Sage's 8 Month Video {& 9 Month Photos}

Sage, you... at 9 months?     All kinds of wonderful.

Everything fascinates you; you explore your world with pure exuberance and excitement. Speed crawling and pulling yourself up onto anything within reach are your perfected ways of making new discoveries, usually while mummy's and daddy's backs are turned for mere seconds. Squeals of delight and animated laughter ensue as your attempted escapes and mischievous plans are foiled by being scooped up and smothered in kisses and cuddles.

Moments of tears are so, so rare - only ever if you are very tired or hurt. Our days are filled with high pitched squeals, infectious cackles and so many smiles. You chat incessantly, exploring sounds and words - your favourites being "dadad", "mumma", "warro" {hello} and "mmmmm" {when you see a cow}.

You adore...
being read to and turning the pages and lifting the flaps of books yourself {Dear Zoo is your current favourite}
taking out all of the pieces of your three wooden jigsaw puzzles - over and over again
playing with all of Rudi's dog toys, just as he prefers yours!
watching us brush our teeth and then gently rubbing our toothbrushes on your lips
other people wearing glasses, sunglasses and hats and trying to take them off
swimming at our local pool and bath time - in fact, anything at all water related
spending time outside - pulling at {and eating} the grass, grabbing handfuls of {and eating} the dirt, and watering the garden
clapping hands, waving bye-bye and fake coughing and laughing
listening to "London Bridge" on my iPhone
touching the faces of other babies and being in the company of older children
holding coffee mugs and pretending to drink from them
picking up the most teeny, tiny things from within the carpet {your fine motor skills are phenomenal!} and putting them in your mouth, of course!
being sung to sleep and laying on Daddy's chest

You're not so fond of...
wearing a hat... actually, wearing any clothes in general!
eating your previously much-loved homemade purees, preferring to eat whatever Mum and Dad have instead
sitting for long distances in your car seat
being interrupted on your quest for Rudi's food bowl
having a distance of more than 30 centimetres between us, at any time

Gone are the days when you ignored Rudi - he is now your absolute favourite 'thing' to chase, pull, observe and chastise, much to his disgust! Rudi has been ever so patient with you, even though there are many times that we're sure he has been offended by your overly boisterous {but loving!} displays of affection. We are trying to teach you to be gentle and pat his fur rather than grab, however to no avail as yet! When he barks at strangers walking by, you shake your arm at him and make a low growling sound, as if to tell him off. 

Both of your bottom teeth have popped through and are growing by the day, and your two top teeth are sitting just below the surface, ready to emerge. During the day, you still sleep in my arms - two hours in the morning and an hour in the afternoon. Your nightly sleeps have been very inconsistent, however two wakes {with two feeds} is generally the norm. 5.30 - 6.00 is 'rise and shine' time and bed is usually at 7.30 of an evening. You still regularly breast feed throughout the day and make it very obvious when you're thirsty through persistent shirt tugs and making the milk sign with your hand.

We spend our days reading and playing, singing and walking, attending baby groups and swimming, gardening and house keeping... snuggling and loving.

Thank you beautiful one, for being all kinds of wonderful, not just at 9 months, but each and every day. We love you so, so much


Here are your adventures as an 8 month old...



  1. love the music choices! Your sage is close in age to a good friend's son Finn - such a lovely age. She always looks so smiley! x

    1. Isn't Sarah Humphrey's great? Love her music. It is such a wonderful age. Gaining independence but still my baby! x

  2. That sweet little face! Just too perfect, and wonderful that you are recording all of these little details. 9 months is a wonderful stage. It all goes by so fast!

    xo Lilly

    1. Isn't 9 months just the best!? We are so loving this stage in her development. x


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