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Judah Ten Month Update

Judah 10 months

Weight: 18lbs 8oz

Length: who knows!

Eating: Everything and anything, Judah eats the same meals as the family a particular favourite at the moment is Turkey Koftas.

Sleeping: 7.30pm – 6.30am

Nappies: Size 3 Pampers.

Clothes: some 6-9 month clothes as well as 9-12 months

Things Judah likes to do:
This month has been so busy for Judah as he mastered so many skills in such a short amount of time. I think he has become so desperate to charge around after his brother he wanted to speed up the process of growing up.
At the start of the month Judah began pulling himself up to stand, this happened on a wide variety of objects from sofa, ottoman, baby gates, his cot bed and the fireguard. There is not an item of furniture that has not proved useful for Judah to rise himself up against and he absolutely loves to stand, all morning long, he just wants to view the world from his feet now.
It took only 3 days from him standing to his feet to being able to cruise against all the foresaid furniture and while Mummy’s heart was breaking he proceeded to master the technique more efficiently.
It has taken the whole of the month to encourage Judah to sit himself down so content he is on his feet he would just moan a little for you to help him sit and then after a short rest get straight back up!
If this all wasn’t too much Judah has decided that he doesn’t want to be restricted by stationary objects, he is going places so within a month from not being able to stand he can now walk using a push along walker – not the kind you sit babies in, a fully fledged push it yourself walker! I am in shock and can’t believe he has mastered this but very proud of him all the same.
Judah’s personality this month has really shone through, he is fearless and daring, sure falling over happens in the attempt to move from one place to the next but he quickly gets over it and tries again. In the same way he is very determined and doesn’t want to be restricted by anything, he will tell you if he wants to be off to explore.
It has been a joy this past month, who knows what surprises Judah will have in store for us this month, because as much as I tell him to slow down he keeps ignoring me!

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Judah Nine Month Update

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Weight: 17lbs 6oz

Length: who knows!

Eating: Everything and anything, Judah loves his mealtimes and makes it very clear when his plate is empty!

Sleeping: 7.30pm – 6.30am

Nappies: Size 3 Pampers.

Clothes: 6-9 months.

Things Judah likes to do:
Judah has been so busy this past month and I hope that I have remembered all the milestones he has achieved along the way. To begin with he has firmly grasped the crawling technique from army crawl, to bunny hop and now fully on his knees, Judah has also understood what direction he wants to travel in rather than the endless circles we had last month.
Judah has learnt that his favourite way to view the world is stood up and will look for things to be leant against whether that is his play-table, ottoman, sofa or between Mummy and Daddy’s hands he just loves to be stood on his feet. This love of being stood up has led to some great frustration in the past two weeks because he needs some help to stand up, I am sure that it won’t be long till he has mastered the art of rising to his feet.
Not content to stay still for a second Judah’s favourite activity at the moment is to practice his swimming technique in the bath tub, he goes from sitting to forward crawl in seconds and loves to have a great splash around – it goes without saying that he is never in the bathtub alone.
This past month Judah has also learnt to clap, he is now clapping at the silliest of things from being collected from his room in a morning to having his nappy changed, we are greeted with a great round of applause, so cute!
Judah can now pop himself from a crawling position to sat down on his bum which is great because although he loves to move about he also loves to see what others are doing and is very social.
Judah’s favourite thing in life is still playing with his brother and now he can get to wherever he wants to go, and play with whatever he wants to play with, it has made him so happy!

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Judah Eight Month Update

Judah 8 months

Weight: 16lbs 12oz

Length: who knows!

Eating: What a month for Judah in his exploration of food, he has been brilliant at baby led weaning and is now on three meals a day and quite proficient at drinking water from a sippy cup with his meals. I wouldn’t have space to list all the things that Judah has tried this month, but he is pretty much eating all the meals that we do – Slimming World meals are great for baby led weaning as you cook everything from scratch and can monitor salt content. Judah like his brother loves a good pasta dish, homemade meatballs are great for chubby little hands although he is mighty fond of a broccoli cheese and red onion muffin too.

Sleeping: 7.30pm – 6.30am

Nappies: Size 3 Pampers.

Clothes: 6-9 months.

Things Judah likes to do: There is so much to update as Judah seems to have grown up so quickly this month, to start with he has his first two teeth through, I felt like he had been teething since he was three months so was very happy to have 2 down, more to go!
Judah can now sit up completely unaided for long stretches which he loves as it has allowed him to play more games with his brother rather than laying on his back or his stomach.
Judah is now quite proficient at the backwards army crawl and although this is leading to many a frustrating moment for him, it amuses Mummy and Daddy to no end.
Judah will often now lift his hands up when you are nearby to be picked up, it is so sweet and I am loving that he is now able to communicate this way, on the communication front he is very vocal over his meal times and woe to anyone who puts him in his Tripp Trapp with no food to consume the second his bottom hits the chair.
This month we purchased a play centre for Judah, he has outgrown any mat type thing now and we wanted something that would be more interactive for him. It is marketed up to three years old and so Nathanael is a tad too old to crawl through things however he has been loving showing Judah what it does and Judah has loved Nathanael playing with him.
Judah is very social, he loves to be in on the action and can’t bear the thought of missing out on anything and you can sense his frustration that he can’t do everything he wants to at the moment, that said Judah is very content and happy in himself and generally is only unhappy if a tooth is about to break through.
Can’t wait to see what Judah has planned for his ninth month and as ever just wish I can stop time to make it all last a little longer.

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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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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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