9 months going on to 10 months!

[17-23 Aug]

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IMG_2773IMG_2777Hudson is 10 months old! He can imitate me doing the wheels turning motion with the round Ikea heat mats after I showed him a few times while singing the “Wheels on the Bus” song. Smart boy. He fell from our bed during a nap when I left him unsupervised for a while (I found him on the floor. Yikes and I cried) but since then, he would learn to go butt down instead of head down.IMG_2786IMG_2788He managed to stay still for the monthly photo (lol):IMG_2795IMG_2797This is a more accurate picture of his usual everyday self, happily exploring around the house:

IMG_2831IMG_2834IMG_2850Just trying to get a selfie with my babyIMG_2855He loves the dirty matsIMG_2857IMG_2859IMG_2862

He babbles a lot of “mamama, bababa” recently, very talkative. He also likes to raise his hand up and gesture like an Italian.IMG_2878and holds objects up (with one hand, he’s strong)!IMG_2886Those moments that we get to spend with our baby after coming home from work…IMG_2914IMG_2935

 

9 months week 4

[10-16 Aug 2020]IMG_2606IMG_2598Busy, busy, busy! That’s what the week has looked like for little Hudson who is always busy with his hands–finding things to grab and explore–standing up and down (mostly still needing support in order to stand up), and crawling to his objects/places of interests, which unfortunately includes the kitchen (dangerous) and dirty floor mats.IMG_2626IMG_2630When I’m busy working from home, he would go to the secret beach with aunty and our neighbours to play with sand, eat snacks…

Yea, basically I’m he still does not sit still to read a book. He only likes to eat containers and other things. He likes to crawl to the edge of the bed/sofa so it’s kind of dangers and he’s so strong and I have to catch him using a lot of strength and quickly before he gets into trouble.

He went to our neighbour’s house for a play date with his two friends. It’s good that he can explore new places, toys, and interact with peers.

He’s also gotten really good at escaping from our grasp/carry by sliding his body downwards when he wants to go and play instead of sleep, etc.

He has also started to walk by holding on to the table (he can go around our living room table now).

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Always taking things out from drawers and standing up.

IMG_2653IMG_2655IMG_2656Escaping very quickly from my supervisionIMG_2657We went back to Taipo on Saturday to move more things over. H clapped his hands (my first time seeing it!) while sitting on our bed. So cute. He also enjoys pushing things e.g. this bench.IMG_2664Back in our home on Sunday, we made grilled chicken breast for him so he can have some fun with finger food. I realised that we have given up on BLW for a long while because he would throw up after successfully biting off big pieces of food, but actually we should give him softer smaller pieces of food or bigger chunk of food e.g. meat that he can suck the juice of. Also, the goal of BLW before the age of 1 is not to make him full per say, but to let him experiment with food’s different textures etc. I decided to let him eat finger food again since I saw how much he enjoys holding on to his own foods and bringing them to his own mouth (good practice for hand-eye coordination; plus, he’s always busy anyway with his hand, might as well let him do something with a goal and boosts his skill & confidence). Also, I have been really into the no added sugar or salt rule that we restricted what he could eat and made a lot of his meals not tasty (he loved to eat when the food is flavourful-e.g. chicken soup etc), so I thought oil is also prohibited, but reading BLW recipes and stuffs, I realise that he can eat more kinds of food than I thought.IMG_2671 (1)Trying to escape: IMG_2682Going on a walk on Sunday (but he was not in the mood again/sleepy?)IMG_2694IMG_2696Maybe it was hot too.IMG_2704IMG_2709IMG_2712IMG_2713IMG_2718IMG_2721IMG_2727IMG_2730

See what I mean? He’s always busy exploring.

IMG_2729Baba is training H to brush his teeth twice a day.

 

 

9 months week 3

[3-9 August]

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H crawls really fast and his favourite places to go are the kitchen, front door and hallway rug. He still communicates with me using sounds like “hmm” “enn.” He loves going outdoors still. I started working full time again this week so I didn’t get to see H that much.IMG_2280IMG_2284

IMG_2312IMG_2358IMG_2330 (1)IMG_2362Saturday was our first time at this beach (it wasn’t H’s first time as he had been there with his friend F a few times.IMG_2381IMG_2387IMG_2388IMG_2415IMG_2463These two nights he likes to flap his arms excitedly in a kneeling position while rocking back and forth excitedly. He’s also bending his head/neck backwards. He will try to grab my phone and grab his fingers on my laptop keyboard whenever he gets a chance. 

Today, we saw the two teeth on either sides of his two front teeth! He might be having more teeth coming out because he’s still biting his fingers a lot and have saliva. He also tries to bite the brown cushiony material that’s supposed to protect him from bumping into furniture. 

He loves playing with containers and especially opening the lids repeatedly. 

IMG_2484One for the record (of him being difficult).

Happily watching daddy clean the glass doors on Sunday evening. Family time.

IMG_2527IMG_2533See my hand grabbing on to his shirt/supporting him? That’s the behind the scene of my everyday with him while he goes around exploring the world.IMG_2537He likes to pull curtains and towels too.

The Jacob’s biscuits tin acts as his drum and he loves to eat these Jacob’s crackers too.

9 months week 2

[27 July-2 Aug 2020]

We had a fruitful day today, starting with a nice breakfast, then cleaning the garden (at some point I took a nap with H on the sofa because though he was okay with sleeping by himself on the couch for a while while all three of us could clean/organise, he stirred and I had to stay with him. We had lunch, then H took a nap with aunty while N and I cleared the bedroom.IMG_1577

Around 2:40pm, we set out to Mui Wo to visit Sabrina’s house. H was smiling shyly when we first greeted Sabrina. He enjoyed exploring the fuzzy texture of their living room carpet, standing up at their table and cabinets. We had a nice afternoon tea: Nicholas’ homemade oat banana cake (H got a small taste too, no added sugar), coffee, and croissants with cheese and ham. IMG_1654IMG_1701IMG_1740IMG_1745IMG_1751IMG_1752IMG_1754IMG_1772 Then we went to buy some groceries in the supermarkets and bakery. It was a nice family evening—a different kind of life. N & I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere very much. At night, our neighbour even gave us egg tarts he bought from Tung Chung (today was the last day that people can eat in at restaurants and stuffs before the tightened Covid-related law bans this common activity too).

-typed on 28 July Tuesday

IMG_1876I love H’s cheeky, wink-eye grin.IMG_1888You can see his four teeth.IMG_1889IMG_1903

Tai Ma came to visit on Thursday afternoon (the last Thurs that I don’t have to work). H didn’t mind the smell of durian that TM is eating.

Fun times!IMG_2014IMG_1963He still loves the outdoor so much and would stop his complaining (whatever it was about—sleepy, milk, want to be carried standing up instead of sitting down, etc) if he gets to go out. The problem is, he wants to go outside even during hot noontime. Haha.

IMG_2062H had some fun inside the plastic container—bathing outdoors, “car rides”, colourful ball pit, and just practising standing up in it.

IMG_2026N brought home a secondhand motorbike from his colleague two days ago and H immediately knew how to turn the steering wheel, hold on to the shift gear and press the buttons on the bike. I was so impressed! He looks like a pro-driver, just like his daddy!IMG_2111He likes to look up at the umbrella because he finds it fascinating.IMG_2132IMG_2156IMG_2157Those giggles ❤IMG_2159IMG_2161IMG_2164H also loves getting up and down easily holding on to the low living room table and tv console. Yesterday while I was at work (the only day I had to go to office this week), he discovered the glass window corner that overlooks the walkway into our house and leads to the road. He loved climbing up to it because he can see the cars from there.IMG_2173IMG_2176Spinning the wheel. It’s fascinating to see him discover new things.IMG_2184IMG_2180hands offIMG_2198

Life lately

IMG_2155IMG_2169Our strawberry plant (from N’s colleague)

Instead of links lately, since we have limited internet connection in Lantau, I have “living” more (though I could do more)—walks outside (H goes on much more with aunty than I do), breakfasts, reading, and Bible study/prayer.

I’ve made myself some nicer breakfasts this past week that reminded me of days in Italy host home (this house’s older tile design and dining wares give off that Napoli vibe). Though, as a mom of a baby, I do feel guilty sometimes taking a long time making my breakfast because before I could finish, my baby almost always needs me already, and it leaves me with little time to do other more important stuffs that I need to do e.g. work (so I can have more time to spend playing with H later, swapping the time), daily necessities etc. I need to learn to relax as a mom more, because sometimes i get so worked up wanting to watch over his every movement (but he did fall down and bump his head a couple of times during my supervision). He’s also been waking up a lot to ask for milk since moving in here (new environment) and perhaps he’s also hungry since he’s getting bigger in size.