Dear Emily, (8 months)

Mummy went away for a few days (4) to Portugal which was lovely and gave me a little break. You were amazing with Daddy, no tantrums at all. Nanny had you for a day too. You are such a smiley lovely baby, you have this little infectious laugh where you scrunch up your nose and make a little grunting sound. You are so good with other people, you’re not fussed about being left at all. Which is great, but mummy does get a little upset sometimes that you don’t miss me. But oh well, on to what’s been happening this month….


So you have a few developments this month, things are starting to happen

  • Rolling back to front & front to back a lot more. It’s normal now for you to roll.
  • crawling backwards
  • Clapping hands
  • Waving hello & goodbye
  • Can get from sitting to on belly & belly to sitting.

You are so nearly there with crawling, but you can’t seem to stay on your knees. Your legs keep going out. You are sooo alert though, and doing great with your cognitive development. You can use other objects to get the one you want. You can find hidden items under your building blocks.


Well…. what used to be your strong point has disappeared! I’m not sure why but for the last 3 weeks you have started waking up nearly every 2 hours. You can’t ignore you, as you scream. I keep blaming your new teeth, or the fact we went camping… mummy always finds an excuse haha. Every night is different and me and your dad argue every night trying to decide how we should get you back to sleep. For the first 40 minutes I’m all calm, then I go to all cray cray.

I was really confident with your naps, it was like clockwork 8-10am, 2-3pm but now I don’t know if what I’m doing is the best? You dont seem to like those times or the amount anymore. It’s so hard, I second guess myself all the time. Am I being to strict on you with your naps? Should I just let you do what you want?


This is something you take after mummy with. You love your food. So we have upped what you eat. You have 3 bottles a day plus porridge for breakfast, veg pot & fruit pot for lunch, biscuits for a snack & meat pot and fruit pot for dinner. I’m even considering upping it again as you eat it all. You are now drinking a lot my water, which has really helped your pooing.


You are now pooing nearly every day which is such a massive relief for mummy.

Apart from teething, this month has been quite a good month for you. You have managed to swerve all the bugs going round.

I wrote the above section a week before 9 months old. Since then you have got the bug!! You woke up around 6am and had had severe diarrhoea and sickness. We had to pop you in the bath. You didn’t even make a sound. We ended up phoning 111, and had to go to the hospital. Turns out it’s just a bug. It went on for 3 days, so we went to the doctors and we’re advised to give you apple juice and things like potatos and bread. Totally different from what I thought, apparently water and dry crackers isn’t the right thing to give you. The doctor was right, a day after doing what he said and you were well again.

Thsts about it this month….

Love you lots

Mummy xxx