1/25/2018

Ava - 10 Months Old



Another month has been and gone. Ava is now 10 months old and she's coming on leaps and bounds every single week. I can't keep up with her! Babies grow and change way too quickly and it seems to go even faster the second time around. I dread to think how fast it goes with even more children! It doesn't feel like she's been with us for 10 whole months yet at the same time it's hard to remember what it was like without her in our lives. She's totally completed our family and we've all just seemed to merge into one happy family of four. Our family unit is perfect, I couldn't ask for anything more.


Character
She is one of the sweetest and happiest baby that you'll ever meet, we love her to bits. She's easy going, cheerful, excitable, playful, inquisitive, independent, affectionate and funny. She loves to give cuddles and kisses off her own back, which of course we all love too! She can get frustrated from time to time, usually when she can't get to something, can't do something or you take something off her that she really wants. Honestly though, she's such a sweetheart.
 

Size
I had her weighed recently and she is 20lb, which means she is following the 91st centile that she was at birth almost to a tee. It was just below the line on the arch but the health visitor said that's normal as she's crawling about now and will be burning more calories. She wears 9-12 month clothing, some outfits in 6-9 still fit, depending on where they are from. She wears a size 4 nappy. I think we'll be going for her first shoes soon!


Health
She's had a night cough and the odd sniffle here and there but nothing else really. She has six teeth now, although they are all still coming through. So far they've not bothered her at all but she's still got so many to go so I know that can all change!


Feeding
Ava's a fabulous little eater! Anything you put in front of her she'll eat. She prefers to feed herself but will eat from a spoon when it's a yogurt or porridge. She has breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper. Her favourite foods are; cheese, grapes, blueberries, yogurt, brioche, pasta, banana, strawberries, raspberries, bread, beans, tomato, cream cheese, fruit pouches. She drinks water and I still breastfeed her too. I breastfeed on demand so I can't say how many times I feed her from day to day, but it's roughly between 6-8 times in 24 hours.


Sleep
On last months update I wrote "Who knows, maybe next month she will be sleeping through!" Whomp whomp whomp! When it comes to sleep everything is still very hit and miss! She's just come out of a leap which set her back a little bit but I think we are slowly there again. She will wake between 1/2 times a night, sometimes for a feed, sometimes just for a cuddle. She has two naps a day but they really vary when it comes to how long she has. She doesn't seem to need much!


Milestones and new tricks
* Her vocabulary is getting bigger. She can now say cat and goes "chuu chuu chuuu" when she spots a cat! She can already say Mama, Dada, hiya, ta, aww.
* She holds things to her ear and pretends to be on the phone.
* She tries to brush her hair and attempts to put her socks on.
* Cruising. She started cruising last week but she's so fast when walking along the furniture, she practically runs.
* She can now walk with her push a long walker. I don't think it will be long until she starts taking her first steps!
* Standing. She can stand and balance for 10-15 seconds at a time and has taken one step before dropping to the floor. She amazes me.
* She understands way more than I realise. For example when I tell her to lay down (when she keeps standing and sitting up in her cot) she does as she's told. 
* She can crawl up the stairs so it's time to get out the stair gates again!


Likes and dislikes
Mummy, Daddy, Noah and the cat. Kisses and cuddles. Cuddling Mummy in bed. When Daddy gets home from work. Picking Noah up from nursery and getting a big cuddle from him. Eating! Especially lunch time. Playing with Noah's toys. Crawling about the house, exploring. Following the cat and trying to cuddle him. Reading books. Blocks and balls. Nursery rhymes. Guitars and Foo Fighters. Going for walks. Playing peekaboo and kiss chase. The play table and push along walker. Happyland figures. Mobile phones and the Xbox controller.  Bath time. Singing and dancing. She doesn't like being in the car, men with beards or having her teeth brushed.




15 comments:

  1. Ava seems to be growing and developing so quickly. She seems like an independent, adventurous, happy character. Not long till her first Birthday, have you started to plan for that?

    Rachel Craig

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  2. Good to see she's nice and healthy and developing well, can't ask for too much more.

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  3. Sounds like she's a very lovely baby. One of each, you couldn't ask for more. I have the same too :-) Perfect

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  4. You seem to have lots of photos, should be nice for the children to look back on :- In years to come. As they seem to grow up so quickly. Childhood can be fun, with adventures, etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  5. Lovely post, Ava is beautiful :) The feeding section has given me some ideas of which foods to give my baby boy, so thank you! x

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  6. My granddaughter is the same age, she is a very serious child so it's a breath of fresh air to see your daughter smiling.

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  7. Ava is super cute and I love her little teeth that are coming through! I love her cute little smiles too! :)

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  8. Ava looks long / tall.

    Rachel Craig

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  9. Ava has some lovely outfits.

    Rachel Craig

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  10. Ava will soon reach her First Birthday! Have you started planning for the event? Best Wishes!

    Rachel Craig

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  11. The age / stage cards are a good idea, and great for recording particular moments, etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  12. Looking forward to Ava at Eleven months update. Children progress and develop so quickly, and it is a Delight to Celebrate in their successes. Can be such fun to see little ones become more adventurous and independent. Well Done, Ava!

    Rachel Craig

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  13. Where does the time go, my Mollie was 11 months old yesterday, she's so clever and cheeky, I need to start shopping for her presents, I haven't got anything yet, I'm not even sure what to get her, she had a trike and lots of toys and clothes for Christmas Ava is coming along lovely too, i love her cheeky toothy smiles, and her curls xxx

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  14. Ava is growing so fast! I can't believe that she is nearly a year old already!

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