Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Baby G is Growing up

Oh my little one is growing so quickly. She is now 8 1/2 months old, and still NO TEETH!!!! But man can she crawl. She zips around the house, very confident and quite cheekily grabbing at everything she shouldn't. Georgi also loves to stand. She pulls herself up and stands against a foot stool, mumbling her baby gibberish, mauling all the remotes, even though she has a million toys.

I am anticipating teeth, cause she loves food so much. She loves to chew her food, even without teeth, munching away with those gums. I give her little bits of pasta or rice through her pureed food, and she loves it, she gets the biggest smile, new textures, new tastes.

It saddens me to say Georgi is weaning herself off the breast. I had dropped a couple feeds during the day a few weeks back,  she seemed disinterested, and much more keen on sitting up playing, or looking around. She would whinge when i put her in a cradle hold to feed her, she hates this hold at the best of times. She started feeding sitting up, this was uncomfortable for me, but meh she was happy. I never thought that i produced enough milk in the first place, besides what all the "expert" breastfeeding nurses and mid wives said.

I was more than happy to drop the during the day feeds, it made getting out and about during the day, much easier and lots of fun. I take her homemade food with me, and we have lunch out and about. Georgi loves to people watch, it is the cutest thing to see.

G loved her evening feed. She has a whole routine we stick to like glue. Play time, bath, boob + bottle (I know, she loves her food) then bed.

What used to take Georgi an hour, hour and a half for feeding, now takes a few minutes.

I loved the night feeding the most. We got to snuggle before bed time, she was so happy and sleepy on the bf, the bottle acted as a top up.

Seems like she is now done with the night feeds too :( A few night's ago, I tried to put her in the cradle hold to feed her, she just whinged, and wanted to sit up. So i tried to sit her up and feed her, but nope, not interested.

Seems like my baby girl is growing up, moving on to big girl food only. She doesn't need her mummy's food anymore. I am so teary about this. I know I should be happy, we are moving into a new phase of her new life, but I still haven't had enough time to get my head around it.

I will need to learn to keep up, with this little ball of sunshine. I think I'm the luckiest mother on earth to be blessed with such a gorgeous, easy going, intelligent and determined little girl.



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28 comments:

  1. She is Such a cutie!
    Sad about the BFing. If you still want her to get BM have you considered expressing?
    I wonder how Abs will be??? You have really got me thinking...

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    1. yeah i did think about expressing, but this will make me sound like such a horrid mother, it is such a chore for me!!!!! I find it takes sooooo long, where as if Georgi is feeding, it takes no time at all....:( I know i wont be winning any BF'ing awards for saying that.

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    2. Oh i forgot to say she has taken to formula, which is lucky for both of us :)

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    3. Yep. Totally agree on the 'chore'
      It's the same here...

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  2. OH what a precious girl!

    It's so funny that Little G loves remotes because Little V does too! She loves daddy's plasystaion controllers as well hahaha.

    Now that G is crawling are you finding it more full on in terms of playtime? V is almost crawling and I'm thinking she will be even more of a handful if she can get around herself.

    With the amount of boobie milk V has I thought she'd want to eat early like your Little G as well, but we are at 6.5months and she's still not interested in solids at all and still drinking for 20mins every 1.5hours! I"m acutally looking forward to dropping some feeds at some point (the 2am and 5am ones would be nice :).

    She stopped feeding in the cradle hold at 4months, hated it. She will only feed standing up or lying down now. These girls do what they want!

    I can imagine that G's self-weaning would be hard for you, I know all babies grow up in the real world, but in our hearts they remain our babies :)

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    1. Actually i love that she is much more mobile. It makes play time so much fun. She is so happy that she can get from A to B on her own. Oh and I have found she sleeps, at night, and naps much better. All that hard work crawling around takes it out of her, its wonderful :)

      Thank goodness I thought i was the only one not liking the expressing!
      Isn't it curious, V will drink out of a water bottle, but not her own bottle, heheh these girls really want to grow up fast ;)
      xo

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  3. Oh and I also LOATHE expressing - so much easier to put her on the boob, I only express if I leave her at home with daddy whilst I do the food shop just in case she gets really hungry, but so far she has absolutely refused to drink from the bottle (but weirdly she will drink it out of our grown up water bottles...)

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  4. aww she's so precious :)

    katie
    the-mindful.blogspot.com

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  5. Aww she's so darling! :D Such a teeny tiny princess!

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  6. It's sad when they grow up, but the anticipation of what is to come is exciting.

    My boy was 12 months when he got his first tooth and my girl 15 months. I have a theory that children don't walk until they've got teeth. I've never seen a child walking without them!

    TDM xx

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    1. OMG 12mths and 15 mths!!!!! I hope it doesn't take that long, blitzing food all the time might get boring for her?
      Hehe I love that theory! No teeth no walking!

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  7. So adorable Leah!

    D is still breastfeeding 2-3 times a day at 14 months. Not sure when he'll stop but I know I'll be sad when he does as I love it so & feel so close to him then.

    I too hate expressing & have never been able to get my breastfed babies to drink expressed milk from a bottle. They like their milk straight from the source! Don't feel bad, in a few months she'll be on cow's milk anyway.

    x

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    1. its lovely having a little cuddle and feed, seems to be the only time when G was calm, she loves to play!

      Yeah i know, but its difficult to give up something that I felt made our bond stronger. I know im being EMO, but i can't help it :(
      Thanks for your comment Aneets xo

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  8. What a gorgeous little companion you have :) She seems like such a sweetheart. Love the video. How determined she sounds too! She must know best. I'm sorry you're feeling the loss, must be so difficult. Wow, your blog will be such a great resource when I have babies. I haven't even considered all these things you're going through!
    Heidi xo

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    1. Yep she is one determined little girl :)

      Babies, did I hear babies???!!!! hehe only kidding. I wont harass you for a while, you haven't even been on your honeymoon yet!! :P
      Thanks for your comment gorgeous Heidi xo

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    2. hehehe no not yet!! Give me a year or so (if I'm lucky!). Getting excited though. Bloggers with babies are making me clucky! & they (you!) seem to show a realistic view too, which is comforting, the fact that I'm getting clucky while still knowing what I'm getting into. maybe... :)
      Heidi xo

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  9. Such a super cute cherub. I so miss having a little one in my house. They grow up so fast! Enjoy x

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  10. I miss little g I miss her stomping :(

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  11. Oh my gosh, look at her eyes! So gorgeous, Leah. And just think how many wonderful moments you have when you can talk and laugh together. My mum and I spent this morning at a yoga retreat together - you have things like that ahead of you too :)

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    1. Thanks Hannah :D

      I'm looking forward to every moment I get with my baby girl. I hope we have as close a bond as I do with my mother, as it seems you do with yours ;)
      xo

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  12. wow she is really cute!!! she looks lovely in her chair

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    1. Thanks Beti, I think she is too :D

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