Oops, the day before she turns 9 my bad I remember I hadn’t posted her 8 month update. My bad! It’s been so hectic this month with Centre Parcs, DS’ Birthday, Christmas prep, Viruses and Infections I just totally forgot.
Sorry for the short ‘diary’ but the above explains why 🤣
Actually not bad this month.
In a word, horrific. At the beginning of this month she went through weeks of waking every hour and sometimes every half an hour. To say I was knackered is an understatement. I tried everything, thought it was due to eating before bed, not eating before bed, eating fruit, not eating fruit, being in the Snuzpod, being in her cot, in a grobag, not in a grobag and round and round we went with no explanation.
She doesn’t seem fussed on mastering her rolling abilities at all, it’s like she’s given up on that. However she is attempting to pull herself up to standing all the time and isn’t happy unless she’s sitting or standing she finds this easier in the bath as she pulls herself up using the side of her bath. Her feet are perfectly flat when she stands too which I find amazing (perhaps wrongly so?).
Crawling: She hasn’t managed to beat or match her brother (as he started commando crawling at 32 Weeks) but she seems to be doing it in a totally different way. With DS he commando crawled from prone position, dragging himself to where he wanted to be. DD seems to be doing it from sitting by rocking onto her knees with her hands in front of her. I don’t think it’s long until she successfully rocks onto all fours.
abbling along nicely.
Box of blocks
On the 4th December we went to Centre Parcs for our first holiday as a family of four to enjoy the Winter Wonderland.
On the 7th December she met Father Christmas for the first time and is at that wonderful age where she isn’t terrified of him yet 😂
I have never known anything like her. She is a machine when it comes to food. She gets really cross if someone has food and doesn’t give it to her, she throws herself around her high chair in the anticipation of getting food and wolfs down anything that’s given to her. I have had to give her a pouch on a couple of occasions this month due to being out and about at lunchtime and not having time to steam some finger food in preparation, she loves it.
I think the time has come to actually prepare meals now instead of tastes of food. I find it a real struggle as Noah was so slow on the uptake which suited me, I feel a bit out of my depth with the speed she’s moving.
New Tastes: Ella’s Kitchen, Blueberries, Raspberries, Sweet Potato Mash, beetroot burgers, beetroot soup, vegetable casserole with lentils, mashed swede/Potato/carrot/parsnip/butternut squash
On the 16th I heard her grind her teeth which can only mean one thing so I had a good look and her top front right has broken through.
The day before she turned 8 Months old, on the 8th December, she cut her left upper front tooth
On the 19th she dove for the first time and wasn’t phased by it at all. We are a lot more confident doing it with her than we were with DS though I will still no doubt panic about secondary drowning.
Whilst at Centre Parcs she thoroughly enjoyed daily visits to the pool and especially loved the baby/toddler focused pool with its mini slides, water fountains and water tables.
Still in 3-6 month clothing but now the 6-9 month ones don’t swamp her entirely so I’m starting to put her in them and roll up sleeves.
She’s still in size 2 nappies, though midway through November I started putting her in size 3s at night as I found she was leaking a little in the 2s having been in them since 6pm the previous night.
Weight: 16Ibs 11.5oz
I’m doing ok. Things are still tense at home and I have no idea how to solve this. He seems to think sex is the answer but as we all know attitudes of the day reflect on libido and when I’m treated, and spoken to, like rubbish then the last thing I want to do is ‘put out’.
I’ve finally reached my target weight which is exactly where I wanted to be before the inevitable gain at Centre Parcs and Christmas and I’m pretty proud of myself. I’ve still got my Mum tum and not sure how to eliminate that as it’s mainly loose crepe paper skin but right now I can live with that. I need to tone up and am desperate to start running again to help do this but until I can, I really need to start finding some time to do some yoga or fitness dvd.