It’s been a while since I updated my blog so I wanted to first start off with an update on how my little Emmie Jane is doing seeing as she’s now 9 months old! How did that happen?! I feel like after the 6 month milestone the next big one before their 1st birthday is 9 months. I think that’s because they’ve now been in the world longer than it took you to grow them! A lot has changed in the last couple of months so here we go..
I have no idea what weight Emmie is! The last time I had her weighed was when she was 6 months old. It’s really funny because with Max I was fixated on his weight but this time around I’m so relaxed. Weaning is going brilliantly, she nurses every 4 hours and she’s a happy little baby so I know she’s getting all she needs.
Emmie’s routine is really hit and miss and I think that’s due to the dreaded ‘second child’ syndrome. She has to try and get naps in as and when she can because we’re usually at playgroups, the park or doing the pre school run. If I can get her down at home she naps in her cot morning at around 9.30am and then again after lunch at 1pm. She then goes down after her bath at 7pm and generally wakes up at 4am for a feed (I usually bring her into our bed at this point) and then back down until 7am or when Max decides to come into our bed and cause havoc, toddlers! I really need to start feeding her in her bedroom for the 4am wake ups instead of bringing Ems into our bed to feed. Such an annoying habit but I’m so tired at 4am all I want to do is cuddle up and fall back to sleep.
We’ve been weaning for a while now and this little girl absolutely adores food just like her brother did at this age. She will wolf down pretty much everything I give her, unless she’s teething or poorly, in which case she’ll want to nurse instead of eat solids. She won’t take purees so we’ve been doing blw which is going great. She loves to feed herself and I’m really relaxed about it all this time around. With Max I was petrified of choking but these babies have brilliant gag reflexes and now she has her two little bottom teeth she’s able to break down food easily. In terms of milk I’m still breastfeeding which I’m completely shocked about. I think I lasted all of two weeks with Max! She really enjoys it and I enjoy the snuggles I get with her whilst feeding, it’s our special time to bond! I did try and get her to take a bottle so I could enjoy a little freedom but she won’t have it so she’s on the boob until she’s ready to wean herself.
Ems has been in 9-12 month clothing for a couple of weeks now. I need a shopping trip soon to buy all her spring/summer bits which I am SO excited for! I’m trying my best to stick with what we have until the weather decides to sort itself out. Come on Spring!
Ems is now waving and says ‘Hiiiiii’ which is just adorable. She does it all the time especially in the morning when she wakes up. She’s also crawling and will stand if I get her into the standing position. Which is crazy because Max didn’t crawl until 10 months and walk until 20 months! She’s really into stacking blocks and cups and basically any of Max’s toys. She loves playing peekaboo and she is obsessed with our Dyson handheld hoover!
I think that’s all I have to update you on at the moment. I’ll be posting another baby update when she turns 1 which will be here before you know it, which makes me SO sad because she’s definitely our last little baby so I need to make the most of these last few months of having a little bubba. I’ll definitely get broody once she turns 1, I just need to convince Freddie for a 3rd baby, HA!