Harry turned eight months old this week. 8 months old!!! I have no idea how that happened, this year has just flown by. I can't believe there's less than 100 days until Christmas, it only feels like last Christmas was a few months ago to me. It's crazy. I feel like Harry is growing so quickly and he's going to be one before I know it, which makes me sad as the newborn stage has gone by so fast this time round seeing as he's my last baby I just want to take it all in as remember every single moment.
This month Harry is eating much more and has tried more varied foods such as pasta, noodles, different fruit and vegetables, croissants, cheese, fish fingers and meats. He won't eat pureed food anymore he much prefers feeding himself so for the past couple of months we've been doing baby led weaning instead which has been going really well. I'll do a post on that soon.
I have no idea how much he weighs as he hasn't been weighed in a few months, I should take him along to see the health visitor soon. He is now in 6-9 month clothing and some of the tops are too small for him so I need to buy some more 9-12 month soon. He's still in a lot of 3-6 on the bottom though as he has a small waist. He's also in size 4 nappies. His hair has grown so fast! I think he has more hair now than Amelia did at 14 months! It seems to be going a little lighter too although it does look slightly reddish in these photos due to the light it's more of a mousey brown colour in real life. It's still pretty straight too, I wonder if it will end up looking like Amelia's!
His sleep is pretty much the same as last month. He sleeps through most nights although he has started going down earlier now as he's dropped his afternoon nap. He tend to have one nap a day between 11-1pm depending on when we pick Amelia up from school as her times differ on different days. He will then usually go down around 7 or 8pm and sometimes will wake for a bottle around 11pm or 12am but most nights he will sleep through and occasionally wake at 5 or 6 for a bottle then go back to sleep until 8am when I usually have to wake him up so we can take Amelia to school. I have no idea how I got so lucky with Harry and his sleep compared to how Amelia used to be I am so grateful!
He now has 4 teeth (two top and two bottom) and another two are coming through at the top which I think have made him a bit grumpy the past few days. He's never had any problems with his teeth before and never complains or has red cheeks. But the past couple of nights his temp has been as high as 40 degrees and he's had red cheeks. Although he's not been trying to chew on anything and he does calm down eventually and go to sleep, so may it wasn't his teeth I don't know. He's never been a whingy baby and will very rarely cry so it's so unlike him.
It's been nice to spend some one on one time with him whilst Amelia has started school and we enjoy our mornings playing or going on little errands together before we go and collect her and then all have lunch together. I have loved watching their relationship this month and can see it's stronger than ever. The way Harry looks at her and the way she is so protective over him is so sweet.
Just four more months until he turns one! This has got to be one of the quickest years of my life! So much has happened, so much has changed but I wouldn't change it for the world! I can't wait to see how much Harry changes in the next month.
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