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Daisy is nine months old! Another month has passed by and I can hardly believe it. Christmas is almost here now and we are super excited. I’ve already stopped working for the month and this post was scheduled a few days ago. Christmas is going to be fantastic this year, hopefully. Just to be able to have time together, as my husband has some days off work, is lovely. I love this monthly recap of what Daisy has been up to!
Daisy is nine months old
Weight at nine months old
Once again we haven’t got around to getting Daisy weighed. Our usual weigh in clinic is on at the same time that we have our Water Babies swimming lessons. There is another clinic on a Friday and I’m hoping to pop along this week – if it is running! I have a feeling Daisy may have dropped down the centiles a little. She is really active at the moment and is suffering a little food aversion because of her allergies.
Health at nine months old
We’ve had some bad reflux episodes the past month. I’ve been covered in sick by Daisy a few times now – almost always projectile vomit! I’ve had to change our bedding at least 4 or 5 times in just the last fortnight alone. Also, Daisy has had a few instances of projectile vomiting on herself and her pram while out in public. Seeing the reaction of other people, rushing to help, makes me realise that Daisy does an abnormal amount of vomit! Also, my poor Mum was crying because she thought Daisy was dying or something awful! I’m not sure how she has gone 9 months without seeing just how bad the projectile vomit is – but at least she knows I’m not exaggerating now!
Sleep at nine months old
Daisy has been a little minx for the last week or two. Firstly Daisy hasn’t been going to bed at 6-7pm like normal. Instead she has been going to bed about 9pm! Also, she has been waking earlier than ever and then wanting a 2-3 hour long nap mid-morning. I’m going back to our tried and tested bedtime routine to help her get back on track – hopefully. I think that the bulk of the problems are caused by teething, as Daisy finally has her first two teeth coming through! The bottom teeth are coming through together and Daisy is biting everything more than ever.
Daisy is nine months old – this is what she has been loving this month!
Daisy’s favourite toys this month have been:
Pop & Play elephant
V-Tech Little Friendlies Sing-Along Spinning Wheel
Dislikes at nine months old
Bananas! Daisy seems to really dislike them. Before I thought that it was just a texture issue. However, after persevering this past month Daisy has made herself sick eating one. She will hold it, and chew it, but she seems to HATE the flavour! She gets a cold chill and goes brrrr!
At nine months old the newest milestones are:
Standing in the bath by herself – without help!
Bottom two teeth coming through – it seems like a few more are coming!
Kneeling in her cot to get our attention
Activating musical toys by pressing buttons
Feeding herself from a full pouch of food (without spilling it everywhere!)
Selectively waving goodbye (ignores my Mum, waves to her friend!)
Hand to eye coordination / looking for items after they have fallen
Knowing who Mum and Dad are and talking to us by saying Mum or Dad
Knows her own name well
Sitting up by herself (moves into position naturally without any help or pulling herself)
Pulling off her own socks (and squealing with delight!)
This is what we have been up to in the past month:
Daisy went to see Santa with Grandma. It is the same Santa it has been for years now! I even have a photo with him from when I was a young teen! Can’t believe my girl got to see him! Before anyone says it I don’t care it is November. I’ve had a shit year and want to enjoy Christmas for as long as possible. ?
Tom and I saw this same Santa when we were growing up – can’t believe he is still around!
Daisy loves to feed herself now and has even stopped squeezing half the food all over herself!
Daisy has also perfected eating a wide variety of different foods now – including 15 minute spaghetti bolognese!
Daisy rocking her first ever Christmas jumper – mine is matching!
I’ve been ill for the past day. REALLY ill. So ill I haven’t even done any work or been on social media for more than a couple of minutes. My lovely mum took Daisy today and she found dairy and soya free chocolate yoghurts! Daisy had a couple of spoonfuls and got most of it on her face. I Facetimed her so I could see her while I was awake and she was having great fun! Unfortunately we’ve both had a bad sickness bug the last few days and Daisy projectile vomited all over the supermarket while out with grandma. Her pram had to be dismantled, again, to wash everything. It hasn’t been a great few days for us! Here’s hoping I can eat some dinner and tomorrow is a better day! Hope you’ve had a better weekend than me – what have you all been up to?
Daisy had her first taste of chocolate yoghurt – yum!
How beautiful is this! Our little girl absolutely loves her Water Babies lessons. She sings, laughs and even claps when she is in the water now. We are thoroughly enjoying our lessons every week and the underwater photoshoot was just incredible. So glad we have all the images from our shoot too. As you can see Daisy really enjoys being underwater!
Daisy went out dressed as Santa – people loved it!
Daisy also video called the big man himself – very exciting!
How strange do babies sleep?! Mad!
We have had a pretty good month really because most of all we’ve had time together. The Christmas excitement has well and truly arrived in our household. We have our decorations up, the presents are ready and I can’t wait to see Daisy on Christmas day! I’m really excited to have a few days off with my family and hopefully as much as 10 days!
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