Monday, February 16, 2015

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Alaska: Welcome to your second year. This time last year I was bursting with anticipation to meet you, wondering about every little detail about you, and here you are, a hilarious little lady who is growing up way too fast.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Monthly updates: 10 months





At ten months, Alaska is a real chatterbox, she chatters jibberish pretty much all day, every day. She is also really clingy and was sick a lot this month. She loves to dance and listen to music. We play music on our phones for her and she loves to hold them while she dances. She bit me a lot this month as she got her two top teeth with a cute little gap in between! She started to figure out lids and loves to take a lid off and on a bottle or jar. She HATES getting dressed and getting her nappy changed and will wiggle around and crawl away every time. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Monthly updates: 9 months



At nine months, Alaska has started figuring out how to mimic others, which is really fun. She said her first word this month, which was 'hello.' I was unsure at first if she was actually saying it and thought I was just being a typical mum and imagining it, but others heard it too! She is obsessed with her teddy bear, which we call 'Teddy' and will light up every time she sees it and carries it around everywhere. She has started to squeal at the top of her lungs, blow raspberries on us and clack her tongue and thinks this is all very fun. This month she developed a love for sleeping on her tummy, and even tries to manoeuvre herself to breastfeed while lying on her tummy. She is still a pretty crappy sleeper and this month likes to have her body touching her Mama while she sleeps. The cutest thing she did this month was started to dance. She loves music and will bop up and down and wave her arms. Alaska loves banana and will often eat a whole one at a time. She also loves being out and about and gets bored when we spend a whole day at home. She will often smile at people when we are out and about even if they are not looking at her. Another funny thing she has started to do this month is fake laugh.



Saturday, December 27, 2014

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Alaska: My little girl. At the start of this project you were still inside of me. I knew nothing about you, and here you are! A big 10 month old, crawling, talking and trying to walk. You are perfect to me. Motherhood has not always been easy, but it is all so worth it. I have loved this project so much! 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Alaska: You sleep best when snuggled into me and wake every few hours to have some milk and to make sure I'm still around. You wake when the sun rises almost always with a smile on your face.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Monthly updates: 8 months



At eight months Alaska is developing more and more personality. She does a very cute kissy face where she scrunches up her nose and purses her lips. She has also discovered her tongue and likes to poke it out and has started sticking her fingers in her nose! She has become a very fast crawler and often pants while she crawls from excitement. She eats everything and anything off the ground. I can give her a food while she sits in her high chair but she won't be interested... Only to find her eating scraps of that very same food off the floor the next moment. Sometimes when she sees someone she doesn't know well she nuzzles her little head into her shoulder and smirks and it is adorable. When her Papa comes home from work she cannot contain her excitement and bounces up and down. Her hair has really grown a lot this month. She is also pulling herself up onto everything, strengthening her muscles for walking. She dislikes being left alone even for a second and is quite clingy. Her sleeping has gotten even worse and she will sometimes only sleep when worn in the carrier. We're guessing this is because she is teething and slowly cut her two bottom teeth towards the end of month eight. 

Monthly updates: 7 months



At seven months Alaska has started to crawl. She has also developed a little bit of separation anxiety and is no longer happy to sit and play by herself for long periods of time. She is discovering her mouth and loves to blow air softly. She also flaps her arms up and down when she is excited. Her favourite foods are pears and bananas and she doesn't like strawberry or mango so much surprisingly. Her sleeping has really gone downhill again and she is waking so often that it is driving me nuts! She is breastfeeding like a newborn again and we suspect that she may be teething. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

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Alaska: I love the peacefulness of your sleep. I often stare at you in these moments and shake my head in disbelief about how perfect you are. I can't believe you came from me and your Papa. Being a Mum is the most challenging thing I've ever done, especially when you have woken so often at night that I have had only a few hours sleep for months at a time, but it is so worth it. I pour everything into you and it is so hard and wonderful and so right. You complete me.

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Alaska: I adore this picture! It was taken at your Aunty Sarah and Uncle Jonathan's wedding. You and your Aunty Holly have such a close bond and it makes me smile.