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9 months later, where is baby?
This little being has grown up a lot, and baby no longer has anything to do with the infant who left the maternity ward! At 9 months old, his rapid growth and development continues, and he has already made a lot of progress.
The development of motor skills
Baby easily stays in a seated position, he tries to move around, to hold on to furniture to stand up and perhaps masters crawling, a stage which is not obligatory, because some children will start working straight away!
A baby's movements at the age of 9 months are more and more precise and his fine motor skills are developing: he can grasp small objects or food between his thumb and index finger, he grasps objects and examines them. from every angle, he holds his bottle alone...
Nutrition and meals for a 9 month old baby
Since the start of food diversification, babies have discovered new flavors and breast or infant milk is no longer their only source of nutrition. It's good meals based on purees, fruit compotes, cereals and bread croutons which are generally quite successful! At the age of 9 months, baby will start to put pieces in his mouth. Try offering them meals with a variety of foods , even those they don't like, to teach them to appreciate all tastes. If in doubt about baby's diet, ask your pediatrician for advice.
Language and emotions
If he doesn't speak yet, perhaps he has a few words that made you happy, like "daddy" or "mama", baby understands certain sounds, like his first name. Your little girl or boy expresses himself through repetitions of syllables or babbles that are not always easy to understand, but oh so adorable! He also uses body language, waving hello or goodbye with his hands.
Around 8-9 months, separation anxiety can appear, which manifests itself in loud screams and crying every time you leave your child. They are part of your baby's development and are more or less marked depending on the child. Try as much as possible not to make this period coincide with the start of daycare, and take the time to reassure baby and give him a cuddly toy with your scent before each departure.
His favorite games and toys
Baby enjoys many activities. His favorite games and toys are peek-a-boo (bursts of laughter guaranteed!), music (with a rattle, tapping on an object, etc.), nursery rhymes and finger games, games on his play mat, and cuddles with his blanket...
Baby is not the only one to have evolved, in 9 months, a lot of changes have taken place for the parents , and the mother in particular.
9 months later, where is the mother?
Welcoming a child (even more so if it is a first baby) is always a real upheaval in a family. The birth of a little boy or a little girl triggers a tsunami of happiness, of course, but which requires some adjustments and a new organization so that everyone finds their place in daily life.
Find your pre-pregnancy body
Do you know the saying “9 months to do, 9 months to undo”? “Making” a baby is long-term work, which will induce many changes in your body. The weight gain, more or less marked depending on the pregnancies, is certainly the most significant. If a few lucky women leave the maternity ward in their pre-pregnancy jeans, remember that this is not the most common, and that many women will need several months to eliminate the excess pounds. This is what we call the reverse pregnancy process: your body goes “in reverse” and changes take place month after month to return to your original figure. Think about Daylily treatments, like the Baume Onctueux, to take care of you and your skin, and make the postpartum period a gentler time!
A new organization…
These nine months were also an opportunity to set up a new organization, to test it, to adjust it to best combine your life as a mother, a wife and an employee (if that is your case). You have learned new actions: giving a bath, rocking baby to help him fall asleep, changing a diaper or preparing a bottle of milk...
You will have noticed: fatigue and mental workload increase considerably when a child is born and you often have to review your priorities or organize yourself differently. Appointments to the pediatrician, meal preparation, laundry, ironing clothes... If your mental workload as a mother remains (too) high, don't hesitate to get help: from your partner, a cleaning lady, by adapting your working hours, asking family and friends, etc.
…or a new life
And then this little baby may have awakened a desire for change in you or in your relationship. Perhaps you will want to move, go part-time or take parental leave to enjoy the baby more, or change path to develop a little more professionally.
It is normal to have to readjust certain habits and to need time to find a new organization after the birth of a baby. Things will fall into place naturally over time, until we reach a fulfilled family life, in which each member has found their place.