As I write this post, baby girl has turned 11 months old. So this is a retrospective post on her being 10th months.
At 10 months old Ava is still a smiley happy baby although she will now think before giving out smiles and likes to suss you out first. The boys are her biggest entertainment, making her giggle and she will follow them around crawling and with her walker. She also loves to make you giggle and will pull faces and play peekaboo to get a reaction. Ava knows what she wants and so do we as she communicates now by pointing and screeching.
She is a fearless explorer and loves climbing.
Ava has started taking steps this month! Only 1 or 2 but I wish she would slow down a bit. When she does something new part of me is so proud and excited and part of me is sad. She has also mastered walking with the walker.
In the last month she has got really good at standing independently and can now somehow stand up from the middle of the room without using anything to pull herself up. She will squat up and down which is funny to watch.
Ava says the sounds Mama and Dada and I think she is now saying them at us. She also shakes her head for no, claps, points and puts her hands up to be picked up.
Ava is still in a nice routine with her naps. She will go to sleep roughly 2 hours after getting up in the morning, usually around 9 and then again after lunch. She goes to sleep around 7 in the evening and wakes between 6-8. We tried night weaning with her which has hugely improved our nights sleep and instead of waking to feed 5/6 times a night it is now once and varies in time. She has done a few nights where she has slept 7-5!
Ava still loves her food and will happily feed herself and try most things you give her. She is eating three meals and snacks and has milk first thing, mid afternoon, bedtime and in the night. Her current favourites are blueberries, banana and par baked baguette.
Reflux and allergies
Ava’s allergies are still pretty much the same, although she can now have banana which is amazing. We recently saw her allergy paediatrician who is happy with her weight gain and how she is doing and has arranged allergy tests for the beginning of Novemeber. We still take piriton with us when we go to places just incase. It’s getting a bit harder now to make sure she doesn’t pick up food that has been left lying around. The boys are really good and know to check before letting her eat something of theirs. When we go anywhere we have to be extra vigilant that she doesn’t pick up any food. Her reflux is still being treated with lanzoprazole and we still have the bad and good days although the sick is a lot less now.
Ava had her first banana which doesn’t sound that exciting but to us it was. She reacted to pureed banana months ago so we had been avoiding it. She can now happily munch on a whole banana and loves them. It means that she can also eat a lot more foods now that are flavoured with banana and baking has become easier as banana can be used in place of eggs.
Ava went to her first festival. A little one in Northampton called the Umbrella Festival.
We have a tooth finally at 10 months! I can’t believe she didn’t get any till now. She was not happy the day it cut through and we all knew about it but apart from that she was fine. No sore bum or anything although I don’t know if that is to do with the reusable nappies that we use on her.
Can’t forget to mention her first steps and clapping in here too 🙂
At just over 10 months she weighed
Mostly 6-9 months.