Baby Watch – Max is 9 months

9 months. 9 whole months ago I was sat in the special care unit holding my tiny helpless newborn. 
Now that tiny helpless newborn is a little monkey for lack of a better description! This month has been a huge month for Max – he can now do this:

He is SO pleased with himself and so much happier now he can get about. He loves being able to go and reach his toys, the bin, the cupboards and the dishwasher. Told you he was a monkey…
Of course, he’s not satisfied with being able to crawl, he now wants to pull himself up onto his feet too – time to get the corner bumpers out for the coffee table I think!

Because he is up on his feet now, this weekend he got his first pair of shoes. Little Clarks crawlers. Totally cute.
Max has got eating well and truly cracked now, and he eats what we eat – usually with his hands. The baby led weaning approach suits him down to the ground and we have yet to find anything he won’t eat. His favourites are banana, chicken and roast potatoes. He even enjoyed a taste of his sisters birthday cake.
As for drinking out a beaker? No problem….

Teething has been happening here too. About 2 months ago he got his 2 bottom teeth, and we now have the top 2 canines too. We have been trying to brush them but he’s not keen to be honest – the toothpaste often ends up in his hair!
Max loves to talk. He is always babbling away – mainly ‘dada’ ‘baba’ and ‘yehyeh’ but there are lots of other sounds starting to come through too – he really tries to have a conversation, and watches you really closely when you talk to him. I don’t think it will be long before we get ‘real’ words.

He has grown so fast. It’s scary. In just 3 short months he will be 1. My baby.

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This weeks word of the week has to be ‘GROWING‘ !




  1. February 5, 2014 / 9:53 am

    Ah, so sweet! They do grow so fast, so it’s lovely you’re documenting it all like this, as yes, he’ll soon be 1!!

    • February 5, 2014 / 10:45 am

      I wanted to document his first year, and I am so glad I have. So nice to look back on.

  2. February 5, 2014 / 10:44 am

    Awwww how did he get so big? It’s not allowed

    • February 5, 2014 / 10:46 am

      I know. It’s gone so fast 🙁

    • February 5, 2014 / 8:01 pm

      I love this age of exploration 🙂

  3. February 5, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    Now nothing is safe! Such a great age 🙂 #SSAmazingAchievements

    • February 5, 2014 / 8:02 pm

      Nothing at all, he is into absolutley everything – mostly the things he shouldn’t be lol.

  4. February 5, 2014 / 6:42 pm

    It flies by! Reading your post reminded me that my youngest will be crawling in just a few short months! I don’t think I’m ready for that craziness yet.

    • February 5, 2014 / 8:01 pm

      It goes SO fast. How old is your little one?

  5. February 5, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    Aww bless him, I bet he’s into everything now! His little shoes are adorable too!

    • February 5, 2014 / 8:00 pm

      He really is into everything! Little monkey!

  6. February 5, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    What a busy month the little dude has had! It feels like 5 minutes since you were announcing his birth! #SSAmazingAchievments

    • February 5, 2014 / 8:00 pm

      I know, I remember announcing he was here – shocked you all lol. Seems like yesterday!

  7. February 5, 2014 / 8:37 pm

    There’s no stopping him now Kate! Bless him! It’s gone so quick!

    • February 5, 2014 / 8:46 pm

      No – he is everywhere now. I can’t believe how quick it has gone, seems like a couple of weeks ago he was a newborn!

  8. February 5, 2014 / 8:59 pm

    What an adorable post Kate, look at him go! They grow far too quickly don’t they. Look at him with the beaker, just wonderful. Thanks for sharing with #whatsthestory (sorry the delay getting to you work Tues to Friday so a bit slower on those days!) x

  9. February 5, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    YAY go Max!! wow he looks so so little still but there is not stopping him with siblings to chase!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

  10. February 5, 2014 / 11:34 pm

    Aww how fab! It’s great to see him doing so well. You’re going to have to have eyes in the back of your head now x

  11. February 6, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    loving the shoes!! cant believe he is 9 month old already! and what a monkey he is!

  12. February 7, 2014 / 2:12 pm

    Ah, very cute! Definitely growing up!

  13. February 7, 2014 / 6:21 pm

    They grow way too fast don’t they? Lovely pictures x #WotW

  14. February 7, 2014 / 6:49 pm

    They do grow SO quick don’t they?! Mine is nearly two and about to become a big sister! #wotw

  15. February 11, 2014 / 10:21 am

    He really is growing up so fast. It’s great that you have been able to document it all. Can’t wait to see what he gets up to next.

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)

  16. February 11, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    He is so cute and man they do grow up fast don’t they! I adore his star onsie that he had on too, gorgeous! Essential one?

    Thanks so much for linking up to the Mad Mid-Week Blog hop! xx

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