Again, apologies for being nearly a month late on this. Time has been of short supply thanks to illnesses and other commitments (life in general), of which none have been that exciting to be honest.
Anyway, on the 9th February our gorgeous little girl turned 10 Months old so here is where she’s ‘at’ and what she got up to whilst 9 Months Old…
Horrible colds have been circulating the house this entire month and DD is currently suffering from yet another streaming cold with cough making feeding and sleeping a near impossibility and thus much stress ensues.
This has been alternating between bloody dreadful, with her waking every hour screaming and not wanting boob, to fairly good but the latter hasn’t been lasting long and when it does happen, DS has had an awful night. I swear they’re conspiring against me.
She still naps between 2 and 3 times a day and is generally in bed by 1830.
Mark Making: When DS was colouring on the floor she worked her way over, grabbed a crayon and started ‘helping’ him.
Blowing raspberries is her new thing!
Crawling: She has been slow on the uptake of crawling though she has successfully gone from one end of the room to the other without actually crawling. To explain the convoluted process in which she got there is nigh on impossible but move she did in a sit, turn, stretch, flatten out, sit repeated motion. Quite ingenious. Since the last blog she has been teasing us by being on all fours and rocking forward but will then flatten her hips and legs to the floor and then moving backwards. She has mastered the downward dog and this has been the last phase in her preparing to crawl.
On the 5th February she finally and successfully moved forward on all fours. She is as pleased as punch and there’s no stopping her wobbling around the room trying to eat DS’ lego now.
Play and Schemas:It is fast becoming apparent she is a poster and a rotator. She can spend hours putting things in things and spinning things that rotate. She also loves opening and shutting things. Her Leap Frog Picnic Basket and box of ‘things’ are still a hot commodity. Her walker is a firm favourite to all of us, it’s a place I know she’s safe if I have jobs to do and don’t have to keep a very close eye on her and she loves being independently mobile.
Verbal: Dadadadas are predominant, much to my chagrine 🤣
Ahahahah, goos and gags feature highly too.
Mama on the 31st January
Dada on the 2nd February
TV: Rara The Noisy Little Lion, Teletubbies, Bing
Toys: Picnic Basket, Box of items, anything that open and shuts, Jumperoo, Walker
Songs: Twinkle Twinkle, Kangaroos Like To Hop, The Animals Go in Two by Two
n the 15th January she picked up, and drank from, her sippy cup of her own volition.
New Tastes: Quorn Burger, Mango, Falafel.
o new breakthroughs here though something is definitely going on in there.
Weight: 18Ib 8oz (8.40kg)
Head Circumference: 46cm
She remains in 6-9 month clothing and no closer to stepping up a size and still fits in some 3-6 (those these are dresses). Size 3 nappies
I’m doing ok. Struggling with so little sleep but that’s par for the course with a baby and 4 year old. I desperately need to go home for a bit of R&R but am waiting for a break in the illnesses to do so.
Still no sign of my periods returning though I seem to be experiencing a five weekly ‘cycle’ or moods and bloating… fun!
Linea Nigra still visible.
Hair loss is slowing, FINALLY! It’s just a shame it’s snapping and feels like straw now (as do my nails).
I had the lump on my finger removed early this month (12th January) and thankfully the histology came back as just a pyrogenic granuloma so now I’m relishing the fact my finger isn’t constantly bleeding, it’s taking a while to get used to not wearing a dressing.
Weight: 9 stone 1.5 pounds so I remain in my target range but the next stone bracket remains ever elusive.