Sophia Molly: Nine to Ten Month Update

Wow, once again I have found myself constantly exclaiming at how quickly time is slipping away. 2016 turned into 2017 in a flash and the turn of the year has also brought with it lots of new developments in Sophia’s life. My bubbly and sociable baby has become an even more loving and chatty little girl, who embraces life with enthusiasm and makes the whole world smile around her.

These two months Sophia has liked…

Going for long walks around The Pearl and around the Museum of Islamic Art Park and enjoying the view from her favourite vantage point on daddy’s shoulders.

Playing in her new makeshift ‘playroom’ we have created in a corner of our open plan living / dining room using colourful fencing and mats.

Visiting Abu Dhabi, where she enjoyed playing in the extensive grounds of the Emirates Palace Hotel where we stayed (blog post to follow).

Experiencing her very first Christmas and everything that comes with it…


This month Sophia has disliked…

The pain she has been in while cutting four teeth all at once!

Having a nasty sickness bug which wiped her out for a week, and even made her go off food for a while which is very unlike her.

This month’s firsts…

Her first four top teeth came through – making a total of six altogether!

First time saying ‘hello’ (eyoh) and ‘bye’, ‘moo’ for a cow and ‘baa’ for a sheep. She also says ‘yum!’ when she’s eating food she particularly likes and even when she picks up a packet that she knows contains food! So clever!

First time walking unaided with her little trolley.

We’re less than two weeks away from her 11 month birthday now, which means only one thing…I’d better start thinking about how we’re going to celebrate her first birthday! Oh dear Lord…


  1. February 9, 2017 / 9:43 am

    Congratulations on the teeth and the chattering. I bet you'll throw the most stylish kids party in Doha!

    • February 28, 2017 / 7:33 am

      Thanks, such huge milestones!! I'm a proud mama. I'm not sure about the stylish party…we're having a picnic in a park so I think it will be more pandemonium than anything else! But it should be fun 🙂

      Polly xx

  2. February 13, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    Haha, it looks like your husband has quite the exciting hair stylist in those first couple of pics. Very avant-garde styles for the rest of the day, I'm sure 😉

    • February 28, 2017 / 7:44 am

      Hahaha, you hit the nail on the head! His hair is very pliable too, so it takes to her new 'styles' very well 😀

      Polly xx

  3. February 14, 2017 / 10:24 am

    She is truly a very lucky child! Especially to have stayed in the Emirates Palace at her age. She's definitely going to take after you Pol! You must be so happy that's she's finding her voice and her legs too! Love her updates.

    – A

    • February 28, 2017 / 7:46 am

      Aww I'm so glad you're reading and enjoying them! She's definitely a well-travelled baby, well versed in #luxlife so far!! I need to teach her that this isn't the way it'll be once we start having to pay for her air fares and hotel rooms though. I'm super proud of the happy and bubble little girl she's turning into 🙂

      Polly xx

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