How have I been cuddling little Luna for a whole nine months? I usually feel like time is going fast but it’s her that’s growing super quick, she’s like a one year old, I have no doubt that she shall soon be on her feet walking around. Looking back at each month that she has been here I can say each month has had its highs and lows. lows being lack of sleep, highs being watching her learn/do new things. I would say that the first three months were the hardest during the day. I’d say three months to eight months at night I found it the hardest and now, the hardest this is to keep a very active child safe during the day. Luna will eat anything she can get her hands on. We have gone through cluster feeding, witching hours, teething, little bumps on the head, sleepless nights but do you know what, out of the sometimes hard nine months I wouldn’t wish any of it away.
Luna is a lot harder to capture in photos now, especially if I try to sneak in a prop, the prop sure enough ends up in her mouth so I have to be quick. I do melt when she smiles throwing her head back to bare her two teeth. She gained another one this month so that’s two she now has, teething is not fun! Talking of teeth I am now teaching Luna to not bite people. How do you tell a nine month old off? I say no she smiles and says yeah, I wouldn’t do time out yet or shout yet I do believe in encouraging her to be gentle. She will get there as her brother did.
If you put a hat on Luna she will take it off, firstly she gives you this cheeky look.
I’ve been trying to teach Luna to clap for months but she was having none of it. The moment someone did it on telly she copied them, looked at me smiling and now does it a hundred time a day. With anything she does she looks for me to be looking at her, smiles and then does it, I think she likes reassurance in what she’s doing or even an applause.
Sadly we had our first photo together that wasn’t a bed selfie I took next to her. I say sadly because at nine months it shouldn’t be a first. I want my kids to see me in photos with them one day, It’s easy to be the one behind the camera – I will make more of an effort to get Rob to take pictures.
Luna and her brother are still smitten with eat other. If our son is upstairs when Luna knows he’s not at school and home she will kick off, she has to be in the same room as him or she won’t stop shouting. If he’s around she will follow him like a little duckling.
There’s a kids kitchen in our living room which is Lunas favourite toy to play with, she can spend hours bashing the pots and pans around or chewing on the fake food. I have also watched Luna watching her brother play cars for her to then mimic his actions. I love seeing her take everything in. If you take something off her though you will get the biggest scream, she knows what she wants and sure let’s us all know. Below I had just taken a wet wipe off her so she looked at me like what are you doing, below that photo is her recovering from her melt down after I gave her the wipe back. I get it though I keep explaining to my son that snatching is mean, even if we asked for it she won’t understand so she constantly feels like we are snatching things from her.
We try to avoid taking two kids food shopping so if Robs mum is in on the weekend we try to pop to the shops with just Luna. We went to The Range, they had a little grotto type thing with lights everywhere which Luna found fascinating.
Both of my kids had loads of school/nursery photos this month which I have ordered for Christmas presents, it was so hard to choose which ones to go for out of them all!
In the morning we tend to wake Rob up with lots of cuddles which is rather heart warming to see. Luna loves him so much, if I say daddy is home she gets so excited, dada is her favourite word to say, constantly. She will say mama when she needs milk or if she is tired.
Although Luna has a big personality and shows how she much prefers to be independent, she also needs a lot of reassurance, cuddles and praises from me. I notice her watching me at times. I love it when she leans her head into me or kisses back when I blow her a kiss. If I stroke her head she will just lay next to me still while staring at me, if I hold her hand she stroke me hand with her thumb. Writing this has made me understand more why I call her a little sweetheart.