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Judah 7 Month Update

Judah 7 months

Weight: 15lbs 12oz

Length: who knows!

Eating: Judah is now in his first full month of eating and in short he has been fantastic. I wrote in his six month update how we have chosen to baby led wean and Judah has absolutely loved exploring food! We pretty much have him on an early lunch and then dinner routine at the moment.
Judah has tried so many different foods already – broccoli, carrot, parsnip, cauliflower, potato, courgette, peppers, red onion, swede, apple, pear, cucumber, crumpets, homemade bread, savoury homemade muffins, Weetabix, porridge, pasta with homemade tomato sauce. The list goes on and on! Judah has been brilliant at getting to grips with biting (especially with no teeth) chewing and although there has been the odd large gulp or two he is great at getting rid of whatever he doesn’t want to eat.
We have also introduced him to a cup and I have to say I am in love with the Nuby Flip n Flow, I found Nathanael was great with a straw rather than a sippy cup and it seems to be the same for Judah as well.
Still breastfeeding as and when he wants to, which was pretty much the same as last month I think it was only when Nate had more protein in his diet that he dropped feeds.

Sleeping:
Yeah to full nights sleeps all around!! Judah sleeps pretty much from 7.30pm to 7am as standard and Mummy is loving this muchly!

Nappies: Size 3 Pampers.

Clothes: 6-9 months.

Things Judah likes to do: Judah has been so busy this month especially with weaning I am trying to make sure I focus on all the other wonderful things he has been learning this month too! To start with he has made great strides in sitting up and I would say he can hold himself up independently for about 30 seconds or so before he keels over.
We have officially graduated to his big boy pram and with the appearance of some nice spring days Judah has loved to explore more of the world around him. On a Saturday morning Nathanael has football so Judah and I usually take a walk in the village which has been really nice.
Judah’s love for bath time continues, as he splashes and kicks around, now he is a little older it has been great to introduce him to some proper bath toys.
We have now graduated from simply being able to lay Judah down on his play mat and him being ok with that, to laying down will not do – he has to pretty much be upright at all times so he can observe what everyone else is doing – I can’t blame him I would want to do the same!
Recently we have seen the start of Judah trying to shuffle forward, he has been spinning himself around in circles for weeks but recently we have seen the attempts to move forward in a straight-ish line, and I am sure he will be off soon!
Judah and Nathanael’s love for each other just grows with Nathanael always wanting to know where Judah is, and Judah is exactly the same too!
I am loving this age as equally as much as I am missing him being that newborn, time is flying with both my boys!

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March Favourites

Arrow – Luke and I have been on a quest to find a new show to get into now Suits and Lucifer are on a break.  As any parent to littles, we don’t have a ton of time to waste on TV and usually prefer a box set that we can get stuck into. I had seen Arrow advertised a while back on Amazon but thought I am not watching some crazy guy with a bow and arrow trying to be like Robin Hood. I am glad I put that aside and took a chance on the first episode because I am seriously hooked! No spoilers please I have only just finished the second season.

Red Raspberry Yankee Candle – Luke purchased me some candles for Mothers Day and did incredibly well at picking up this scent! He always does well with gift giving which is good because I love gifts!

Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy podcast – I have spoken for my love of podcasts before and I suppose I am not the target demographic for this podcast but circa 2002/2003 I began my appreciation for cricket (had nothing to do with James Anderson btw) I made my Dad purchase for me a Lancashire County Cricket Membership quite hilarious with him being a “true Yorkshireman” and all that but what can I say, he put the tribalism aside because I was watching cricket. Anyway this was why I decided to give this podcast a listen, I have never laughed so much in my life to the stories the guys tell you about but also they have some serious debates and some really thoughtful poignant moments too. Well worth a listen!

Family Time – With our Wedding anniversary in March, Luke took a week off work for us all to spend some quality time as a family. I don’t know about you but the weekends we run from one place to another it can be tricky to truly savour time spent with family. We went to National Rail Way Museum and also bought a yearly pass to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park so a great couple of days out as well as managing to fit in a DIY project too!

Tesco Crazy Caramel – On my quest to find low syn treats that are Slimming World friendly I discovered these, at only 4 syns per mini bar they are the perfect size to take that chocolate craving away and in my opinion a lot nicer than Mars!

Judah’s Six Month Birthday – At the end of March we celebrated Judah’s half birthday, I baked a cake and we had a great time taking photos of him looking enviously at the cake. Luke, Nathanael and I all enjoyed it for him!

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Judah Six Month Update

 

Judah 6 months

Weight: 14lbs 8 oz

Length: 66cm

Eating: The start of baby led weaning has begun and honestly I was fully expecting a disaster purely because it went so well with Nathanael. I couldn’t have been more wrong!
Judah has dived into food like a champ we started with some crushed carrot on a crumpet and he picked it up and put it in his mouth like he had been eating from the start.
I think it has helped immensely that he has been sitting at the table with us watching for ages, and he also benefits that we have done this before so I know what are great foods to try, and also I am not stressing about the gag reflex.

Sleeping: There has been a momentous occasion in our household this past week – moving Judah to his own room! Say it isn’t so! I am bereft, it is another sign of him growing up (ok I am being a tad dramatic here) the transition has gone really well. I don’t really think Judah had noticed he had moved into another room until a few days ago where because of a cold he has been awake a few times in the night.

Nappies: Size 3 Pampers.

Clothes: 6-9 months.

Things Judah likes to do:
Another month and Judah has achieved so much in this short space of time, to begin with he has found a love for his feet, he is constantly grabbing them while he is on his back, he loves to have them tickled and he has such a fun time in his jumperoo kicking about in there too.
I explained last month that Judah started with the more difficult roll first that being from his back to his front, well he has now mastered the front roll to his back and I will often find him a good distance away from his play mat now in his great travels around the room. The lovingly hand crafted changing table has moved back into storage because we can no longer trust him not to roll away!
I feel like we have been waiting forever and a day for the appearance of some teeth and sadly as of yet none have made an appearance which brings me onto Judah’s favourite thing of the moment is to have his finger, fingers or his whole fist lodged into his mouth pretty much all the time, we must get through 3 or 4 bibs an hour because of all the drool!
I have spoken about Judah’s love for Nathanael but this past month it has been adorable to watch Nathanael play with Judah, it has really helped that Judah can last for longer periods of time in his Mama’s and Papa’s Baby Snug, it’s now become a familiar sound to hear Nathanael asking “Judah play” and of course Judah just beams with delight!

It was perfect that Judah turned six months on Mother’s Day, I absolutely adore both my boys. Judah is such a precious gift to the whole family and I can’t wait to see what the next six months have in store for us all!

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