10 Month Update!

Today is the 15th June which means that Amelia is ten months old!! This is crazy!! I cannot believe she is ten months meaning that she is very nearly one; I say this every time but time is just going too fast.

A lot has changed since her 8 month update.

Amelia & I just this week (June2014)

Amelia & I just this week (June2014)

She was previously in a pavlik harness after being diagnosed with shallow hips at 6 weeks old. Amelia completed the 16 week program in the harness, having physiotherapy and ultrasounds and is now just an outpatient. She had her second outpatient appointment at the beginning of May consisting of an x-ray and a consultant check. As I suspected seeing as she is moving around (still not quite crawling) and baring weight she is still all fine which is a relief. We now don’t have an appointment for 6 months! Movement wise like I mentioned she isn’t crawling but she can definitely move. A combination of rolling, bum shuffling and pulling along the floor and Amelia can definitely get to where she wants to. She is still slightly frustrated with not moving as quick as she would like but I feel like it will happen soon. She absolutely loves being stood up; leaning on the sofa or up against things, she can very nearly pull herself up and once she is up she does not want to be sat back down…tears usually follow!

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On the topic of tears with the last few months her personality has continued to grow. She has really become her own little person and can go from being the cutest angel to screaming because she can’t quite reach something or doesn’t want to be sat there. She still spends a lot of her day smiling and chatting away but she really lets me know if she isn’t happy about something!

In the last couple of months Amelia has got teeth!! She now has three. The bottom right followed by the bottom left cut through about 2 weeks ago and just this week the top right has cut soon to be followed by the top left I think. Teething really has not been our friend and you can read all about the nightmare few weeks we had here. Quite exciting that she has got some though as I was beginning to think she didn’t have any!

Food is going really well. We have recently moved to having sandwiches for lunch which she absolutely loves! She also looks mega cute eating a mini sandwich. I think she was ready to move away from being spoon fed for all three meals as she used to get quite stroppy and shake her head a lot. She likes feeding herself so she has more finger foods and bits she can eat herself. Amelia eats quite a few of the meals we as a family have for dinner just cooked a little different and then I still freeze it up as obviously there ends up being extra.  Amelia will mostly drink water if she wants it but since the weather has gotten hotter I have started carrying her beaker around wherever we go offering it to her more. She will happily drink quite a lot which is really good and a relief to make sure she is hydrated in the heat.

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This lovely weather we have had recently we have really made the most of! Lots of garden activities and fun in the paddling pool. Amelia loves splashing in the pool and playing with her toys and is a great way to cool her off. With the nice weather however often brings a sweaty baby!! Trying to keep a hat on Amelia’s head has been great fun the last couple of weeks; it manages to last a maximum of 5 minutes and then it just becomes a repetitive game of throwing it onto the floor which is not good from a sun safety point of view. Amelia is not a huge fan of the hot, humid nights and has taken longer to settle for naps often waking up with wet sweaty hair (eww) and for her big bed-time sleep. We have been really making the most of sunny days as you never know when they might disappear (fingers crossed they don’t!).

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Amelia is actually pretty funny for a 10month old baby. When she does something that is clever/good and hears people cheering, clapping and getting exciting she screams with excitement and mimics the noises she hears. If she makes people laugh she repeats what she has just done knowing it will get a reaction and this can go on for a while! Her talking is really developing; she has finally said “mama muma” which as you can imagine was a really exciting day. And she refers to the dog as “woo woo” whenever he comes into the room which is really cute. She points at him gets so overexcited and just shouts “woo woo, wooo wooo”.  Amelia has also started waving which is another thing that seriously adds to cuteness!!

The last couple of months we have had a few activities and trips. We went to the oceanarium for the afternoon which Amelia really loved seeing all the fish and sea animals as it was something she had never seen before. We had one of her little friend’s first birthday which was super fun and I dressed Amelia up like a princess! Obviously she looked uber cute. We have done some messy play, been out for some walks and had a couple of trips to the park.

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Amelia’s next update will be here 12 months update; so when she is 1! That sounds absolutely mad but I have already started mentally planning her birthday party already.

Thanks for reading! xx

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TMI Tag!

This is the Too Much Info tag and I was tagged by the lovely Jessica from Lilypod and Sweetpea. I thoroughly enjoyed reading her post which can be found….here. So here is mine and hopefully you will learn some things about me that you don’t know already from reading my blog!

1. What are you wearing?

Pyjama bottoms and black strappy top

2. Ever been in love?

Yes.

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?

Yep, unfortunately!

4. How tall are you?

5ft 3 on a tall day!

5. How much do you weigh?

About 9stone; lost a stone since having Amelia 8 months ago so pretty pleased with that!

6. Any tattoos?

Yes, one an infinity symbol on my neck

7. Any piercings?

I have two piercings in each ear, but I very rarely wear earrings. I had my nose pierced until about a year ago.

8. OTP?

Thankfully I read this previously on Nicola and Baby J’s TMI otherwise I would have had noooo idea what it meant. One True Pairing for anyone reading who doesn’t know and I would say Chuck and Blair from Gossip Girl.

9. Favourite show?

I’m a bit of a series addict I start watching and then stay up all night watching it for the next couple of weeks until its over. Love things like Gossip Girl, Revenge, Vampire Diaries, Suits, Scandal, Prison Break etc (American shows really!).

10. Favourite bands?

Tough question honestly depends what mood I’m in but love most of what’s in the charts on Radio 1 but love a good sing along and a good power ballad to scream my lungs out too!

11. Something you miss?

My girls! My sis is living in London so a few hours away and most of the girls are at uni in a variety of places. I miss the days where we did nothing at school other than lounge out in the common room, singing and gossiping. Can’t wait until we are all reunited during Easter/Summer!

12. Favourite song?

At the moment my fave song is Pnau Changes (serious summer vibes).

13. How old are you?

20

14. Zodiac sign?

Pisces

15. Quality you look for in a partner?

Ummmm got to be funny and understand my sense of humour and sarcasm. But sensitive as well as I’m a girl and do like and need a bit of a cry every now and then. Lust for life and not being phased by other people’s opinions (something I have only recently learnt).

16. Favourite Quote?

“In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take”.

17. Favourite actor?

I think this changes depending on what film I’ve seen recently or what I’m watching at the moment its Ian Somerhalder who plays Damon in Vampire Diaries and is extremely good looking. He was also in Lost!

18. Favourite colour?

Green

19. Loud music or soft?

Loud, always!

 20. Where do you go when you’re sad?

Beach! Best place to clear you’re head.

21. How long does it take you to shower?

Quite in and out unless I’m washing my hair then like fifteen. Much prefer short showers and long baths.

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

Depends on what I’m doing. Some days I can be ready in ten others I end up faffing around forever and take ages.

23. Ever been in a physical fight?

No.

24. Turn on?

Sense of humour.

25. Turn off?

Arrogance.

26. The reason I started blogging?

A friend suggested it and since then it has developed into much more. Great to use as a diary of mine and Amelia’s life and to see where we started and how far we come each day!

27. Fears?

Clowns. Eugh. Don’t!

28. Last thing that made you cry?

Can’t remember the last time I cried. Probably at the tv!

29. Last time you said you loved someone?

About an hour ago when Amelia went to sleep!

30. Meaning behind your blog name?

Newyoungmum- I’m a new young mum so thought it was easy to remember. Alice and Amelia- I’m Alice and my daughter is Amelia…I think you get it.

31. Last book you read?

Miranda Hart’s autobiography

32. The book you’re currently reading?

Mary Berry’s autobiography

33. Last show you watched?

Suits

34. Last person you talked to?

My Dad.

35. The relationship between you and the person you last texted?

One of my best friends Holly.

36. Favourite food?

Steak! Love a good medium-rare steak!

37. Place you want to visit?

New York.

38. Last place you were?

Swimming pool with Amelia.

39. Do you have a crush?

Many celebs!

40. Last time you kissed someone?

Kissed Amelia goodnight about an hour ago.

41. Last time you were insulted?

Not something I tend to remember!

42. Favourite flavour of sweet?

Haribo Strawbs!! Or Jelly Cherry’s.

43. What instruments do you play?

I played the Clarinet in Middle School if that counts (haha).

44. Favourite piece of jewellery?

My Michael Kors watch, got it for my 18th birthday.

 45. Last sport you played?

Pah!! Sport and me do not mix. I danced from the age of 3-18 ballet, tap, modern, jazz, etc but now just do a bit of exercise and swimming to keep mildly fit!

46. Last song you sang?

Amy Winehouse Valerie was on the radio so sang along to that.

47. Favourite chat up line?

Erghh cringe.

48. Have you ever used it?

n/a

49. Last time you hung out with anyone?

My mum this afternoon (does that count can you hang with your mum??) If not I saw some friends over the weekend

50. Who should answer these questions next?

I would like:

http://www.emmaandalfiesworld.co.uk/

http://chicgeekdiary.blogspot.co.uk/

http://radkareg.blogspot.co.uk/

http://pollyslittleworld.blogspot.co.uk/

http://thelsmum.co.uk/

Thanks for reading!xx

Liebster Award

What an exciting thing to happen right before bed! So exciting that I needed to blog about it right in the middle of the night too! I received a comment on my blog saying that they had nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thank you so much The Cozy Corner it really has finished my day off on a high!

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So basically the Liebster award is a way of getting to know other bloggers whether that be someone who blogs on the same topic as you or someones blog you love to follow and read it is a way of helping blogs get shared and read all over, if they have under 500 followers.

These are the rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.

2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.

3. Nominate 11 other followers with less than 500 followers.

4. Post 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

5.Tag your nominees & post a comment on their blog to let them know you nominated them.

The Questions I received with my answers:

1. Are you an only child or do you have siblings?

I have an older sister by 4 years.

2. What is your guilty pleasure?

I love having a TV series on the go, have to be watching something and I become very obsessional with it!

3. What is your all time favorite movie?

Miss Congeniality

4. Who inspired you to start blogging?

My friend Ellie gave me the idea and it has become such a great way to get advice and meet new people!

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

Somewhere where it didn’t rain!!

6. What is your biggest pet peeve?

I could name lots but….bad drivers.

7. Favorite genre of music?

Sucker for whatever is in the charts really but do love chilled out songs.

8. Favorite flower?

Pansies.

9. What is your most treasured childhood memory?

This is a tough to pinpoint just one memory so I would say summer holidays. Used to keep diaries of what we got up to and I just seemed so busy and seemed to have so much fun all the time. Days out with my sister and Grandad and with old friends 🙂

10. If you could meet any celebrity in the world who would it be?

Beyonce/David Attenborough (haha I know)

11. Are you crafty?

I like to think I am, I love having a project on the go but probably not as crafty as I’d like to be!

My Nominees:

Visit from the Stork

Life of a ski bum

Charlie and Mummy

Mummy Memories

Chic Geek Diary

Lilypod and Sweetpea

Emma and Alfies World

The L’s Mum

Polly’s Little World

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

My Petit Canard

If you have more than 500 followers let me know (it’s really difficult to figure out!) I know lots of you are nominated for other awards but it is a great way to keep the blogging community friendly and open!

These are my questions for you:

1. What is your biggest achievement so far?

2. Who are you most thankful for in your life?

3. Bourbons/Custard Creams?

4. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

5. Most recent book you’ve read and film you’ve seen?

6. Sunshine/Snow holiday?

7. Could you live without your mobile phone?

8. What is your favourite hobby?

9. Three worst foods?

10. Why did you start blogging?

11. A song you could listen to over and over?

I hope you take part if you can and want to and hopefully you will share it on to some other people as well!

Thanks very much again The Cozy Corner xx