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On the move!

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From 7 to 8 months, Ethan was practicing getting ready to crawl. He'd frequently balance himself on hands and knees and rock back and forth. I thought crawling was a while away as he still wasn't a steady sitter. Daycare used to pile cushions behind him if they left him sitting with a toy. I didn't count on how much it would help him being at daycare though, either with them constantly letting him sit on his own, or him watching the other kids crawling round, but suddenly he 'got' sitting. I'd put him outside on the grass and sit behind him, and he didn't fall back every few minutes. Cue proud mumma!

He could sit either leaning on his hands or without them. I watched him start leaning right forward onto his hands in front of him, and he'd get one leg under him, and rock forward until he got the other out, and rock back and forth. Then he'd either collapse forward onto his chest with his bum up, or the other end would collapse, so he was doing a push…

Sleeping like a baby

Sleeping like a baby.

I really don't understand that saying.

Babies generally don't sleep well straight away (at least in my experience) yet the saying is used for a good, long, quiet sleep! Babies snuffle, wake frequently, and some decide the middle of the night is playtime (thankfully we've not experienced that one) and when sick they can continually wake after only a few minutes of sleep and can't settle for an hour or two.

However, although he is still waking 3-4 times a night, his day sleeps have improved beyond my hopes :) Since starting daycare, he's now regularly napping for an hour to an hour and a half, a quick wake and i'll go in to resettle him, and he sleeps for another half hour :) He's now on two naps a day, the first one 3 hours after waking (9:30am), then he's awake 4, 4 1/2 hours and down for the second nap at 3:30. When his naps were only 30 minutes, he couldn't stay awake longer than two hours without getting grizzly because he w…

Nine months postpartum

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As per usual, TMI warning and photos of bare mummy tummy :) If you don't want to see, look away now!

Nine months old, he sits solidly, crawls so fast i really have to hurry to keep up with him, and is pulling himself up onto his knees a lot now. Sometimes he experiments with putting one foot on the floor while kneeling, but hasn't yet got the strength to pull up. He's pretty much refusing all food now - toys go into his mouth but not finger foods. On the odd day we'll have a win and he'll pick up a piece of food and put it to his mouth, and chew. Most of the time he'll either ignore it completely or pick it up and put it near his mouth, then throw it on the floor. I've even resorted to attempting to spoon feed him, but he hates this and cries, and spits it out again. I'm getting really worried about the refusal. He has not gained any weight this last month. He wakes 3-4 times a night, and we've had a few nights with one wakeup.

No improvement in my …

Hiatus: or, still no internet

Hubby's contract in the country has almost come to an end, and so he's arranged to transfer the internet connection up here. Unfortunately it's going to take another 2 weeks, so i'm stuck with chasing free internet connections at home and so don't really get a chance to blog (i don't blog while at work). Now that i'm back at work, my only time for blogging would be in the evening after bubby is in bed, and as it's only me looking after him at the moment i can't leave the house. So, we're on hiatus for another fortnight.

In good news though, everything has settled after the move, work is great, he loves daycare, his sleeps have improved sooo much (more about that later), he's made huge physical advances (a scheduled blog post) and the only thing that is an issue is his eating, or rather lack of. He's now 9 months old and won't eat solids. My slight concern about that was made far far worse by the new CHN who made it out to be a big de…