Eight months old

Our little boy is eight months already and I cannot believe that such a strong, boisterous little human has only taken eight months to evolve from such a tiny newborn. From last month,

we’ve seen (a lot) more rolling, moving about and he’s been interacting a lot more with his toys and books. He’s sitting up for longer periods than ever now and singing is another talent he likes to pursue. His bedtime gurgles definitely have a distinct harmony to them now!

In terms of sitting up, he can easily stay in that position for up to 20 minutes, playing with his toys, until he gets bored and purposefully topples over. He hasn’t yet managed to heave himself up from a lying down position, despite his best efforts to perform his first sit up! He likes to try and push up with his elbows, which also makes it seem like he’s doing baby yoga, but he seems to be quickly growing in strength at this stage. I’m convinced he will be fully crawling in a couple of weeks time: he is so close to doing it and already can manoeuvre himself around the room, sliding and rolling on his front and back.

Oscar being mobile is a scary prospect as I can no longer leave him and expect him to stay in the same place! This goes for nappy changing too: once a peaceful experience, it has become a nightmare of fumbling limbs and little fists working their way everywhere as he battles to flip himself over. I notice he is starting to rebel against me even more as he has his own ideas of what he wants to do and is strong enough to carry them out! Most of the time it is a game though: as soon as he sees me getting frustrated, he laughs and laughs until we all join in.

I used to naively envision parenthood to be the easy part: the baby would sweetly surrender to my every command and love me divinely while doing so, having a universal understanding that it was all for the best, I being the leader of our team. Instead, Oscar very much has his own way of doing things, and likes to try his hand at commanding me! He threatens to scream to get what he wants and likes to try it on with kind-looking, unsuspecting individuals.

Despite this, he’s such a good natured little boy and gets very excited when he has to change clothes or have a bath! He loves being tickled, in his armpits or on the soles of his feet. His bedtime is at 7pm and against my Grandma’s advice to keep him away from the TV (as long as possible, hehe), we watch In The Night Garden together before bedtime, just after tea and warm milk. Oscar is now on the SMA follow on milk (6 months+) and seems to have adjusted very well. We still have a few issues with lumpy foods and he has decided he is firmly against Shepherds’ Pie, despite our best efforts to persist with this dish!

He can’t get enough of his Fisherman’s Bake, Rice Pudding, Tapioca – of course yoghurts! – and a new dish we have tried, Sweet and Sour Chicken. We often mash our food up for him to eat but reach for a little ready made pot whenever it is not possible to do so. Not quite possible with the very occasional Domino’s pizza so it’s an amazing thing to have backup meals available!

Thanks so much for reading!! Do you have any favourite foods from when you were little? ♡

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  1. silvia
    January 10, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    he is so little and cute ~ ww
    I love children I would like to be a babysitter to play with them, teach, give the food etc. β™₯
    Uhm I remember I liked "plasmon cookies" idk I would like to eat them right now too hehe πŸ˜€ but well when I was a child I didn't like a lot of foods and it was like that since last year!! Now I eat more different things, we always do progresses πŸ˜‰

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    • elizabeth
      January 13, 2016 / 3:23 pm

      Awww thank you Silvia!! That's really cool, I have never heard of those! My brother was one of the fussiest babies as well haha xD hopefully he will too as he gets older! β™‘

  2. DontBurstMyBubble
    January 10, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    OH my gosh he's looking absolutely addorable , what beautiful photography πŸ™‚ YOu're pictures of him are particularly impressive now he's starting to move more in his Baby yoga style ways hehe πŸ™‚ He seems so sweet and I'm on his side and don't like shepards pie either aha πŸ™‚

    Lots of love,Marianne xxx

    myhappybubblexx.blogspot.co.uk/

    • elizabeth
      January 13, 2016 / 3:22 pm

      Awww thanks so much Marianne, that's so kind! Haha he won't keep still either, he always wants to be off somewhere xD haha I'm on that team too! β™‘

  3. Beth
    January 10, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    So sweet & brilliant photos. Not from when I was a baby, but when I was in nursery I loved tomatoes. Some friends still remember me eating the whole bowlful of the playtime tomatoes – oops, haha!xx

    bethmay75.blogspot.co.uk

    • elizabeth
      January 13, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      Thanks so much Beth! Haha awww, tomatoes are really great to grow, I'd love to have them in the garden for when Oscar starts nomming them xD β™‘

  4. darriyan cateland
    January 10, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    He is adorable!! So sweet! Lovely Post!

    Darriyan x

    darriyancateland.blogspot.co.uk/

    • elizabeth
      January 13, 2016 / 3:26 pm

      Thanks so much Darriyan!! πŸ˜€ β™‘

  5. Rosie
    January 10, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Aww Oscar is so gorgeous! I love the photo's, they're really professional and look like something out of a baby catalogue. Oscar has some really cute traits, love the fact that he likes to sing and do baby yoga! He sounds like a lovely little baby and you seem like a great mum. πŸ™‚ x

    • elizabeth
      January 13, 2016 / 3:28 pm

      Hi Rosie! Awww thanks so much, that means a lot! πŸ˜€ haha he's got some little hobbies already xD that and playing with his musical torch and ball! awww that's so kind!! β™‘

  6. lovely-everything
    January 10, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    Hello Elizabeth πŸ˜€
    I loved your blog as well. Very cute! I will follow (as in instagram). Thanks for your comment πŸ™‚
    Your baby is so beautiful and the photos are great. <3

    Wish you the best, kiss

    Rita

    • elizabeth
      January 13, 2016 / 3:29 pm

      Hi Rita! That's so kind, thank you so much! πŸ˜€ β™‘

  7. Wellemma
    January 10, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    Aww he's the cutest! It's so funny how such little things in life can be the biggest things at that age.
    My fave food when I was little used to me mashed plum, or so I've heard and I used to call it "poom" πŸ˜€
    Hope you've had a fab week!
    Emma xxx

    wellemma.com

    • elizabeth
      January 13, 2016 / 10:06 pm

      Hi Emma! Awww thank you, it's just the simple little things, like making a funny noise and him laughing, that are the best xD awww that's adorable! I hope you have too! πŸ˜€ β™‘

  8. Unknown
    January 11, 2016 / 12:46 am

    Aw so adorable! X
    graciousghost.blogspot.com

    • elizabeth
      January 14, 2016 / 12:37 pm

      Thanks so much Adele! πŸ˜€ β™‘

  9. Unknown
    January 11, 2016 / 12:47 am

    Aw so adorable! X
    graciousghost.blogspot.com

  10. blossomikebana
    January 11, 2016 / 2:15 am

    He's the most beautiful baby boy I've ever seen!!! It's really lucky to have you as his mother πŸ™‚

    blossomikebana.com

    • elizabeth
      January 14, 2016 / 12:39 pm

      Awwww Paula, you so kind, thank you!! πŸ˜€ β™‘

  11. Bash Harry
    January 11, 2016 / 6:01 am

    EEEP! What a cutie! Ermergerd, can I just hold him and cuddle him to oblivion please?! Ohmy gosh, he gets it from the mother! Ohhhh he's so cuuute. What a smart cutie he is!

    xx Bash | H E Y Β  B A S HΒ | bloglovin'

    • elizabeth
      January 14, 2016 / 12:39 pm

      Hey Bash! Awww of course, that's so sweet! xD haha you are welcome to borrow him for a short time, thank you!! β™‘

  12. anoddgirl
    January 11, 2016 / 7:39 am

    He is so beautiful!!!
    xx
    anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au/

    • elizabeth
      January 14, 2016 / 12:40 pm

      Thanks so much anoddgirl!! πŸ˜€ β™‘

  13. DiagonSally
    January 11, 2016 / 10:08 am

    What a charming little baby, beautiful eyes! This was so entertaining to read, it must be so exciting to check off the growth and development of your baby. X

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

    • elizabeth
      January 14, 2016 / 12:41 pm

      Hi Sally! Aw thanks so much, it's really exciting watching him change and develop! It's so bizarre in a way πŸ˜€ β™‘

  14. Imke
    January 11, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    Awwww these photos are all so incredibly adorable! He's such a gorgeous little guy & you must be so proud of him!
    XO IMKE | Pastellics

    • elizabeth
      January 14, 2016 / 12:42 pm

      Aw thanks so much Imke! I'm so proud of him growing older and developing new traits, it's amazing to watch πŸ˜€ β™‘

  15. Faith
    January 11, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    he is so precious!!! awwwwww!

    • elizabeth
      January 14, 2016 / 12:47 pm

      Awwww thank you Faith!! β™‘

  16. NatiDΓ­
    January 11, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    Now that I think about it, banana baby food ~ ! β™‘
    I hope you have a wonderful year. Your child looks so healthy and vivid!

    Ohdearmilk βœ§γƒ»γ‚œ*

    • elizabeth
      January 14, 2016 / 12:49 pm

      That's so cute Rari!! Thank you for sharing with me and for your lovely comment, that means a lot πŸ˜€ I hope you do too! β™‘

  17. Rakel
    January 11, 2016 / 11:41 pm

    Sooo cute! ^^

    alovelystyle.com/?

    • elizabeth
      January 14, 2016 / 12:50 pm

      Thanks so much Rakel! β™‘

  18. nameless writer
    January 12, 2016 / 12:14 am

    he's so adorable!! this was such a cute post β™₯

    • elizabeth
      January 14, 2016 / 12:50 pm

      Awww thank you, I'm glad you liked it! πŸ˜€ β™‘

  19. Unknown
    January 12, 2016 / 1:27 am

    ADORABLE! You're going to have some great pictures to show his future spouse, hehehe

    Brittny | brittnykindred.com

    • elizabeth
      January 14, 2016 / 12:51 pm

      Thanks so much Brittny! πŸ˜€ haha, definitely on my mind! xD β™‘

  20. Jess | The Indigo Hours
    January 12, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    What a gorgeous little man! Sounds like he's growing up fast and keeping you busy <3

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

    • elizabeth
      January 14, 2016 / 12:52 pm

      Thanks so much Jess!! Haha yes absolutely xD β™‘

  21. ice pandora
    January 12, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    What a handsome little guy Oscar is πŸ˜€
    Sounds like Oscar is a good eater πŸ˜‰ very good!
    Your pictures are so dreamy as well c:
    Xx Ice Pandora

    • elizabeth
      January 14, 2016 / 1:02 pm

      Aw thank you so much Ice! πŸ˜€ hehe he is not a fussy eater, except for Shepherds Pie xD awww that means a lot, thank you! β™‘

  22. Unknown
    January 12, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    Oscar is adorable and he's growing so fast! Soon he will be taking his first steps, then you can take him to walks πŸ™‚ x

    elabellaworld.com

    • elizabeth
      January 14, 2016 / 1:03 pm

      Thanks so much Ela! He is growing very fast and already loves standing and walking with us holding his upper body! That will be lovely πŸ˜€ β™‘

  23. h
    January 15, 2016 / 7:35 am

    Oh my goodness how ADORABLE!! AWWW he is the sweetest cutest babe eveeeer <3

    XOXO,
    HaeMin

    haekunamatata.com

  24. MakeErinOver
    January 16, 2016 / 10:15 am

    Aww he is so lovely. Making me broody! my little guy is 4 now, no where near as adorable lol

    Dont worry about him not being able to sit up himself just yet, they don't learn until they can crawl, then they realise then can push back and sit down… oh the fun of that age, make sure you have nothing you love around the house (because it will be drooled on or broken the minute he becomes mobile!) What a lovely little guy πŸ˜€

    makeerinover.co.uk

  25. Www.BrilliantOrchid.com
    January 17, 2016 / 3:35 am

    Adorable! My nephew is named Oscar also! Just wait until he's running around- so much fun!
    Xo
    Dawn
    brilliantorchid.com

  26. Shilpa
    January 18, 2016 / 8:56 am

    He is so lovely
    No words to say
    Hugs to him n yoo
    Happy new year !
    shilpachandrasekheran.blogspot.in/?m=1

  27. Katie Lou
    February 7, 2016 / 11:05 am

    He is adorable! You are so lucky x

    katielou99.blogspot.co.uk

  28. Unknown
    February 7, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    Aw he is adorable!! So cute. Followed you on Bloglovin' and GFC πŸ™‚ amazing blog, love the design too! xxxx

    Phoebe & Abida // phoebida.blogspot.co.uk

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    January 14, 2017 / 4:58 am

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