Dexter James turned 9 months old earlier this month, a whole 9 months out in the big wide world! It's weird to think how much he has grown in that small amount of time. I know this sounds daft but these past 9 months have flown by much faster than when he was in my tummy. I haven't had him weighed since his eight month check but he has definitely grown because he no longer fits in any 6-9 month clothes.
We're still breastfeeding although Dex has taken a dislike to my right breast meaning that one has stopped producing and it has returned to its previous size - making me very lopsided indeed! I've stopped the afternoon feeds and will slowly be cutting down the other feeds and replacing with formula until he is ready to move on to cows milk in a few months. I had wanted to carry on breastfeeding until he was one but with him just feeding from one breast it is getting quite uncomfortable. Along with breast milk and formula Dex is eating a variety of foods and enjoying everything he tastes (apart from scrambled eggs). He eats whatever it is that we are eating and he has a love for blueberries, bananas, prawns, cherry tomatoes and well pretty much anything you give him. He eats a crazy amount of food!! Our drop in clinic with the health visitor has changed days to a Thursday which is a pain because we are both working therefore it makes it difficult for us to get him weighed.
We're still going to baby swim school and although we had a brief few weeks of crying, Dex seems to be enjoying his classes again. We've also started baby sensory classes which is great for socialising but I feel Dex may be a bit too old for some of the activities we do. The class is aimed at 0-13 months but anyone who knows anything about babies will know how much changes each week never mind each month, so what is suitable for a newborn won't necessarily entertain a one year old. I am glad that we have signed up I just wish the class was around when Dex was younger.
Over the past few months Dex has learnt to crawl, climb up on things and walk around the furniture. There really is no stopping him now that he's mobile. I really don't think it will be long until he is walking by himself, he's just so flipping nosey and wants to know what's happening in each room. I love how inquisitive he is but it does make things tough when you want to get things done around the house haha. He's definitely become a lot more vocal over the past few months too, "mamma" and "dadda" are his favourite words at the moment although "Hiya" an "Smudgie" (our cat) does make an appearance every now and again. I can't wait until he's talking - watch this space, I'll probably be wishing for silence when he does start!
Here are a few photo's from the past month............enjoy!