Sunday, 9 October 2011

Dear Baby Chai

Today you are seven months old. It has been the most happy, amazing, rewarding and tiring seven months of my life. You are a beautiful child, very alert, curious, active and happy. You have a beautiful smile that lights up your whole face. Your laugh is infectious and makes everyone who hears it laugh along with you.

You are so curious about the world, it all fascinates you. I'd love to know what you are thinking as you watch and take everything in. Lots of people tell me that you are an old soul as you are so alert. You've been that way since you were born. You love to watch people and are fascinated by other babies. You talk to them and touch their faces and really try to connect with them, it's beautiful to watch.

You are a very determined little man and want to do everything that Dad I do. You drink out of my water bottle or cup and eat off my plate. If you don't want to eat the food that I'm trying to feed you, you will always eat whatever I'm eating. You are great at eating, the only food I've given you that you don't like is natural yoghurt and I can't blame you for that one. You love to feed yourself, I can see an independant streak already.

At the moment you are trying your best to crawl. You can get up on your hands and knees and rock forwards and backwards. You've figured out how to launch yourself forwards, which usually ends in a faceplant. Luckily you are tough so this doesn't usually bother you, unless you land on something hard. You can also balance on your hands and feet and are trying to pull yourself up to a standing position. You love to stand up and are so delighted with yourself when I hold your hands and you pull yourself up, you stand there with a huge smile on your face looking so proud. You can sit up for about a minute and can nearly push yourself back into a sitting position from your hands and knees. At the moment you haven't figured out how to push yourself right back to a sitting position so you end up half sitting.

You can now roll the whole way over and spend a lot of time rolling around on the floor, playing with your toys. At the moment your favorite toy is a body lotion bottle with rice in it. You like it because the top is the perfect size to fit in your mouth for you to chew on.

You chew on everything. If you can get it in your mouth you'll chew on it and if you can't get it in your mouth you'll suck on it. You love sucking on Daddy's tattoo's and have left love bites on me.

This week you got your first tooth. It's the bottom right one. You had a really fussy day on Monday and your tooth came through on Tuesday. I think the other bottom tooth will be making an appearance soon as you've been a bit fussy for the last few days and that's unusual for you.

You still don't like your pram and prefer to be carried so that you can see all the action (and smile at all the girls). 

One of your favourite things to do is look at yourself in the mirror. We do that every day and you spend lots of time smiling and talking to yourself.

For the last three weeks you've been sleeping in your own room. The first few nights were difficult but since then you've been sleeping a lot better, so it was obviously the right time for you to have your own room. 

I can't imagine my life without you, I spent a long time waiting for you and am so delighted that you are finally here. You are everything that I hoped you would be and more. 


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this:) So very sweet, and I think it's a great idea to have pieces of their childhood to look back on one day, like this post. Beautiful x

  2. That's a really lovely post.
    My little man is 7 months old on the 14th of this month so I can relate to almost everything you have written about what your bub does :-)

  3. That is such a lovely post Anissa. Your little bub certainly is growing up! xx


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