Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Taylor's 9 month Update

Taylor James' 9 month Update

9 months already? I can't believe he's been here as long as I was pregnant for, although that definitely felt longer!! ;)
He's getting so big and grown up now, it's crazy! He understands so much and tries to say a few words. He's getting really cheeky and thinks it's hilarious when I tell him 'No' with a serious face. He's still very much a handful, never stays still and is on the go constantly. He's just not interested in the huge box full of toys he has, he'd rather touch everything he's not supposed to! :)
He understands lots of words now such as 'Mummy, Daddy, Bradley, breakfast, lunch, din-dins, no, bottle, juice, diddy, muzzy, toys, wave...' 

I haven't taken him to be weighed again this month, I might book him in soon though.

He's still in 9-12 months clothing. Although I did put him in 12-18 month leggings the other day as I was behind on laundry, and they fit him lovely :) I think I'm going to have to go buy some 12-18 month vests as his are getting tight now. 
Did I mention he was a 3F shoe size? He's due a fitting at Clarks though so I'll have to see if that has changed since.

He's still loving his food and pretty much eats everything. A typical days meals include, an Organix cereal and some fruit for breakfast, sandwiches, toast, crumpets etc for lunch with fruit, salad, cheese, cooked meats etc, and then a cooked meal for dinner; pasta, or meat, potatoes and veg etc. Or if we have dinner late, or a takeaway at the weekend, he'll have half a Hipp or Heinz toddler meal. He still spoon feeds himself with a pre loaded spoon, and his pincer grip picking up foods is coming on great!!

He had one night where he slept right through, in his own bed, which for a 9 month old doesn't sound too special right? But it was a huge achievement for him. We woke in the morning and ran to his cot to check he was okay as we just wasn't used to this!! Most nights he still wakes during the night and refuses to settle, until we give in and bring him in our bed. Totally making a rod for my own back I know, but it's the only way any of us gets any sleep. Everyday I do say, 'Not tonight, tonight I'm going to try everything!!' but soon give up and bring him in for snuggles! :/
Daytime naps he still has 2-3 30 minute naps, one about 2 hours after he gets up, one after lunch and sometimes one about 3-4pm, this is sometimes skipped though. I do have to rock him off for these naps though, as he fights them but gets super grumpy when he's tired.

Bedtime Routine...
Still the same bedtime routine, 6pm bath; he often baths with Bradley which is super cute and allows me to get everything ready for bedtime knowing he's safe with Bradley. He has started to attempt to climb out of his bath seat though, so I've bought a bath mat for him to sit on instead. Then he gets dry on my bed, into his vest, snuggles and bottle, then into bed. He's pretty good at settling himself at night time and goes straight to sleep.

He has been trying to take a step, he's desperate to walk and I don't think it'll be long. He practically runs around the house with his push along walker, he walks along the furniture super quick and will walk with our hands. He just randomly stands up in the middle of the room sometimes. :) He understands a lot more words too. And he's started waving. :)

What he's loving this month...
Touching everything he's not meant to!! ;) 

Mummy's post partum body...
Although Ive had a couple of comments saying I look as though I'm slimming down well, I actually put a few pounds on this month! :(

Mummy's Best Bits...
Him waving is super cute and walking with my hands, he's just getting so big, he's adorable!!

Daddy's Best Bits...
'I love that he can stand up! And I love when we chase each other around the house' :)

Bradley's Best Bits...
'I love when he comes into my room to play, the fact that he's learning a lot of new things, I just love him!'

Until next month...

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  1. happy 9 months! We actually didnt use the bath seat at all, since L was capable of sitting on her own she wanted to mess around in the bath without any restrictions

    1. We tried this, he just doesn't sit still, he climbs up the side and everything :)

  2. What a lovely update - happy 9 months to Taylor and it is a lovely milestone the moment that you realise they've been in the world for longer than you were pregnant with them. The photos are just gorgeous and sounds like it won't be too long before he's off and walking! :-)

    1. Thanks for the lovely comment hun. Oh it really won't be long!!

  3. Aww what a lovely post - I love the 9 months in , 9 months out photograph :) He is so adorable. My little monkey is 2 now and time really does fly by. Enjoy these precious moments. Thanks for linking up to Parenting - #ToddlersAndTeens via Mummy2Monkeys

  4. Our twins are three. One sleeps in our bed pretty much all night and the other will come into our room in the early hours. You gotta do what you gotta do to get some sleep! It's amazing how much they know at such a young age. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  5. What a fab update our one twin always shares our bed just the way it is but we all got to sleep thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

  6. Great update! It's weird but nice seeing the photo of pregnancy and then 9 months on isn't it!

    Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky Hope too see you again Sunday!

  7. What a cutie! It is great to read posts from babies who are older than Aria so that I can prepare myself! It seems that I have a lot to look forward to :)

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life Wales


  8. I found your post through the #WhatMyKidDid linky.

    I completely agree that pregnancy time goes SO much slower than baby time! They just grow up so quickly.


  9. Happy 9 months! Bradley's little comment about him is so sweet x

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    1. Most of my friends' babies the same age are doing the same though, so I'm not labelling him Baby Einstein just yet haha!

  11. I love the format of your post, especially the 'best bits'! He is such a little cutie, can't believe he's standing on his own already, bet he'll be off and running by the time he's a year old! Thanks so much for joining in with #WhatMyKidDid!

  12. Aw it really is scary how fast it goes iany it? We are heading towards 8 months here and I just can't believe it.! Thanks so much for linking up to #MaternityMatters x x x


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