Sophie will be 10 months old on the 6th of this month and I have literally no idea where the time has gone! She is so smart and so beautiful I feel so blessed to be her Mum
Says ‘mama, dada, baba, nana’
Pulls to stand
Sits unaided for long periods of time
Walks with hands held
Hates being spoon fed
The last one is a particularly hilarious new development. Sophie has been spoon fed since we started on solids, bar the occasional Skip/Wotsit distraction crisp. We have in the past given her biscotti biscuits when her smile was still gummy. She would gum the heck out of them and loved it. When she got her teeth, she bit off a particularly large bit and choked (purple, back smacking, the lot!) and since then I have had a fear of the choking. So we stuck to our trusty Ella’s Kitchen pouches and carried on with life. The last couple of weeks however, Sophie has been taking bites of banana even when we didn’t want to share it and dong well. We’ve been giving her banana fingers and have gradually reintroduced those pesky biscuits.
Yesterday I had a bowl of Ella’s food, and she kept refusing the spoon. So I got up to get some banana for her, came back and she had wedged the bowl between herself and the highchair tray and was scooping the food out with her fingers and feeding herself! While this is very cute, and very clever, she missed her mouth a fair few times! I ended up stripping her off and while the bath was running, scattered some Ella’s Kitchen Puffits onto her tray and she happily ate away at them. It’s time to start using finger foods now and only spoon feeding occasionally.
She’s a very independent little girl and enjoys eating things for herself. This morning we had an incident with some blueberries where she scoop fed and needed a bath at 9am (see evidence photo!!!). For lunch I lightly buttered some bread into fingers, with a spoon fed bowl of crumble. She ate every bite and I had this swell of pride. I know there are babies who finger feed themselves early, but I’m really glad we did pouches to start. Sophie has had four months of pure fruit and veggies and enjoys them so much. I’m really glad we got her used to new flavours before moving onto more solid foods. Tomorrow I’ll be adding eggs to lunch meal so she has egg and soldiers.
New developments are fun but I do wonder where the little squish I gave birth to has gone! Sophie is clapping when you say ‘clap clap’ to her, she is waving and smiling at people, even strangers. She wants to jump or walk everywhere now even if you don’t want to follow her around the room you kind of have no choice now she just leads on her tip toes.
I’ve been putting together a few comparison shots of her and I’m just astounded at the rate she has grown. Sophie is such a big girl compared to how she was and being in a strict routine from 15 weeks (since we moved her to her room) has been very helpful. Of course we deviate occasionally but she’s always in bed for 7pm and up around 5-6am with no wake ups. The only times we get up for her is for night terrors (which are awful!) or the very occasional dummy run. My dummysucker is also refusing dummy unless we’re putting her for a nap or she’s in the pram. It’s all getting so much with her being so big!
I really hope any other dummysuckers we have are just as cute 🙂