T has just turned 9 months old! It has been a wonderful 9 months journey with my little bubbly (sometimes whiney) bundle of joy. 18 months, considering the time she spent in my tummy. 😂
I have been super busy with my hands so full of T lately. To summarize, at 9 months T has achieved the following:
- Crawl forward (and fast!)
- Sit up on her own
- Hold herself up and try to stand
- Lift her knees off the ground while in crawling position
- Sprouted her 2nd tooth!
- Eat more solid food like rice, roasted veggies, toast, scrambled egg
- Clap her hands
- Throw tantrums (actually I think this has been going on for a few months 😂 oh dear)
- Shake her head to tell you she doesn’t want something
She has been a poor eater lately, refusing all sorts of food and made poor weight gain in her 8th month. However there is some good progress this month after I started giving her more meals. Now, apart from the 2 meals she has at day care, I try to give her an additional breakfast and sometimes supper. Usually it’s yogurt, cheese, bread or fruits. During weekends, she gets snacks in between meals.
Of course, being the picky eater she is, sometimes I don’t understand why non-food items would taste much better to her…
She has recovered from a bad round of flu and cough and stayed healthy for about 2 weeks. But she is down with the flu and cough again now. What a bad season! The weather has been pretty bad too. Since she is 9 months old now, the doctor has prescribed medication for her flu and chesty cough – Ventamol expectorant and Zyrtec syrup. Both smell like crap. No wonder kids hate their medications.
She is still fully breastfed, although I have to start dipping into my freezer stash now as I’m finding it hard to pump at home while latching her at the same time. I used to do this, to collect enough milk for her next day’s supply. But since she is older now and more aware, she starts to grab at my pump or smacking it away. Pumping at work alone is not enough for her day time supply 😦 I’m glad I did pump diligently before this to collect some emergency stash. Now, I admit I’m a bit lazy and have slacked. I sometimes don’t even bother to pump at night or during weekends when she latches directly. Because you know, hard work keeping her hands to herself!
I hope I can continue breastfeeding her at least till she is 1 year old.
My little baby grows up just too fast! She is losing her baby looks and everyday I’m afraid of blinking because before I know it, she will be 18 years old and walking out of my life 😦 Mommy loves you and will miss you very much, my baby darling.