On the 26th October Aria turned eight months old. As usual I am late in writing her update. I am now working again (boo hiss) and am struggling to get into a routine, hopefully everything will fit itself in sooner rather than later.
Aria was weighed when she turned eight months and is now 14lbs 5oz, she is still following the line for the second centile. She is now wearing mainly 6-9 month clothing, some of it is a little big on her but most of it fits nicely.
The weaning journey is going very well, we have no moved on to mainly finger food which makes my life a lot easier! I still feed her breakfast as that is usually baby porridge and Aria can’t use a spoon yet, for lunch she will usually have a sandwich and veg of some sort, tea will usually be a small bit of what we are having or a crumpet (her favourite). I will do a separate post about her favourite foods shortly. As well as the three meals she also has three bottles of milk and has juice with two of the meals, her porridge is also made up using her formula and with fruit added to it. All in all she has roughly 21oz of formula a day. In my last update I mentioned that she didn’t like her juice at all, we have made progress on that and Aria is now a huge fan of drinking juice, most of it gets spat back out over me but she keeps going back for more which is great. We bought a new sippy cup as part of a bundle with spoons (link at end of post) and she has really taken to it.
As well as enjoying her juice now she is also a lot happier to take Calpol which makes life easier-ish, the fact that she tries to grab it from me to feed herself can make it difficult!
Aria is mostly still sleeping through the night and usually has two naps a day, although she is starting to get very grizzly when it comes to nap time and putting her down can be a real drama at times. Bedtime is thankfully never an issue.
The tooth that my mother thought that she spotted last month wasn’t a tooth, there is still no sign of any coming through.
Aria still hates tummy time and screams pretty much as soon as we put her in that position, although she will happily turn herself onto her tummy to sleep which is a pain as this usually results in a leaky nappy. Despite being able to roll over when we put her on her tummy she will lie there crying instead of simply rolling over.
She is now clapping, shaking her head as if to say no and patting her mouth to her hand to make the ‘war call’. She thinks that she is absolutely hilarious when doing these things, the only problem is that she seems to think that they are all linked, I’m dreading her school days when someone claps and Aria starts shaking her head and doing the war call!
I think I have pretty much covered everything for the eighth month. She has learnt a few more things already this month but I will save them for her nine month update.