Well my little Zara is 9 months old (even though she will actually be coming up to 10 months next week!) Zara is the most happiest and content baby I could ask for, she’s always smiling from ear to ear, and is constantly chatting away to herself. I know the last update I did was when Zara was 5 Months old and I was planning on doing these blog posts every month, but I have to admit, getting a blog post completed has been harder than I anticipated. To be honest I just haven’t had the time, and it was just nice to have a break from blogging for a while and watch Zara grow and develop. (And also enjoy all her baby snuggles!) However Zara’s monthly milestones photographs are up on my Instagram if you did want to take a look They are all under the highlight “Monthly”
Instagram – @thecountrysidemama
Also if you would like to catch up on Zara’s other monthly updates, follow the links here: Zara’s 1 Month Update, Zara’s 2 Month Update, Zara’s 3 Month Update, Zara’s 4 Month Update, Zara’s 5 Month Update
Well Zara’s weight gain has increased a huge amount over the past 4 months, we found out that she has a Cows Milk Protein Allergy, and as I was breastfeeding her, she was loosing weight. So now that we have changed over her milk, she has grown and gained the weight that she has needed, which I couldn’t be more prouder of her for. She is started to become a little chunky and getting those cute rolls on her legs!
Zara’s sleep has been exceptionally good, she has been sleeping through the night since she was about 5½ weeks old, which is just so wonderful for me and Aiden. Zara is now sleeping from 7.30pm until 7am, which is amazing, I really can not fault her sleeping routine. Mummy and Daddy are grateful for a full night’s sleep.
Zara has made a big change with her feeding, although it is a bit more of a personal change for her, she has taken to her hypoallergenic formula milk so well and I’m so happy for her, as we were so worried about her weight. She currently has 3 bottles of milk throughout the day now and in-between those bottles we have started weaning her onto solid foods! We started weaning her around 6 months and she has been enjoying exploring all the new flavours and textures, and learning to pick up finger foods. Her favourites are mashed up banana, rice cakes, Baby Rusks, strawberries, cucumber, pasta and broccoli. There are foods that Zara is not too keen on, which are all mainly on the savoury side, but we keep persevering with her, and we hope her taste buds will soon change to like them!
For clothes Zara is still in 6-9 Months at the moment, as she is still on the petite side, she can fit into 9-12 months but some things may be a bit long on her. We have a few gift cards that we got from Christmas for her, so I’m on the look out for some nice cute summer pieces for our holiday!
Jaxon & Zara love to play together, and it does melt my heart every time I see them together. If you want to get Zara to laugh, the only person she will laugh at is Jaxon! He loves to make Zara laugh, just by pulling silly faces, she just loves being around him! I can not wait to see them play together when they are a bit older with a bit more imagination, but for now I’m enjoying these little moments!
Playtime has been really fun, Zara loves to sit up and play with all her toys! She had lots of different toys, with noises and colour to stimulate her senses and help her development. Her favourites are the sensory dragon fly and stacky cups! We also do Tummy Time, to try and encourage her to start to crawl, as she’s started to roll about, so we know it will not be long until she’s crawling away from me!
Sitting Up – Zara has been sitting up for a while now, from about 6 Months she could sit up with me, and then from 7 months she could fully sit up on her own, with no support. She loves to sit up and play with her toys.
Weaning – Zara has officially started solid foods, from about 6 Months old. She loves to explore all the flavours and textures. She had also been loving finger foods, and being able to pick and eat things up.
Talking – Zara has been very chatty for a while, but I think her biggest milestone to date has to be saying Mama & Dada! As much as I wanted her to say Mama first..she ended up saying Dada! (You can imagine Aiden being very smug about this!) However hearing Zara say Mama was just as lovely, she loves to babble away to herself. And hopefully soon she will saying more words!
Teething – Zara has been teething for a while now, and I have felt her little toothy pegs starting to come through already, some days it can be quite painful for her, but I have been using Dentinox Teething Gel which seems to help her teething a lot. There are still no sign of any teeth yet, but I am sure it will not be long!
- Little Blue Nest Bunny Baby Comforter. (This will forever be her favourite! As she can’t sleep without it!)
- Saying Mama & Dada.
- Playing with Jaxon.
- Sitting up.
- Loud Noises.
- Any savoury foods!
- Bath time.
- Things taken off her. (Like if she gets hold of the tv controller, and I take it away from her, she gets very upset and has a little tantrum!)
Well I hope you have enjoyed Zara’s 9 month update. There has been a lot going on in this month and sorry about the 4 month gap, as I said it was just nice to have a break from it all. I am back to blogging now, and I can not wait to see what’s happening in all her next updates. Let me know if there are any other points you would like me to cover in these posts.
See you soon!