Josh turned 10 months a couple of days ago, I know I say this every month but I really can’t believe it.. more so because we are heading scarily fast towards the big 1st birthday!
I found 9 months a funny one as he’d been 9 months in and then 9 months out and it most definitely went faster when he was out bringing complete joy to our lives!
I also reflected on the 9 month period into 3 segments… 1-3, 3-6 & 6-9 months. Looking back the first 3 months is a euphoric time, I expected this to be the worst and yes I was sore at the beginning and yes we barely got sleep but we had made a BABY and Christmas came which was magical and that kind of saw us through..
Then looking back I got sick on months 3-6 and the tiredness kicked in as well as a bit of the baby blues which I’ll write about more in a post soon. This was the toughest time for me.
Then Josh turned 6 months and things felt like they were falling into place, we were finding our groove as a little family. Josh only started sleeping fully through the night around 9 months so tiredness still played it’s part. I was no longer earning as part of my leave so money was tight too but he just went from strength to strength.
& I produced a little tummy podge after the ceasing of breastfeeding and return of my monthly period but the progression and joy that little boy brings you just sees you through all that. He’s my little pal and I love having him by my side.