My little girl is past 9 months now and she is just getting to be so much fun. Now that she's mastered crawling, she's up on her feet but not taking any solo steps yet...only if I take her little hands to guide her. Her personality is really coming through, I mean, it was already present before but now she's just like a little person, a little somebody who has quite a sense of humor and can be a real tyrant screaming and kicking (and scratching) if she doesn't have her way. Man sometimes I wonder if I made her that way by always caving in, but she's just so STUBBORN. 9 months in, she still HATES diaper changing and will throw a fit almost every time it happens. She just hates being put on her back, maybe because she thinks that means time to sleep and of course we all know now she HATES sleep time.
Sleep, let's not even go there, that'll just get me depressed...she is no longer taking the binky and will only nurse to sleep. This has been going on since mid September...and she has been waking up every hour/2 hours at night these past few weeks...so I will pass this subject.
But I will say that I'm no longer putting so much pressure on myself about breastfeeding. And might I just add I will continue to breastfeed until...well, until I decide it's time to stop, which for me isn't anytime soon.
Madeleine has been going through intense separation anxiety for a few weeks now, she literally cries when I leave the room. This is making me nervous as I'll be back at work come November, and though she does great when her Daddy babysits her every Wednesday when I'm in class, I don't know how she'll be with her Grandma ALL weekend long. Her grandma has been coming to practice but she says she's afraid of her crying...well, she is a BABY, she will cry at some point. She kind of flipped out when she had to change her nappy on Sunday and Madeleine was screaming for dear life and scratching herself everywhere. I don't know why she does this but she has done so since very young, she just SCRATCHES herself until she bleeds especially on her wrists and arms. It drives me insane because when her nappy is off she'll start screaming and scratching down there, and when there's poopy in the situation it gets so messy!!! So I told Grandma she could leave her in a disposable nappy that I'll change her into in the morning before I leave unless if she does a number 2................
She points at things and claps her hands. She'll look up into the sky whenever she hears a helicopter flying by (there are a lot here where we live).
At night, when she'll kick me and her father into a corner as she spreads out on half of the bed. To the outside world, she appeared to be a small baby while in the womb. I'd even wondered if she was a dwarf baby because my tummy just didn't seem to grow. Over these months I've come to realise this girl needs her space!
Oh man she's crying...time to do some nursing... tata for now....