The most important progress during the month was getting on his feet without any surface to lean on, all by himself. He also has taken a few steps, but it’s quite not walking, yet (though as I understand then some consider getting up on feet as walking?). He knows it’s time to clap his hands when we ask it in Estonian “plaksu plaksu”, and 50/50 that he points at his nose when we ask him where his nose is. Such a smart baby! 👶
A few days after Tristan turned 9 months we went on our first trip with him. He was really brave travel buddy. He was unbelievebly social, interacting with people around us, old and young. Funny that at home it takes a lot more time for him to get used to people who visit us before he starts his long conversations 🤷♀️
His most common words are “mämm määmm emmmme mmemm”, meaning more or less “yumm yummy mummy mum”, but also “täh/äitäh (aitäh)” is in his speech, translated “thank you”. Plus “gagaa, guguu, dadaa” etc.
Okay, summer is busy time, so that a short post should suit you (and me)! Here’s our monthly video to end the entry:
Summer is slowly waving somewhere in the yonder, but many sorts of berries are already available. Mainly not yet domestic catch, but worth buying though. Here is one summerly sweet receipt: greek yoghurt dessert with berries.
These days it feels like Tristan is developing every day. It is said that during this age babies personality will start developing, starting from finding his favourite toys and ending with getting more independant to explore the world. At this age they also may start feeling separation anxiety. Continue reading “Our eighth month with Tristan”
When planning a trip, I usually make a wide list of places I want to go and see. Then I mark these destinations on a map and eliminate excessive places, so that we will be left a convenient route to drive during our stay there. Our Portugese roundtrip turned out like this:
During his seventh month, Tristan gained so many new skills: *he is talking by using more vocals than before; *he started coming on his fours, hands and feet, like in yoga cat-cow position and crawling; *he made his way from belly-time to sitting position without any help from us. Here’s a short video of some moments:
We went to Black & White photo studio with a bunch of Moms a few weeks ago. They rent a playroom and as an extra service they offer taking photos as well. There are two quite spacious open playrooms and for photoshoot there’s a separate room with various items, such as toys, different baby carriages, baby shoes etc, that can be used. As we went there with a group, everything went quite in a hurry – I think Tristan and me were infront of the camera maximum for 6 minutes. Many said that they are kind of disappointed, but I think I’m rather pleased with the result. Here are some shots of me and Tristan:
Oh boy, sleeping 3 hours in a row is a dream… 😴 I have had that opportunity two times since the beginning of November 🤦♀️ Not speaking about sleeping through the night as the last time was perhaps in the end of June… Lately we have had nights where Tristan hasn’t sleep even 1 hour in a row. Don’t know whether his teeth might be hurting his gums. 🤷♀️
We know that vegetables lose vitamins when boiled. I wanted to make a sweet potato puree without boiling the food, BUT we do not have a food steamer in our household. Using a tip from other Moms and a lovely friend of mine, I managed to steam the food by using existing tools as can be seen here:
Just add a little water in a bottom of a cooking pot and steam veges in stainless strainer above the hot water in a low heat. Do not forget to use a pot cover!