I won’t say what I say every month… but I’m thinking it! This month has seen a lot of changes in Jasmine but also has been quite tough for mummy – probably my toughest month yet actually. Our normally very happy baby has spent whole days being miserable (damn teeth and colds!) and our fab sleeper turned into a night owl. So it hasn’t been easy but we will get through this stage and I’m so proud to call her my daughter. She rocks my world.
Weight/Size: Today Jasmine weighed 20lbs 12oz. She’s still mostly wearing her 6-9 month clothes. I think she’s going to get loads of clothes for Christmas from family so that will work out well as I suspect she’ll be ready for the next size up in the New Year.
Sleeping: Jasmine still mostly sleeps through the night and on a good night she goes down at 8pm and sleeps until 7.30am which is great. However, we’ve had some rubbish nights lately where she’s woken up during the night crying (teeth, I’m guessing) or she’s just wanted to play or be cuddled. Sometimes she just won’t even settle to sleep in the first place which she’s always been so good at.
She never went through a 4 month sleep regression but I think she’s making up for it now! We’ve also had to do a few long car journeys lately so she’s slept in her car seat during those and then hasn’t wanted to sleep at night. She will have power naps in the day but not for very long – 15-20 minutes and she’s awake again. So yeah, bedtimes have become a bit of a battle lately!
Feeding: Milk intake has varied massively from day to day – some days she wants her normal 4 bottles of 8oz and others she barely drinks anything. I’m sure it’s down to taking in more solids now and also some fussiness caused by teething.
She tends to have 2 meals a day (she’s still not overly bothered by having a third) so she’ll either have breakfast or dinner or lunch and dinner. Since we switched to Baby Led Weaning about a month ago weaning has been going incredibly well. There hasn’t been a single thing she hasn’t tried. She sits in her snug seat and methodically nibbles on everything that’s placed in front of her. She seems to enjoy most things but especially enjoys the following:
I love watching her try new foods and we’re really enjoying eating meals together. The dog loves clearing up afterwards! ;)
Milestones: She has teeth!! Just a couple of days after I posted Jasmine’s 7 month update her bottom two teeth popped up and they are so adorable. It took a little while to get used to her not having a gummy smile anymore. I have feeling her top two teeth are on the way so she may have a couple more by next month’s update!
Jasmine desperately wants to crawl. She can do something that *looks* like crawling but… it ain’t crawling – she doesn’t go anywhere. It’s more of a faceplant the floor and wriggle about a bit kind of movement. I feel so sorry for her because she really wants to be on the move and she gets so frustrated with herself. She’s become the rolliest rolling thing that ever did roll and nothing or nobody is safe but it doesn’t quite cut it for her. Oh and changing her nappy/clothes is such a struggle – she does not stay still for more than 2 seconds!
This month also saw us have a couple of days apart for the first time which went really well and Stephen enjoyed spending some quality with Jasmine. I really missed her but it was good for me to have a break and was lovely to come home and see her little face light up! Next week I’ll be spending my first full night away from her as I’m going to a gig in London. I feel a bit more prepared now but it will be weird not doing the bedtime routine with her.
A couple of times this month Jasmine has started dancing (rocking and back and fourth) to music. We first noticed her doing it when we were having breakfast out one morning and Bryan Adams’ “Summer of 69” playing on the radio – it was hilarious.
Likes: Food, her jellycat bunny, the TV remote, my mobile phone, cardboard boxes
Dislikes: Zoo animals (she was petrified of everything when we took her to the zoo!), being dressed, not being able to crawl, having her faced wiped, tinsel.
I’m really looking forward to Jasmine’s first Christmas and seeing her spend time with family members that we don’t get to see very often. I know she’s going to be spoiled rotten too!
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