He is learning so quickly now.
For Nichole Carter, her bond with son Harrison, now 11 months, strengthened when his sleeping became more manageable. She says: “The first few months were very difficult for us. Harrison brings us so much joy, he’s such a good baby but the first three months were pretty full on. He isn’t a good sleeper and it was only recently that he has started sleeping through the night.
But every time he does something new it’s amazing, that’s one of the most rewarding things. We give him a big clap and he gets so excited that he’s just done something he hadn’t before.
He’s trying to learn how to clap and high-five now. Every time he nearly gets there and then goes, “Nah not doing it, I’ll do it in my own time.”
One-on-one time is also very special and his smile still lights up a room.
He loves playing with other kids and he’s making friends with other babies, they hold hands and talk their little baby talk, it’s very sweet. Harrison loves swimming, too, he’s a massive water child. He’s started swimming lessons every week and he’s totally into it, he’s probably one of the only kids there who doesn’t scream in the pool!
His latest thing is waving, he waves hello and goodbye to everyone. He’s learning so quickly now. He’s crawling and is so inquisitive, he’s always picking things up and pointing at things when he wants to touch something. He loves picking things up to examine them ... and then he puts it straight in his mouth.” Nichole and Luke Carter are parents to eleven month old Harrison. Pictured at their Menai home.
Picture: Jonathan Ng