Frey at 9 months

Nine months old today
Just leaving for hospital at 42 weeks pregnant
Just leaving for hospital at 42 weeks pregnant

 Nine months in and nine months out, my little boy turned nine months old today. Well, it’s almost nine months in and out, he arrived two weeks late after a two day induction, but that doesn’t flow as well does it?


This past month has seen some big changes. A few days after Frey turned eight months old he started to crawl, after what seemed like ages of lying on his tummy and waving his legs as fast as he could. He has perfected this skill over the past four weeks, and now can race around the house. The funniest is when he decides to race off mid nappy change, and a new favourite trick is, whilst I am changing his nappy before bedtime, opening up the bedroom door and crawling away onto the landing! I need to do some serious baby proofing of the house over the next week or so.

Important calls
I have some very important calls to make today

Frey is now not as interested in his toys as he once was. He used to happily sit and play with his toys for ages, but now he is on the move there are so many new things that he can reach and play with, if we don’t stop him quickly enough. New favourites are the remote control, and any sort of paper which he will gleefully tear up. And eat.

Talking of eating, weaning is now going really well, despite all my worries at the beginning. Frey has a big appetite and loves meal times. And you can tell, he is such a chunk now! He has his next health visitor review next week and I’m pretty sure he will have jumped up through the centile charts, he seems so much bigger than his friends of the same age, and has the scrummiest chubby belly and legs!

Learning to count? These beads are fun to play with anyway!

I went to London for the night this past weekend, to attend Blogfest, and Frey and I had our first night apart, whilst he stayed in Cardiff with his Mamgu and Grandad. From what I’m told, I think the separation was harder for me than for him! He loves his Mamgu and Grandad so much, which is so lovely to see.

Frey and Mamgu

Frey and Grandad



Happy nine months my little bear, you bring me so much joy every single day.

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  1. Bryn | 23rd Nov 15

    Walking way before ten months I suspect! Such a gorgeous, scrumptious little man xx

  2. Alison | 23rd Nov 15

    My word Becky, Frey is getting so big now! Its always surprising how quickly they go from infant to baby to toddler and Frey will be walking before you know it.

    • thesparklenest | 23rd Nov 15

      I know, he has absolutely shot up recently! I’m sure walking won’t be far off, he’s trying so hard to pull himself to his feet now. Where did my tiny baby go? It’s so quick, but it’s wonderful watching him change so much every day. Even his face is looking more grown up now.

  3. Gianna | 23rd Nov 15

    Frey is too cute ???
    I went over my due date too, urgh ?
    First night away is so hard, he looks like he had fun though :)
    #fartglitter :) xxx
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    • thesparklenest | 23rd Nov 15

      It was a crazy time, about a month of waiting to go into labour any minute, I’m sure he would still be in there if he could be! x

  4. The Gifted Gabber | 24th Nov 15

    Oh, those busy nine month olds! My first was walking before 10 months — so watch out! Seems like Frey may be headed that route. By the way, I love the name Frey! That is a unique name – at least for the U.S. Stopped by via #fartglitter. — Amy @

    • thesparklenest | 25th Nov 15

      I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s walking before 10 months, once he learned to crawl he was off, now he keeps getting onto his feet and waving his bum in the air, it’s so cute! I’m glad you like his name, I think it’s quite unusual here too, I’m always getting told it is :-) x Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows | 25th Nov 15

    Aw, what a cutie. I fondly remember the immobile days. When they get going is when the trouble starts!
    Thanks for linking up to #fartglitter x
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    • thesparklenest | 25th Nov 15

      Thank you, I’ve just ordered him a play pen in the hope he will be happy in there! He’s getting pretty independent, its so funny to watch! x

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