Dhyan is nine months old! One of the first thoughts I had as we approached nine months with our baby boy is that Dhyan has now been out in the world for as long as he was in my belly. It’s a crazy thought and while I felt like everything changed so much from week to week during pregnancy, it seems like every single day with Dhyan brings about something new.
Seeing the world through Dhyan’s eyes is such a joy. He laughs when I put on my sunglasses or hide behind a door/wall. He giggles when I pretend to eat his fingers and toes. He kicks and squeals and smiles his biggest smile of the day when Kunal arrives home from work. He starts talking gibberish and asks him to pick him up and take him to the park in our backyard.
While Dhyan has always been a curious and observant baby, he is not becoming a rather inpatient, too! He doesnt like to be in one place for too long these days which means we are all over the place every day. He walks all over the house in his walker. The toys we have in our house buy us 40 minutes or so of playtime until Dhyan starts to get a little fussy and needs something new. That’s when play dates, walks outside, park/swing time are key. Dhyan thrives on stimulation outside of our house and seems to do best when we are out and about and he has new things to look at, touch and taste. Everything goes in his mouth these days! Dhyan does pretty well with solo play but seems to be entering a phase where he really wants a playmate… and if you start to walk away in the middle of playtime, he will let you know that is unacceptable. Playtime is becoming more and more hands on and interactive.
Sleeping: Oh sleep, you are a beast. We made such a wonderful sleep progress with Dhyan this month. He is sleeping much longer and hardly wakes up at night to feed. Every morning around 4-5 he wakes up to feed and goes back to sleep. He goes to bed in his crib but ends up in the bed with me in middle of the night when he starts tossing and turning. He seems to sleep better with me in bed and doesnt wake up! lol! I am going to really start soon sleep training, I know I have been talking about it over months!!!! This is my primary goal this upcoming month before he is 10 months old! fo real this time!!!
Dhyan still takes good long naps twice a day. I eventually would like to move to one nap a day but we are still way far from that..one thing at a time! lol.
Food: Solids have been very challenging. We are doing a mix of purees and baby lead weaning. Dhyan doesnt seem super interested in trying pieces of food yet. he does like potato chips and crackers for now. He does well on cereal and purees. He has food 3-4 times a day and breast milk on top. Dhyan is already pro using sippy cup so we are thinking to stop the bottles this upcoming month.
On the move: Dhyan is on the move, he is almost starting to crawl, could be anyday now! and walks all over the house with his walker. WE ALL GET TIRED RUNNING AFTER HIM !!! He loves to play hide and seek.. He is stilling well independently and loves talking….
- Making weird noises with his mouth
- Kicking his legs
- Bath time
- Gymboree classes
- Park time
- Swimming with grandma
- Rolling all over the place
- Walking in his walker
- Getting dressed
- Having his mouth/nose wiped
- When mom tries to see his teeth
- When he is playing with a toy and someone tries to take it away
- When someone turns off his nursery rhymes
- Being in one place for too long
- Going home from the park