It’s been a month of milestones this month with T progressing when it comes to movement and eating! Although still happy just chilling and watching everything pass him by, T has recently started dipping his toe into the pool of rolling.
He now confidently rolls onto his side but remains there until either I roll him back because he’s “stuck” or when he happens to accidentally flip onto his front. This is huge for him.
He’s still very good at standing whilst up against objects like the sofa or random legs, but he also still gets annoyed when he can’t then reach an item on the floor whilst he’s standing up.
He’s also confidently lunging forward a lot more now, often ending up on his front. I now know a few tricks to get him to do this.
The most exciting (and entertaining) part of T’s improved movement is what happens whilst he’s sleeping! Every night, we put him into his cot asleep and by the morning he’s is a completely different position to where we put him. Some are now verging on the bizarre.
In regards to daytime sleep, T has recently dropped a mid-morning nap and has decided to nap the once at around 11. This will last for around an hour and will usually last until bedtime!
Weaning has also come on leaps and bounds this month, although it still has its down moments. Some days he eats little to nothing, other days he’ll polish off three meals and snacks! I think teeth contribute a lot to what he eats and how much, especially as within the last 2 weeks he cut a molar! OUCH!!
The biggest milestone is that T’s also started eating from a loaded fork. A few weeks ago he’d chomp down and scrape the fork, thinking it was part of the food, but now he gently takes the food off the fork. What’s more is that last night he even started giving the fork back to me to be loaded again. This bit may very well be a fluke, but it’s something he’s grasped.
His favourite food is pasta, although not spaghetti. He doesn’t even touch that or noodle. He still dislikes tomato but happily eats meatballs in my homemade sauce.
He’s recently gone off pear, but still loves banana. I’ve also recently started baking again so T has more variety when it comes to snacks. So far, I’ve made fruity oat bars and sweet potato biscuits.
Finally, for us 10 months also means that we have to start talking about his birthday. It’s a scary thought and perhaps something I’m not ready to think about yet, but with two months to go I can’t leave it too late!