Last week, E turned 9 months old. The biggest change this month is that she is on the move. Not crawling around on her hands and knees but dragging herself around on her belly. She’s getting faster at using her arms to pull herself along, though. She does get up on all fours (and rocks backward and forwards) though so perhaps she will progress to crawling or maybe she’ll stay as she is. She is very good at getting where she wants to by either commando style crawling or rolling. You can see by some of these photos which are not quite as sharp as I would like, she is literally never still.
I have not had her weighed since her 8 month update and she is still wearing 6-9 month clothes with plenty of growing room. There has been no change with weaning either. She still likes to feed herself and doesn’t have a big appetite at all. She is still having milk on demand but in the last few days, she is refusing feeds most of the day.
Sleep is still rubbish and especially these last few days where I think she is having most of her milk at night! She did randomly sleep 9 hours one night this month but just the once. She generally has 3 short naps a day. The first and last are usually around 30 minutes long and the middle one can be 30 minutes to an hour.
She now has 6 teeth. One has appeared through the gums every week for the last 6 weeks. We’ve had a few days and nights each week where she is not herself due to teething but it could be a lot worse.
She is a lot more stable sitting up than last month. It’s rare she topples over now. We’ve still not had the first word yet but she babbles a lot.
The jumperoo is still her favorite toy. Put her on the floor with some toys and you can guarantee within minutes she will be off looking for paper, wires or her big sister’s tiny toys. Basically, if it’s not suitable for her she wants it.
I was just looking back at F’s 9 month update and in some ways, they are very similar. They both had 6 teeth at nine months and started crawling in the same way and at around 9 months. They both loved swimming and listening to people sing nursery rhymes at this age. In other ways, they are very different. E started giggling at a much younger age and F was pulling herself to standing and clapping by 9 months. F also had a better appetite for solids and was having far fewer milk feeds by nine months. She was also regularly sleeping through the night before 6 months (something E has yet to do). They also look really similar too.
I wonder how she will change this next month?
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