Where is the time machine that will take me back to the first time I had Abby?I can not believe how time is flying. It still feels like yesterday when I brought her home, now she is the queen of the house. Got her fingers all wrapped around her dad.( Daddy’s Angel.)
I am going to combine 7&8 months together because, her growth is similar.
MOVEMENT: She is a fast crawler now. I mean before you get up from your seat, she is already ahead of you. She is now holding on to things to stand and walk. Trust me, the minute they get to this age, your house will never be the same. Whatever she sets her eyes on, best believe she is going for it. You want to see a baby dance?My baby loves to dance. Just play the record and you will get her bouncing with a smile on her face.
TEETHING: It is every breastfeeding mums fear when their teeth starts coming. You may ask, WHY? Expect to be bitten during feeding time. I have lost count. I used to say when the biting starts, that is when l will stop breastfeeding. Ahh, I am yet to stop. Anyway, not only does she have the bottom ones, she has her upper ones too! She is one of the lucky ones who does not have bad teething. She does get fussy here and there.
EATING: Honestly, I enjoy breastfeeding my baby. If it was not for the fact I have to return to work and she has to go to daycare, I will feed her until she says; mum I have had enough. I will feed her until she turns two. She enjoys her solid food and always want to eat what mama and papa is eating. Aside from me feeding her, I am encouraging her to eat on her own so I normally put
her fruits in a bowl for her to grab. I also give her, her sippy cup to drink by herself. I have noticed how picky she is with what she eats. Let us say, she has got good taste. A lot of veggies and fruits.
SLEEP PATTERN: When Abby started sleeping for long hours, I thought something was wrong. I will actually go and check if she was breathing or shake her to see if she will respond. Apparently, it comes with the age. She sleeps longer hours now. Gets her naps during the day. She still wakes up during the night to feed and goes straight back to sleep.
Abby is a talkative now. Responds when you call her name.She even waves back and says babaa( bye-bye). I am not happy with the fact she is saying DaDa, DaDi and not saying MaMa.
One thing that I need to work on is her clinging on to me. She is so used to me, going to someone else is a problem. I need to work on that.
Always remember, all babies are not the same so do not expect the same growth.