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My little grumpy cat boy is now 9 months old!

Here are some milestones and updates of Aidan!

  • Aidan has went for his first play gym trial! He's pretty indifferent to it but we think it'll be a good opportunity for him to socialise and have fun!
  • Like last month, he can stand assisted. He can stand for a longer time now and enjoys walking around with support!

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  • Baby led weaning is a success this month! He is beginning to take more now. We have fed him fruits such as apple, pear, mango, watermelon, honeydew, avocado, banana and vegetables such as carrots, sweet potato, broccoli. He has also taken chicken, salmon, pasta, egg yolk so far!
  • His bottom two teeth is out! He isn't as cranky as last month during his teething period however he still enjoys biting everything he can get his hands on.

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  • He still has a bit of separation anxiety, so we make sure to let him know we are around. Sometimes he cries when he wakes up alone. Oops.
  • His eczema is still around. The stubborn red mark on his left cheek is still there, like a birthmark. However it isn't as bad as last month. *fingers crossed*

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  • He has the silliest sleeping positions and is a deep sleeper. The other day, he flung his leg over Skai's face. Oops HAHAHHA.
  • He hates the carseat with a vengeance and wails now whenever he straps in. Feels weird that it's happening now as he was fine with it for the last few months.

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  • He now knows to "gesture" to us. For example he'll "wave" to us by opening and closing his palm.
  • He is still exclusively breastfed. He latches way more these days and he seems to be latching for comfort. I'm fine with it as I really do enjoy latching and the precious moment with him.
  • He greets us with the sweetest smiles and he just makes my heart sing every single day.

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Happy 9 months old my precious.

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We'll be planning for Aidan's 1 year birthday celebration soon. Do feel free to share tips and vendor recommendations! And if you'll like to collaborate, do contact me here!

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Oh my. Time has passed way too fast! Aidan is now 8 months old!

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Here are some updates and milestones that Aidan has gone thru!

  • Aidan has went for his first swim trial! He seems pretty indifferent to the whole experience. Not scared nor was he excited. LOL. I should totally blog about his previous Babyspa experiences soon!
  • Aidan can stand assisted easily now. He is also very comfortable sitting up.
  • Feeding isn't easy for him though. We are currently practicing baby led weaning but he doesn't take much food.
  • He is very sticky to us now. Whenever we walk away, he cries badly. Also, when we put him in his cot (we now try not to co-sleep since he is able to flip easily. I MISS CO-SLEEPING!), he wails!
  • He still has eczema, especially on his left cheek. Tried numerous creams and met PDs before too. Nothing seems to work.
  • He is teething, we see the slightest hint of his bottom two teeth. He also tends to bite everything now.
  • He is still an exclusively breastfed baby. My supply is dropping but I'm trying my best to keep it going. Thank god I squirrelled a considerable stash of milk away like a little squirrel going for winter.
  • Maybe because he is teething, he tends to latch a lot. Our little fella is very domineering now, he pushes me down and climbs on top of me to latch. LOL.
  • He shares the sweetest smiles when we come back to him. <3
  • Currently he has started babbling, in an attempt to talk. He says ababababa and dada now.

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Happy 8 months old my love. Every day with you is a blessing.

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We'll be planning for Aidan's 1 year birthday celebration soon. Do feel free to share tips and vendor recommendations! And if you'll like to collaborate, do contact me here!

Do check out my pregnancy and baby blog posts here:

Thanks for reading nadnut.com - Singapore Lifestyle Blog! Do follow me on TwitterFacebookInstagramDayre and Snapchat (nick: @nadnutdotcom) to get quicker updates of my life! For advertorials, media invitations or sponsored reviews, please contact me here.

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As some of you guys may know, Aidan is exclusively breastfed. And for us breastfeeding mamas, be it low supply or oversupply, any wastage is painful.

There are days where our babies may drink lesser than normal which will result in wastage of breastmilk. Most would chuck it away.

For me, I really bu shi de to throw. So I save the leftover milk. I've sent my expired milk to made into breastmilk charms and also into breastmilk soap. But there is always wastage accumulating.

Once in a few weeks, I would prepare milk bath for baby Aidan using the expired milk.

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I would fill about 450ml and dilute with warm water. Reason being, Aidan usually takes baths in this bath tub. I've seen other mamas not dilute their baths with water but I've yet to try that.

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Take note that there is usually a very strong fishy/metallic smell especially with frozen breastmilk.

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But it's worth it! I personally feel and noticed that Aidan's skin is more radiant and softer after each bath. But of course, it doesn't last forever lah. You'll need to constantly bathe in breastmilk.

So mamas with expiring breastmilk, don't chuck it away! Use it for breastmilk baths!

Do check out my pregnancy and baby blog posts here:

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I'll be writing a 4 piece series with Philips Avent in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week in August.

This is my final piece: Transitioning back to work. Have you read the first few pieces? I wrote about my pre-preparation for Aidan's arrival, bringing Aidan home and a dad's role.

I won't lie. Going back to work was hard. The first day I left Aidan, I cried. Honestly, I hated going back to work and being apart from Aidan.

It is still hard but it's much better now. My last piece will focus on how I managed to transition back to work.

Pre-preparation.

16 weeks of maternity leave is way too short. Seriously. In the beginning, Skai and I thought of sending Aidan to my MIL's place (she will be the primarily caregiver while I'm back at work) a week before I started work so that it would be easier for me to be apart from Aidan.

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