I can’t believe you are now nine months. You’ve been in our lives now longer than you were growing in my tummy. I know I say this every time but I can’t believe how quickly time is passing. I do wish it would slow down. You are changing so fast at the moment as well. Another 4 teeth came through this month so now you have 6 all together (2 at the bottom and these new 4 are at the top). Again you handled it really well. You were perhaps a bit of a mummy’s girl at times but not very often, usually when you were tired towards tea time. You were weighed the week before you turned 9 months and you are now 18lbs 4oz (still on the 50th percentile). You have only just started wearing 6-9 month clothes though as you are not that tall/long.
In the middle of this month you started to be able to pull yourself up on to your knees from sitting when you are in your cot. You even pulled yourself to standing a couple of times whilst we were at our friends house. Around the same time you started crawling too. I say crawling it’s more pulling yourself round on your belly but you are fast and can get where ever you want to. You also started clapping this month and saying Dadda. Despite all these milestones and 4 teeth coming through at the same time, you are still sleeping fantastically. I think you woke up once or twice in the night this past month (but it is so rare I can’t remember). You still fight going to bed at night and some of your naps but it is a small price to play. You are generally asleep between 8-8:30pm and wake between 7:30 & 8:30am. You still have two naps in the day (occasionally just the one).
I still love hearing you giggle and most of the time I can get you to giggle by blowing raspberries on your belly. The more tired you are, the more likely you are to giggle. You still get the hiccups after giggling too much which is very cute. We still go swimming every friday afternoon which you adore. Last week you smiled, the biggest smile, from the minute we entered the pool until we got out (perhaps only stopping briefly after an underwater swim). You also enjoy listening to the singing of nursery rhymes at the library and play group. You are really interacting with toys and books now too (you’re very good at turning the pages of board books, not always in the right direction).
You love your food and there is not much that you won’t eat. We no longer have to mash your food, we just chop it up very well and you manage lumps with ease. I have been so surprised by how well you have taken to weaning. I still nurse you and not much has changed this last month. You still have milk first thing, in the evening and usually just an afternoon feed.
I am loving watching your little personality develop (you are still the happiest baby I know) and seeing you gain new skills. I can’t wait to see what this next month has in store for us.
All my love mummy xx