Monday, 6 July 2015

9 month baby update

9 month baby update

Squidge at exactly 9 months old
I can't believe this little man has been in our lives for 9 months already! As someone very eloquently pointed out, the 9 months out go a hell of a lot faster than the 9 months in!  And dare I say it, a week today, I go back to work :/  It's just one of those realities most of us must face... but at this point, I can't imagine leaving him for 3 days a week... we're even going to have to wake him up in the morning to leave as we'll be leaving so early.  Anyway, lets not dwell on all that, and lets see how he's been getting on this past month :)


Squidge in a trolley for the first time
He's now officially out of 6-9 months clothes and is in 9-12. However, some of the trousers for 9-12 are still a bit big and fall down (thanks to him being very slender!), so now and then I still pop him in 6-9 trousers.  His head is massive though and is growing out of everything first... in the pic above the outfit is all 9-12 and all from John Lewis and it was his first time being sat in a trolley (he bloody loved it!).  Because of the heatwave recently I've mostly had him in romper suits, or just a short sleeved vest as it's been so warm in the house.


Teeth coming through
They're there!  The first one has *just* broken through (on his left) and he's had lots of trouble with it, his gum has gone really sore around it and he's been chewing things/fingers/dummies/anything, loads.  I've been giving him Nelsons teething powder, and Dentinox... but needless to say, his teething issues have really amped up recently and taken on a whole new level of evil. His top two front teeth are looking exactly the same, I've said for a long time I think we were going to get all 4 teeth through pretty much together and I still think that's what's going to happen.


Squidge sleeping on me for the first time in ages
His sleeping has been mostly great! This was the first nap he's had on me in months - he's got to the stage where he'll almost only sleep in his cot, and the occasional nap in the car or buggy... so I'm trying to get him to be better at sleeping in other places by having the odd rare nap on me (I've missed it so much!).  Each night we take him up to bed at about 6pm, he has his last bottle in his room and is usually asleep by about 6:30/6:45 and sleeps through until about 6:30/7am, so a good 12 hours. Recently he's had a horrible cold though and did wake up in the night from about 3am until 4am.  We gave him lots of cuddles, some Calpol and rubbed some Snuffle Babe on his chest and he eventually went back to sleep.  

As for his day naps, he's down to about 2 a day (occasionally he'll have a 3rd nap too around 11am). He typically has one about 8:30/9am for anything from half an hour, up to an hour and a half.  And then he'll have a late nap about 4pm for a good half hour or hour - I think it all depends on whether his teeth are keeping him awake, or if he wakes up to poop.


Some of my bakes
Creamy and cheesy salmon pasta - he hated this
He REALLY hated this cheesy salmon pasta, lol

Weaning is going really well, but it has changed.  We haven't gone down the BLW route, we've always given him finger food like cucumber, to have while we're spoon feeding him puree, but that's about as far as we went.  Just recently, he's actually started rejecting puree (even lumpy textured ones), what this means for me is spending about 2 hours cooking after he's gone to bed, ready for him to eat the next day... fun times! I know he could have some of what we're having, but so much of what we have he can't have, like tonight we've had fajitas (it has chilli in it - jar mix), so I make him special baby finger food like the croquettes and fritters above.  If anyone has any recipe suggestions just let me know!

Squidge standing against the Jumperoo

Squidge climbing the back of the sofa

Squidge kneeling against the bottom step

Squidge kneeling and pulling himself up
Where do I begin! Holy smokes, this has been THE month for progression!  He was quite behind a few months ago, it took him a long time to get rolling and we really had to help him with it, then all of a sudden this past 2 weeks he's coming along in leaps and bounds.

He started pulling himself up from sitting, to kneeling, to standing, while on the sofa.  His crawling has amped up - from dragging his body to full blown speedy commando crawling, as well as normal crawling (as of this week).  He's also trying to climb stuff, like the back of his grandparents sofa, our sofa... me! Whatever he can he uses like an assault course.  What's really cute is when he pulls his toy basket over to get toys out - he's choosing what he wants and what to play with, amazing!  He has also learned to take steps while holding on to our hands, and if he pulls himself up on the sofa, he can walk along it (albeit not well and very wobbly!).


* He no longer wakes up happy in the mornings, he wakes up screaming and crying ;(
* He still loves being sung to
* He's started saying Dada and Dad - and even saying it in Chris' direction
* He learned to wave (and high five), and subsequently stopped, pretty much
* I think it's linked to his teething, but he likes to do the loudest high-pitched screams possible, a lot
* He's learned to use his index finger to press buttons (xbox on, xbox off, xbox on, xbox off...)

There's loads more, but there's too much to remember!


  1. Aw Georgina he is so cute and doing so well! Such a lovely little boy!

  2. aaaw look at him, can't believe it has been 9 months! So many milestones happening now, good job there's loads of tech to record them all now. My mum just had a little book and some professional photos when I was a baby.

  3. Aww, what a lovely boy! I love the food you're making him, can you come cook for me please?

  4. He's been loving it too :D Haha, I'm all cooked out! We had another first today too, he climbed the stairs, all the way to the top! Really took me by surprise (obviously I was right behind him every step of the way) :)

  5. Aww he such lovely boy can't believe the is 9 months though!

  6. Aw so sweet time goes so quick though doesn't it

  7. It really does!

  8. I know, where did those months go eh?!

  9. I know - it's gone so incredibly fast! Aww that's lovely as well, that's the problem though, we don't really print photo's anymore - something I really want to do.

  10. Thanks lovely :D

  11. Aww what a cutie! My little boy is 8 months, so I'll be doing a 9 month update soon.


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