Today (or yesterday to be exact), my baby turned 9 months old. I’m just really excited about her reaching her monthly mark on every 6th. And seriously, I just marveled on her growth and development; of course, not to forget my journey in Motherhood. Each day, I am thankful for the love that I am showered with and the bliss of my life.
And as Allysa turns 9, I can begin to see her personality evolving. She is a very cheerful, sociable and easy-going baby. And never fails to give you the best smile! Of course, she can get rather impatient and assertive at times. Just recently, she has been giving me some “problems” with her change in sleeping pattern. She had been waking up in the wee hours for milk which she had stopped when she was about 5 or 6 months old. And especially since she crawls and stands now, I have to get up from bed the very moment she awakes. And this is absolutely terrible when you are like deep in your sleep and feels weak all over. And for the next moment, you have to “save” a 10ish kg baby from any potential fall off her cot or wakes to prepare milk. Besides this, I do realize the best way to coax my baby to sleep is to let her exhaust it out and she will fall asleep with ease – with no patting, grunting or digging! She retaliates when I try to “force” her to sleep before she is ready.
Allysa is getting really mobile now and has mastered her crawling skills. Now, she is holding herself up to standing position and fiddling/exploring whatever is around her. And she has found lots of fun (even more than toys) in pulling our drawers, cupboard doors and sliding our wardrobe. I find myself a walking child-proof lock as I try to “stop” her from the dangers (till I have time for another project – child-proofing our room). For now, it’s just going to be “child-proof” as she goes.
My baby loves and enjoys food. She enjoys her staple diet of porridge for lunch and dinner and the occasional bread, pancakes, cereal puffs and vegetables as snacks. As I am really concern about what goes inside her mouth thus I am still exploring and reading up on the different kinds of food and cooking methods that I can introduce to her.
And since I am a stay-home Mom, I do hope to give her my best in nurturing and parenting her. I am really excited as I feel it’s going to be lots of fun as it reminds me of my days as a preschool teacher when I have to plan activities for my kiddos. But the best part this time round – I am doing it all for my baby!