I remember so clearly with Sadie that everytime she got to a new age or stage I would declare that this one was my favourite - and I am most definitely finding that with Macey too. It's so fun being able to go through these amazing months where they learn so much, so quickly again!
The biggest thing for Macey at the moment is that she's finally found her voice! For 9 months she barely made a peep and all of a sudden, she has discovered that she can make sounds! It's so funny and she is definitely making herself heard now!
Macey is still commando crawling (4 months and counting!) but lately she has been starting to get up on her hands and knees and rock back and forward. I still think she's a while away from actually crawling (if she even does!) but why would you when you can get around super fast on your tummy anyway?! Although, she has realised that there are things above her eye level and is starting to look up and trying to pull herself up to them - still unsuccessfully at this stage but it won't be long!
Sleeping, breastfeeding and eating solids are all going really well for us. Macey has 2 sleeps during the day and goes down for the night at 7pm, usually sleeping through until 8am! I'm feeding her morning, afternoon and evening and she's eating 3 huge meals per day. Her favourite foods are mandarins, banana, pumpkin, avocado and veggie soup but she will eat absolutely anything. She has never turned her nose up at anything and she can put away huge quantities at a time for such a little dot!
The most positive thing is that Macey has FINALLY stopped spilling!! It's been 9 months of spews after every single feed (and in between!) but we have finally turned a corner and I couldn't be happier!!
Macey continues to be a cruiser - she will happily play on the floor anywhere we go or will sit in the front pack or in the buggy and just enjoy her surroundings! She definitely knows our close family and friends and is happy to go to them but still loves mum cuddles the best! She is definitely going to be pretty cheeky too - she has the most amazing, wicked grin and a twinkle in her eye that makes me think she is going to be trouble when she's a bit bigger!
And Macey can wave! It's the biggest wave, most enthusiastic wave in the world and is the cutest thing ever.
She is becoming more interactive each day and it's been really fun watching the friendship between her and Sadie develop. Sadie is really enjoying that Macey can do more with her now and Macey just loves doing anything Sadie is doing!