I feel like I’ve only just sat here and written your 5 and 6 month updates, but here I am again. Time is passing us by too quickly, I’m over halfway through my maternity leave now and the thought of going back to work and leaving you makes me feel sad. This month has been a big one for you, you’ve achieved so much. We always knew you would be an active one and that you would be on the move early, so when you started crawling at 6 months and a week we weren’t too surprised. We didn’t think you would be moving so far so quickly though! You didn’t even start out stumbling, you were a confident little thing and all you did was take little breathers in you quest to get everywhere. Nowadays I can barely keep track of you, you’re just everywhere! You hide around corners and will find all the things I hide from you! Within days of learning to crawl you also mastered pulling yourself up on furniture. You will now happily pull yourself up on virtually anything, daddy’s not too happy as his PlayStation had to be turned off at the wall because you kept using it as a pull up tool and I got told off because it was turned on and I hadn’t noticed! You regularly enjoy pulling all of the remotes off the to stand, the PlayStation controllers no longer live in their dock, as you also mastered how to detach that from the plug, so I now have to live with them being flung across the living room floor.
You’re doing so well with weaning, you still only manage to swallow a very small amount but you’re getting there! We are yet to find a fruit or vegetable you don’t like, cucumbers by far your favourite and you just love to squash raspberries. You also enjoy sucking things off of toast, you particularly like marmite and you enjoyed the peanut butter you had yesterday too! We have only had one choking incident so far, you were sucking a piece of chicken and bit off quite a large lump, it gave daddy and mummy a bit of a scare, but after about a minute of inhaling and exhaling this piece of chicken you swallowed it down and then happily went on to have the custard you had for pudding. Daddy was a bit scared to give you chicken again (he told me I wasn’t to give you any!) but two nights later we had chicken again and you were fine!
We’ve just started baby yoga classes, you seemed to really enjoy the session and it’s nice to see you socialising with other babies/trying to trample them/hug them. We went swimming again this month but you didn’t seem to enjoy it as much this time, I think your teeth (or lack of) were bothering you too much, you spent the whole time straight faced, no tears, no smiles, just an ‘I’m not bothered’ look! We will try again this month and hopefully you’ll enjoy yourself.
- Sitting up unassisted
- Pulling yourself up on furniture
- Taking a couple of steps with your walker
- Playing independently
- Pulling everything off of the TV stand
- Wearing 6-9 month clothing
- Baby-led weaning
- Waking up 2/3 times a night for feeds
- 18lb 6oz
- Napping well at home but not so well when you are out!
- Go to bed at around 8pm
Your favourite things:
- Pulling hair
- Your VTech walker
- Tomy eggs
- Playing peekaboo
- Standing up in your cot
- Books (reading/sucking/throwing)
- Crawling everywhere
- Climbing on anything (especially mummy, that’s the best one to climb on..)
- The bins
- Playing with all your toys
- In the night garden
I really can’t believe how quickly you’re growing and developing, if you could just slow down a little though that would be great. I feel like it’s all going too quickly and I just want to savour our time together!