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.

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I know I said this in last months update, but I really, really can not believe I have an eight month old. That just seems far too grown up and far too close to his first birthday. Every milestone that Freddie reaches is just so bittersweet. I felt such an overwhelming sense of pride when Freddie began to crawl this month (more about this later!) but then a couple of moments later found myself having a little cry because watching him move around the room on his own just looked too grown up. At the same time though, this age has been my favourite so far. Freddie is expressive and is starting to show me what he wants and express likes and dislikes too. He has his own sense of humour and can be very headstrong when he doesn’t get what he wants. Freddie is very easy going generally and taking him out and about is so much easier now. We recently had a little family holiday at Center Parcs and he was such a dream to take away (besides having to share a room again which did not go well!). I am both apprehensive and excited to see what the next month will bring!

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