He rolls, wiggles and pushes on his legs to propel himself in all directions and is busy exploring. Unlike his brother who was more than happy sat still at this age, Archie is desperate to be on the go and he will chew anything that gets in his way. He is happiest on his tummy and now always sleeps on it. I was putting him down on his side, but he immediately rolls now to get comfy.
Archie is teething rather badly, and when I took his amber anklet off for a couple of days I could really tell. I don't know if it is co-incidence but as soon as it went back on he was like a different baby, smilier, happier and much better at sleeping! He still hasn't got any teeth and I love the gummy baby grin but I know that it won't be long at all now.
We are still breastfeeding, and despite preparing to stop at this stage with Dylan and slowly introducing bottles, I know that Archie and I are not ready to end our feeding journey just yet. I don't really have any expectations of how long we will carry on for, but I think I will know when the time is right and it certainly isn't now. He still feeds quite often in the day and has one or two feeds in the night as well. He usually ends up coming into bed with me at around 6am as he is hard to settle but in all honesty, I love the cuddles and will be a little sad when he starts lasting all night in his cot.
Archie is still growing well and is going into his 9-12 month wardrobe now. He weighs just over 19lb and is still very long for his age. Dylan looks an awful lot like his Daddy but it is very easy to see my side of the family in Archie. I think you can tell that they are brothers, but they look so different from each other still in so many ways too.