Friday, July 31, 2009

Nine months

B turned 9 months today. He's been longer out than in now.

In celebration of his anniversary here's a link to a website on which he's modeled a bear suit (don't he look too, too cute) and a little bit about him:

Weight - somewhere in the region of 19lbs I would think. He's on the 25th percentile - well, just below - so he's a little baby. As they don't measure height here i have no idea how tall he is. He seems pretty average.

Favourite thing to do - crawl up to the sofa, stand up and press the keys on my laptop or crawl over to the telephone, take it off the holder and press the buttons. Remote controls do it for him too.

Least favourite thing to do - lie still have have his nappy changed or have his face wiped- which elicits screams like he's being murdered.

Favourite toy - probably my mobile (cell) phone but as that's not generally on offer, his purple Lamaz.e elephant that plays tunes, in fact most things that play tunes go down pretty well.

Sleeps - not enough for my liking, but we're very slowly getting there. I'm not generally up several times a night any more (i just know i will be now i've typed that) so we're still not an overnight kinda baby. Naps are sporadic. I think perhaps had i tried harder to follow a specific routine things might be easier. And then perhaps they wouldn't be....

He's a happy, sociable and smiley baby. He loves being around other kids and really engages people around us. He's been crawling for a couple of months and people told us he'd be walking by 9 months. He's not, thank goodness, but he's all round our home and in everything. Never a dull moment and he's always up for a laugh. If we're laughing he'll start too. Sometimes, if he falls asleep on me - only really when he's sick now - he laughs as he's dropping off. I always wonder what the joke is.

IF news - can't do monitored cycle until i've had a couple of normal periods. I've only had one since i stopped feeding B. I'm in no rush. B keeps me busy and if he's all we have i'll still feel blessed. As Mr G and I aren't working so have zero income, just savings to keep us at the moment, perhaps financially we shouldn't even try.

Still doing more thinking than acting on my new blog. You'll be the first to hear when I finally get something sorted.

Off to get some supper and try to catch up on another episode of Brothers and Sisters. I love that programme. I'm so far behind, the ads are all for Xmas stuff. Kitty and gorgeous Rob Lowe (drool, drool) have just found out they'll be able to adopt a baby. I've found a lot of their story lines very emotional. (I need to get out more) I've also noticed that i've missed the last 4 episodes of the series as our box failed to record. Does anyone know if this is out on DVD yet?

Have a good weekend xx


Betty M said...

Oh get B - a Mini-b model no less! He is adorable!

Bea said...

Ooh - a model, and a very cute one at that!

As for the nappy changing - everyone assured me it was a phase and it has now passed. But finding the "right" combination of toys to keep him on the change table helped (not just any combo, mind you), also changing him on the floor in several stages (nappy off and clean, up, crawl around, cream on, crawl, new nappy on - sometimes in standing position, etc etc). Just in case something in there helps B.

Guess we'll hear more about the trying again as and when. Good luck.


JJ said...

Happy 9 mos! Wow, time does fly...
Will follow you wherever you go! Keep us posted on blog news=)

Soapchick said...

Happy 9 months to the beautiful boy!