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Judah 12 Month Update

Well I now have a one year old! You probably know that already as this update has been long overdue. It has been such an incredible year with Judah and discovering his adorable personality. He is sweet and mischievous in equal measures and a constant reminder to praise God for all that he has done for our family.

Judah’s updates will now stop on my blog, there will of course always be mention of him and his brother as I can’t help but talk about how wonderful they are, but no more monthly updates.
Thank you for supporting my little family all they way from my pregnancy update to his final monthly post, I have enjoyed sharing this time with you and I love that I have documented it all.

Judah 1 year

Weight: 19lbs 2oz

Length: still have no idea on this at all.

Eating: Judah has 3 meals a day, the same as the rest of the family. I adore babyled weaning and he has 1 snack in the morning as well.

Sleeping: 7.30pm – 6.30am

Nappies: Size 4 Pampers.

Clothes: 9-12 months

Things Judah likes to do:
Judah’s favourite thing to do at the moment is to give people a high five, whether he is greeting you or he feels impressed with himself – up his little hand will go. It is so cute but perhaps less so when his hands are covered in his dinner.
He continues to love bath time and was thrilled when the bathroom renovations were completed so he could get back to his domain.
Judah’s adventurous nature is stepping up the pace, as are his pouting when you stop him from any impending doom that is sure to follow. Examples of this are shaking the fire guard incessantly, on the look out every time the lounge door opens so he can crawl into the hallway and the out of bounds kitchen, shaking the lampshades and uplighter. I now only have 1 lamp in the living room and that looks like that will go soon!
It is so amusing as Judah has become the typical younger brother, he will be playing with Nathanael and he thinks I haven’t spotted him trying to get attention he will just burst out crying for no reason, looking all sorry for himself – Nathanael hasn’t done anything but Judah just wants a cuddle – so funny!!
He continues to love books and will grab one now and bring it over as well as enjoying toys with his brother such as blocks, bricks and Lego. He has a great little throw on him so now we are inside more we are often rolling a ball backwards and forwards to him.

It is an absolute joy being his Mum, I am so excited for the year ahead for more of his personality to come out and to bring on the toddling stage!

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Judah Eleven Month Update

Judah 11 months

Weight: 18lbs 15oz

Length: who knows!

Eating: Everything and anything!

Sleeping: 7.30pm – 6.30am

Nappies: Size 4 Pampers.

Clothes: 9-12 months

Things Judah likes to do:
Judah’s adventures have continued this month and it really is hard to know where to start. The appearance of his top two teeth in recent weeks has really helped him to get through his food quickly and he now complains when meal times are over.
Judah loves to explore the world around him and he has successfully (with mummy behind him) scaled the stairs. Climbing appears to be a passion as he was so impressed with himself when he got to the top, he gave himself a round of applause.
The theme of being active continues from last month as he still loves running around with his push– a-long walker, he can’t quite grasp the turning it around just yet but Nathanael loves to help him which is very sweet to watch.
Judah has also attempted to stand unaided, he shoves his bum in the air and can get about half way to standing before he flops on the floor, I can’t believe he is trying this at his age!
Whenever the weather has been nice we have been out and about on small daytrips with the whole family or anything that mummy can pull together for the three of us. One of Judah’s favourite outings is a simple trip to the park, he loves to be out on the swings – next to his brother of course.
There has been a lot of talking in the past few weeks, and we all love to talk back to him with whatever he has said, this has also coincided with his appreciation for books. Judah loves any book that is either touchy- feel kind or ones with flaps and loves to join in with the story too.

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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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