Lily | 18 Month Update

I haven’t done a Lily update post in a LONG time. Well it feels that way doing monthly posts was just more work than what I wanted to do after they get past the newborn stage monthly updates aren’t as necessary. I will still be doing updated posts just not sure on the consistency yet. However onto the subject we are here to talk about my baby girl and how amazing she is doing.

She is nearly 18 months old and has grown so much, she is already in 18-24 month clothes and has been for a while, she’s so tall. I think because she is quite tall a lot of people think she is older than she is. You don’t realise how big they are getting until you look back at old photos, I am now at the point where I am super broody and want a tiny little baby again.

Don’t get my wrong, parenting can be hard work, when you aren’t feeling well and just want to lay on the sofa and binge watch Riverdale, you can’t, you’re this little persons whole world and they depend on you. You need to grab every ounce of energy that you have and make sure they are happy, healthy, eating, drinking, have a clean bum and all the other stuff you do every day for that happy little soul. It is hard but I think she senses when I’m not well, she’s very chilled and just lets me conserve my energy while she plays. 

She’s also had her first hair cut which makes her look so much older and I love and hate it at the same time. Most people and her nursery will agree Lily was 100% a cat in a previous life, she just adores sitting in boxes. She will pull a box out at nursery and take all the toys out to sit in the box. It is hilarious and I love it! Even if it is a small box she will try and cram herself in so she can sit in it. 

There have been ups and downs throughout my 18 months of parenthood, wanting to burst into tears when you are so tired and they just do not want to go to sleep, trying not to gag and be sick after they have threw up all over you then start wiping it more into your clothes. But then I wouldn’t change it for the world, when she says Mama and just comes and cuddles me, the smile and laugh when we play, it is euphoric the happiness I get from her and have never had anything like it. 

I can see her growing into this little person who has likes and dislikes and I can’t wait to see all the things she accomplishes. I also cannot wait to have conversations with her and her tell me about her day and what made her happy or sad. Being a Mother is the best thing I have ever done and I knew it is something I have always wanted. I think another little one will come along but not for a few years. I want a house with a garden and another bedroom would be nice! 

What is your favourite thing about parenting or what is it you look forward to? Let me know in the comments below.



  1. When 2 become 5
    January 30, 2019 / 11:29 am

    My favourite part of parenting is bedtime…I joke of course…. now my children are aged between 5-11 it’s the moments where they want to spend time with me that I enjoy the most

    • drainedbeauty
      January 30, 2019 / 11:39 am

      I agree! I am already feeling that but I know it will be more so as she gets older!

  2. Isobel Celine
    February 1, 2019 / 7:09 pm

    Aw she's growing up too fast! Would you ever have another child do you think?xIsobel

    • drainedbeauty
      February 6, 2019 / 5:39 pm

      Yes, I put it in the bottom of the post 🙂 x

  3. Lizzie Owen
    February 21, 2019 / 8:23 am

    I can't believe it's been 18 months already! She's absolutely beautiful and makes me look forward to having children in the future (but not for a very long time yet!)

  4. Bacon Jam
    February 28, 2019 / 11:29 am

    I love being a mum, so many wonderful things about it, but I can be hell too! I live the games, the crafts, the dressing up days. But my little girl is nearly 6 and she is growing up way too fast! I just don’t know how it goes so fast!

  5. Dawn Warden
    March 6, 2019 / 8:25 pm

    I’m not a parent but can still completely relate to how much they grow. I have nieces and a nephew I’m close with and whilst being an auntie is not the same as pareting it’s still amazing to see them grow. It’s amazing seeing them develop and just seems crazy how much they’ve grown when you look at old pics x

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