I’m still keeping going, even when we are away from the orange chair and teddy! I’m hoping to continue until he’s one, then I’ll maybe go monthly.
Anyway… news. I think last time I wrote one of these posts, he’d just started sitting up but was still a bit wobbly. Well, he’s stable now and he’s MOVING! Still no crawling, but he’s finally found the motivation to roll, and roll he does. Everywhere. We had a close shave one time when I plonked him down in the middle of the bed, which used to be the securest place ever, but he almost rolled off, Dave just caught him. Scary biscuits. We’ll have to install the child security door on the top of the stairs soon. He also does that thing now where he stuff his feet into his mouth – so cute!
And bouncing! we finally caved in and got a jumperoo (we were resisting, because it takes up so much space, and looks so ugly), but he loves it! Bouncing bouncing bouncing away. Lats week I put him in there and stuck some glastonbury coverage on, and he was bopping away to the arctic monkeys. It’s great, because it means I can actually do chores while he’s awake, and don’t have to race around like a woman possessed the minute he falls asleep.
What else? Food! He’s definitely better at this eating lark, some days he properly wolfs stuff down. Not always though, sometimes he takes hardly any. It’s difficult not to obsess over the amount he’s eating, I met up with some other mums whose babies are all about nine months and they were having loads! And they were all carrying tons of different stuff around for their babies to have. Not really an option for me though, I can’t take stuff that needs a spoon out, because he won’t open his mouth when I try to feed him, the closest I can get is to hand him the spoon and then keep holding onto it while he puts it in his mouth himself.
I’d love to do more finger food, but I do feel my options are pretty limited. The only two things that properly work are grisini and melon. Apricots, toast, broccoli and sandwiches kinda work most of the time as well, but not always. Other fruit and veg not so much, they’re usually too slippy, or too squishable. I’ve made a couple of special finger food things, but I’m having issues to get stuff to hold together at the best of times before he even gets his wee hands on them. I don’t know how people that do hardcore BLW, i.e. no spoons, do it! I can only hope his coordination improves soon so I can expand the types of things I can take out. Anyway, for now I’ll just feed him at home and we’ve got plenty of time and it all seems to be on the right track. At least he doesn’t seem to object to anything on a flavour basis, he’s pretty indiscriminatory that way.
Whew, that was a bit of a stream of consciousness! Hope you don’t mind!