Emelia is well on the move. Im not quite sure whats happened but somebody has swapped my stationary baby for a moving baby toddler that wants to get into everything! I find myself precariously wondering around behind her because she gets everywhere so so quickly whilst crawling, and is constantly picking up the tiniest things she can find. She pulls herself up on furniture and walks around it with a huge smile on her face. Lets just say she just doesn't ever sit still !
This month we have been trying to help Emelia settle into a new nightime routine where she settles herself more eficiently. So far its not going to bad but she is still very much dependant on "feed to sleep". If anyone follows me on instagram you will have seen the constant struggle we have had over the months with Emelias sleep patterns. Obviously this is one of the things that just goes hand and hand with parenting, but when you havent had more than a 3 hr stretch of sleep for 9 months you start to get a bit sleep desperate !! I was actually messaged by a sleep expert and she gave me some amazing advice which I will probably comply into a blog post if we ever get to a state of some sort of nighttime routine! Her naps have changed during the day a little too and she has been cutting out her afternoon nap and having a longer mid morning nap. This seems to work quite well for her however she is shattered come dinner time. Yes, the other day she did fall asleep whilst eating dinner !
One main thing that I have noticed this month is that Emelia has started to come out of her shell. She used to be quite quiet, and reserved around everyone but me, Reggie and my sister. However, she is so much more relaxed, and calmer and definitely more sociable which makes it alot easier on me. I absolutely love that she's so cuddly with me but not being able to get anything done can sometimes be hard.
At 9 months old Emelia weighs 17lb 3 and is comfortably in 6-9 month clothing. She seems to have been in 6-9 for ages and they have lasted a really good amount of time. Its been good that her 6-9 month warmer clothes have lasted that bit longer too because of the cold weather we have had.
This months favorites:
playing hide and seek peekaboo