Eight Month Update
I know I only posted Teddy’s Seven Month Update a couple of weeks ago, but I was really late getting it written & now my baby is actually eight months old! This past month hasn’t been the greatest due to Teddy being really unwell, he’s had sickness bug, a cold, a viral chest infection & also two more teeth have come through. So it’s needless to say that he hasn’t been a happy boy and we have been very tired parents!That being said these past few days he really has perked up during the day, it’s just at night time that he seems to be struggling to settle & sleep. It’s horrible hearing your baby struggling to breathe through their nose and having coughing fits on & off.
Watching his personality grow & grow every month is my absolute favourite thing; he’s so cheeky and such a smiley baby. He is SO close to crawling and will try to push himself up onto his knees, but he can’t quite hold his weight yet so ends up collapsing. He then just rolls to wherever he needs to go like a baby sized burrito.
Teddy was doing amazingly well with Baby Led Weaning eating two meals (breakfast & tea) & a snack, but since he has become ill he has hardly touched anything. He just isn’t interested at all. He’ll sometimes have a bite & then refuse to eat anything else, or he’ll just point blank refuse to open his mouth. I’m not worried at all because I know once he’s back to full health, he’ll be back to his food loving self!
I can’t believe that he already has SIX teeth! He has been extremely dribbly and the teething mixed with being poorly hasn’t gone down too well. I just feel so sorry for him. I actually wrote a full blog post on my Top Tips For Teething, and what has worked for us.
Teddy’s Eight Month Update..
As I said Baby Led was going really well but it’s slightly on the back burner for now. We are still offering bits but we aren’t forcing him. He’s still exclusively breastfed (and we are both loving it) however my nipples aren’t jumping for joy at the extra teeth. I am due back at work next month (SOB) but luckily only part time with short shifts so his feeding routine won’t need to change too much. I am going to continue to feed on demand until he’s 12 months & then i’ll start slowly cutting down to morning, nap & bedtime feeds. We have had him weighed & he now weighs 17lb 8oz, he is bang on his percentile line which I am so glad about because I was worried that due to him being unwell and some days he was struggling to feed properly, but my little chunk has come through & the titties are still doing their job!
I will let him off this month because he’s been sick but to be honest, sleep has been HORRIFIC! He will fall asleep fine but then wake up screaming and taking over an hour to settle and that was happening all night up until about 3am, where he would crash until 7:30/8am. Which sounds great but when you’ve had a night of no sleep it isn’t fantastic. He is also coming towards the end of Leap 6 so I know that will have an effect. He has been fully sleeping in our bed as it’s the only place he will get any sort of comfort. However last night he did go in his crib for two hours which was amazing & such progress. We are going to wait until he’s feeling 100%, then start putting him down in his crib every time he wakes up. I am not on board with the cry it out method, but i’m thinking of trying some sort of sleep-training. I hate that word but I mean in the sense that rather than picking him up and feeding or rocking him straight away, try patting him & shushing him whilst he’s still in his crib first.
When I sing “Sleeping Bunnies” he absolutely LOVES it. It will instantly cheer him up & he’ll start laughing his little head off whilst bouncing up and down. It’s so unbelievably cute. He also loves his jumperoo, especially in the morning! He will bounce away quite happily whilst watching Bing! on Cbeebies.
Being poorly! It’s so horrible to see and he spent the beginning of his illness just feeling so sorry for himself. He was really upset & snotty, napping all the time and just wanted to be snuggled up with us. He wouldn’t play, cried during his bath (which he never does) & was just really out of sorts. I’m so glad that he is over the worst of it.