It's been a while since I shared an Arthur update but there's just been so much going on! At 30 weeks, he's now rolling around everywhere and is almost crawling so I'm having to watch him like a hawk. It amazes me how much babies learn in such a short period of time. Not only is he moving about more now but he's also making lots of sounds. He says ma-ma-ma-ma, which makes me beam from ear to ear (even though I know it's not a 'proper' word) and he's also shouted 'no no' at me a couple of times, which is actually what I call our breastfeeds ha!
I started weaning Arthur just before he turned six months old and it's been going pretty well so far. I've got a weaning post coming up where I'll go into more detail but basically I've decided to offer Arthur a combination of purees and finger foods - it works for us! We've been using some great weaning products from Vital Baby, which I'll also be sharing with you soon.
Arthur's been teething on and off for the last couple of months and has now cut three teeth! The two bottom ones just appeared without a bother but his first top tooth has been a little more troublesome. Breastfeeding seems to provide plenty of comfort though, so I've not actually had to use any teething powders. He has been trying to nibble my fingers, which believe it or not is super painful so I've been encouraging him to use his Nuby teething ring and Sophie La Giraffe instead, both of which he loves.
We're still not sleeping through the night every night, with Arthur typically waking around 2:30am - 3am. Though we have just had two nights where he has slept through - eeep! I tend to just feed him in my bed, change his nappy and he's back in his crib sound asleep until around 6:30am. I haven't moved Arthur into his nursery yet but it's something I'm contemplating as I feel like I disturb him when I go to bed. Maybe I'll try it soon and see how we get on.
The Little Things...
Recently he's started doing little things that make my heart melt, like touching my face when we're lying next to each other and giving me kisses with his mouth wide open. Arthur also loves to put his finger on my bottom lip so I make a 'wibble' sound and thinks it's hilarious to blow raspberries. He's super ticklish and will laugh even before you've reached him and has a new found love for his toes. He's fascinated by them and it's adorable to watch.
The thing I've realised is that although they grow so quickly and don't stay little newborns for long, every new stage is wonderful and something to look forward to. I feel so lucky to get to experience all of this with my wonderful little boy.