Jack and Isobel are now 9 months old, and boy have things changed since my last update! They are just so active these days!
I felt like when they got back from our UK trip (which you can read about here), they made a huge developmental leap and started interacting with things a lot more. These days they like to play with balls, books and beakers, and of course they put everything in reach in their mouths!
They are both now crawling (although Jack’s is more of a commando-style shimmy on his tummy) and pulling themselves to standing on everything in sight. No corner of our small Hong Kong apartment has gone unexplored. They are just so interested in everything – you really have to keep your eye on them! Their favourite rooms are the kitchen and bathroom – not very baby friendly as you can guess. Basically, like all babies they love to play around with things that aren’t their toys!
They’re also getting a bit fat! They seem to like their food and eat pretty much everything I give them, even if sometimes their faces suggest they’re not enjoying it! I mostly spoonfeed them purees but they also get some finger foods and are getting quite adept at eating pieces of banana and eggy bread, although peas seem to outfox them at the moment!
I am kept busy preparing meals for them, giving them their food and then clearing up afterwards – it takes a lot of time. That, coupled with their increased activity and reduced naps, means that I feel like it’s more hard work looking after them now than a few months ago. Luckily, they both sleep through the night now, and (touch wood) aren’t waking too ridiculously early in the morning (after 6.30am most days) so that helps with tiredness levels!
But it’s all worth it to see them grow and change. They interact with us and each other so much more now, and it’s the cutest thing when they look at each other to see what the other is doing (usually followed by stealing the other one’s toy), or smile when they see each other. I think they also understand a little of what we’re saying to them now too, which is pretty cool.
Thanks for reading!