Junya turns 9 months today!
Honestly i don’t really remember anything life-changing happening in the past few weeks, so i’d say it’s a month of steady strengthening instead of breakthroughs. For example the beginning of his 8th month he started pulling to stand with much struggle, and by the end of it he did it like a piece of avocado. Into the first week he dropped 4 out of 5 Egg Boro i gave him, and the past few days he’s been picking up food off his plate like a juggler!
So let’s see what else sort of happened in the past month:
1. <3 day naps
By <3 i mean less than three, literally. He has transitioned from 3 afternoon naps to 2. He used to snack nap at like 10am, 2pm, 4pm, and then 8pm goes to bed. Now he naps at 10am then once at 2 or 3pm, then tahan until 7pm bath time! Usually by 5 or 6 he gets crankily sleepy, but if he naps then i won’t be able to do anything until late night T___T
2. Super glue
Last month he was all smiles. Now the thunderstorms are all around.
Have you seen unhappy Junya before? Here you go.
The danna sent me this picture when i was away from Junya for an event. His stranger anxiety has extended to his own father T_____T. (Sometimes when the danna leaves for work, i’ll pick up Junya and send him out the door, and he’d tell his son sadly, “Junya, do you remember? I am your father! …… Maybe.” LOLOLOL)
Anyway… Now i can’t even step away to pick up a piece of dropped breadcrumb. T_____T. Forget about shower. T______T.
Can you wise mommies tell me, when will this go away??? When can i actually disappear for a second without him wailing like a kidnapped child???? T__T
Ok i take it back. One day soon (very soon!) he’s gonna tweet that he can’t wait for this naggy mom to leave his sight. And then block me on his Instagram. NoooooooOoOOoOooooo. And i’m gonna regret taking this for granted. Forever. T__T.
*super-glues self to son*
3. Safe zone
Junya’s cot is no longer usable. He could pull himself to stand and could anytime topple over. Uh oh.
So now the cot is officially lowered to be his jail.
4. First CNY
Hmmm. Chinese adults……
We went back to home town, and it was the first time Junya receives ang pows!
(FINALLY 我回本了!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AFTER 2 YEARS OF GIVING NO RECEIVING!!!! YEAH!!! MORE BABIES PLEASE!!!)
5. New MileSTONE
You know, i really didn’t think that i would turn into one of those parents who take pictures of their baby’s everything. Including poop. (Don’t give me that face! As if you didn’t!!!!!)
So yea his solids are now solid enough to make him pass solid. I was so amazed by it that i took a picture of it to eternalise this significant first..
(I actually forced the danna to see it much to his dismay lolol. I MEAN, THE DAD HAS THE RIGHT TO KNOW! And i mean, which dad doesn’t like to see his own son’s pot of gold?!??!?)
Here it is. Junya’s first solid poop:
Either you are very relieved now, or you’ll never want to eat ramen ever again. Either way, you are welcome.
I’m quite happy that he’s eating pretty well! So far he hasn’t spat out anything yet so i guess i won’t have to doubt my cooking skill yet. But then he’s also not gaining much weight for about a few months already T____T. How could this be?
He can now fully sit on his own, and stand quite steadily with support. Kind of sort of not really cruising too. He almost doesn’t crawl anymore. The only time he crawls is to get to something he could use to pull to stand T___T.
I. AM. SO. TIRED.
1. Super glue
I mean, you can’t glue something to nothing. 一个巴掌拍不响。May as well just enjoy the warmth of gum.
On the plus side of his slow weight gain is that i could still easily carry him with me in a carrier. The stroller is sitting at home waiting to rot.
And luckily he quite easily falls asleep whenever he’s with me, so it makes things much easier then i have to go out with him alone. The other day i went to number76 for hair maintenance, he was sleeping from the taxi and throughout the whole coloring and treatment. When i had to wash my hair he just lied down on my chest without ever waking up lolol. Did i say superglue??
2. I AM SO TIRED.
Junya, can you please like papa too?