Now that December has arrived, I have really been getting into the festive spirit. I have started buying/making some of G and I’s favourite Christmas treats but realised the majority of them were unsuitable for BLW! As Freddie is almost ten months old, he can eat most things however I am very conscious of his salt/sugar intake. I thought it would be fun to make/find a few, BLW friendly treats that babies can enjoy over the festive period. My previous weaning posts have been really popular and Christmas baking is too exciting not to post about! And, because Christmas can be stressful, I have snuck in a very easy cocktail recipe for you too!
Just three months until Freddie turns one which is a little too much for my heart to handle. This month was very challenging with Freddie going through his sixth leap. The leap started with an explosion of new skills and it was obvious that he was going through something developmentally because of how rapidly he was learning. Unfortunately, this also made Freddie cranky, easily upset and very restless at night. It also coincided with the peak of some serious separation anxiety, a chesty cough and a pretty bad bout of teething too. All in all, this month has been a bit of a rollercoaster. Whilst it has been fascinating to see Freddie learning so many new skills, the crankiness, nap refusing and sleepless nights have been really tough. However, the last couple of days Freddie has seemed a lot more settled and much happier so I am really hoping things are on the up!
Freddie is almost nine months old so as I enjoyed writing the last post like this, I thought I would do one for eight months too! When I was having a bit of a rough time during the fourth trimester, which you can read more about here, I found posts like this one really helped me to look forward to the ways in which Freddie would change and develop. I am finding each month more and more enjoyable and although squishy newborn cuddles are still very much missed, my mischievous eight month old is so much more fun! If you are finding motherhood tricky right now, if your little one is in the middle of a leap or feeding all of the time, if they won’t be put down, know it does get better- I promise! Here are the eight things I love about my eight month old.