Wow so our little lady turns 9 months old this week! Which means she has been in the world for as long as she was growing in my tummy! Her development seems to be coming on leaps and bounds all the time now and for the most part she is a joy to be around. She just beams with happiness when she smiles and melts our heart on a daily basis.
She is keeping us on our toes though. For a while we have been convinced she was going to be a crawler.. And she can do it… Or could if she wanted to. But she doesn’t want to. Nope, like her big brother she would prefer to walk, thank you very much!
So though she can crawl she more often is trying to stand and falls flat bless her… Unless there is something or someone to grab onto. We still had her on the highest cot level until this week but had to lower her after I came in to see her after her nap and found her on her knees, holding the side and about to stand. If she had stood up she basically would have gone head first out of the cot! Eek!
As she wants to walk around that also means we are walking around with her a lot. Not great for our backs unfortunately but I know it will only be in the short term as we did the same with Monkey and he walked pretty early.
Her sleep regression troubles have eased off a little thankfully. My Mum’s tip of rubbing her back helps if she is struggling to settle herself but for the most part she does get herself off to sleep quite quickly again. Phew! Less screaming does make the house feel a lot calmer.
She seems to have settled into a little bit of a routine for the time being… Where she sleeps from 10-1130/12 in the morning,3-4 in the afternoon and then 730pm-6am overnight. It is nice knowing a little bit what to expect but I doubt this routine will last long and, well, I know she can change at any given moment! She does so like keeping me on my toes!!
She is a chatty little thing and been saying dada or jaja indiscriminately for a while and it has been lovely to hear mama or maba come out recently too. I know she doesn’t know what it means but it is still lovely. She is getting more giggly as well and loves being tickled, which is obviously great fun.
She loves people, adores her daddy and still worships her big brother, smiling the second she sees him. She also likes grabbing him, which he takes in good spirits for the most part bless him.
This week we have had a some waving at people which has been lovely and is just another example of how we are entering what I see as the fun stage. Yes it is still hard work, but a little less so and with all of the learning and developments comes a lot of fun for all of us.
Ah isn’t she lovely and she is so mobile! You will be busy after her, but I agree this age where they can communicate more is so cute. Enjoy every min x
How lovely – I love reading mummy updates. Sounds like she is doing great and yey to more sleep and settling herself 🙂 #meternitymondays xx
She is coming along so well and yep definitely looked like will be an early walker! Good job you caught her before she came out of the cot!! 9 months has passed very quickly and she is still as cute as ever. I can’ believe my girl is 2 next month! xx #maternitymondays
Awww bless her. I love reading things like this, reminds me of what my little one use to be like and also what’s to come in the future when we have another. #maternitymondays
What a clever girl, and such a little doll. The first year is so tough but also amazing to watch these beauts turn into toddlers before our eyes. Have a lovely week hon xx
Awwww she is growing up fast! Such a milestone when they hit the ‘out longer than in’ point!
Aww how lovely, ava is 9 months too it’s such a lovely age x
Aww she sounds so similar to my Indiana! She was constantly standing at 9 months and took her first steps at 10 – she’ll definitely be off soon :). Glad her sleeps better too, always makes a much more relaxed household I find xx
So lovely! Our 4th walked at 9 months and 10 days so watch out!! It’s so nice for you to have a record of her progress to look back on, I really wish I had discovered blogging 12 years ago! I know there is a lot I have forgotten already! #MaternityMondays
Aww what a cute update. The time goes so fast, but I can remember M being 9 months. She was so small and crawling. She loved the walking thing and used to pull herself up and cruise around everything, such a fun stage!! 🙂 #maternitymondays
She just gets cuter and cuter! Uh I remember the back ache from all the bendy walking… I’m sure what parents really need is a live-in masseur! lovely that she wants to explore though.
Lovely pics! She looks like such a happy lil lady 🙂
I love this age- she is so cute! I remember so well the attempts to stand and the babble becoming language- oh I’m getting all broody- need to go and read your sleep regression post maybe that will help! #twinklytuesday
ahhh shes so sweet!
She’s so lovely! I crawled backwards for a long time! Happy 9 months little one! You’ll be on your feet in no time! #ShareWithMe #TwinklyTuesday x
It is a lovely age, definitely more fun 🙂 Sounds like she’s doing really well, and that you’re having fun with her x #sharewithme
Shes so you! Shes so big now and I cant believe its been 9 months since you gave birth already! #twinklytuesday
I love reading your updates and I love this age and stage too, not wishing the time away but I can’t wait for Little 3 to get there. I have flicked back and read your 4 and 5 month updates and we seem to be in a very similar position to you so looking forward to better times. LM is so cute i’m glad she is sleeping better and she looks like she is building a great relationship with Monkey from all the latest pictures. #maternitymondays
What a cutie pie. Developmental leaps come so fast and furious at that age. Maybe she just wants to skip over too much crawling and get right to walking. There is so much more meddle with up on her toes!
Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday.
Fantastic! They do grow so quickly and it is awe inspiring when you consider that they’ve equalled their time in your womb. 🙂 Mine couldn’t wait to walk to. Exciting times ahead and so much to enjoy. So lovely that her sleep is better too. #MaternityMonday
Oh my goodness nine months how did this happen? When? I know I say that on each update. She is growing up way too fast. I can’t believe its been that long since her arrival and announce her here. Amazing. I am so broody at the moment and 9 months is one of my favorite stages in babies too. lol Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. Hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round. #sharewithme