so cute and adorable!

    lots of love, Jane
    Marble and Rose

    • elizabeth
      May 21, 2016 / 11:00 am

      Awww thank you so much Jane! It's so great to meet you! 😀 ♡

  15. Adriana Robles
    May 16, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    Happy belated birthday to your little darling! His birthday was the day before that of my grandfather. 🙂 Here's to many more wonderful birthdays for Oscar!<333

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    • elizabeth
      May 21, 2016 / 11:07 am

      Thank you so much Adi! So kind – and such a coincidence!! ♡

  16. Christina
    May 16, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    OMG sooo cute!! Congrats little baby boy 🙂

    Love,
    Christina ♥
    cinapeh.blogspot.de

    • elizabeth
      May 21, 2016 / 11:08 am

      Awww so kind Christina, thank you!! ♡

  17. julianaoliveirapt
    May 16, 2016 / 11:09 pm

    He is so beautiful! *.*
    Hello, my darling!
    I loved your comment! I have been following your blog and also you in Bloglovin.
    Xoxo
    diaryofalittlebee.blogspot.pt/

    • elizabeth
      May 21, 2016 / 11:11 am

      Hi Juliana, that's so kind, thank you so much!! I'm so happy to meet you! 😀 ♡

  18. Magda Carvalho
    May 17, 2016 / 12:42 pm

    Hello! Thx for your comment in my blog now i´following your blog.
    So lovely and cute 😉
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    • elizabeth
      May 21, 2016 / 11:25 am

      Awww so kind, thank you Magda! So nice to meet you! 😀 ♡

  19. Jenn
    May 17, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    Oh my God! He is the cutest little thing I ever saw! His big, round, blue eyes are so piercing. He is an angel. Happy birthday! 🙂

    Thanks for following. Following back. 🙂

    Jenn
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    • elizabeth
      May 21, 2016 / 11:26 am

      Haha awww Jenn, so kind!! Thank you so much and it's great to meet you! 😀 ♡

  20. June
    May 17, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    He's so super cute! Happy bday to him!
    xx
    junewantsitall.com

    • elizabeth
      May 21, 2016 / 11:26 am

      Thanks so much June, so kind!! ♡

  21. Jess | The Indigo Hours
    May 19, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    What a gorgeous little man he is! Sounds like he had a brilliant birthday. It's so lovely to read about his milestones and developments 🙂

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

    • elizabeth
      May 21, 2016 / 11:30 am

      Thank you so much Jess, I'm so glad you like my updates! I will pass on the message to little boy! 😀 ♡

  22. Unknown
    May 20, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    Such a cute little boy! I'm so glad he had a lovely first birthday.

    Amy – fourcatsplusus

    • elizabeth
      May 21, 2016 / 11:31 am

      Aw thanks so much Amy! So kind! 😀 ♡

  23. Unknown
    May 22, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    These pictures are adorable!! Is that a cow onesie?? ����

  24. Sarah Pears
    May 22, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Aw Oscar is adorable! Happy Birthday Oscar! Sounds like he had a wonderful time

    Sarah
    justbuttonsblog.co.uk
    xxx

  25. Kenzie Smith
    May 23, 2016 / 12:29 am

    He is absolutely adorable!! Sounds like he had a wonderful birthday ♥ Happy belated birthday to him!

  26. Unknown
    May 23, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    He is so gorgeous! Hope he had a lovely birthday!
    Ellie xx
    ellievdw.me

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