Monday, August 8, 2016

Landry is 9 months old!

Baby girl is already 9 months old. It's hard to believe! She's been outside my belly as long as she was in it. The months just keep flying by. She's becoming less and less like a baby and more and more like a little girl. Life is more beautiful being her momma!

Monthly pictures have become pretty difficult. She's the biggest wiggle worm and very rarely stays in one place for long! Somehow I managed to get a few good pictures and even more not so good ones!

Height: 29 inches (90th percentile)
Weight: 20lbs 7oz (82nd percentile)
Head Circumference: 17.75 inches (81st percentile)

Eating: We are still breastfeeding when she will sit still long enough to eat! She is eating solids twice a day and she loves anything and everything. She has lost some interest in purees since she has gotten better about picking up foods on her own. She is miss independent and wants to feed herself. She loves puffs, strawberries, frozen blueberries in her mesh feeder, bananas, watermelon, cheerios, teething biscuits, and lil Crunchies. She will eat pretty much anything we set in front of her. I did have better luck with the Gerber Lil' Bits because it has small chunks of food that keep her interested. 

Sleep: She is such a great napper now! She will go down pretty easily and usually sleep 1-2 hours. Some days I have to wake her up after 2 hours. She's taking 2 naps around 11am and 3:30pm. 
Night sleep is a different story. She will go down with no problem. But she's awake many times during the night. Most of the time she can soothe herself but then cries again an hour(ish) later. I've let her cry plenty and this really hasn't gotten better. I've been feeding 1-2 times a night. She's still sleeping in her own crib in regular PJ's now. The cutest thing! She also has grown an attachment to her lovey and will suck her thumb and hold its ear when it's handed to her. Also, so cute! 

Clothes: We are still in 9-12 months. Most of the 9 months clothes that have an elastic thigh are way too snug. The girl has thick thighs! Most of what we are wearing is 12 months.

At 9 months old she:
  • has 6 teeth!
  • wears a size 3 diaper (Pampers Baby Dry)
  • is still so serious. She will smile for mom and dad and a few others. But not much with others. And a giggle is rare! 
  • Has brown eyes
  • Is a FAST crawler! She can get wherever she wants, and quickly! She especially loves it if she's not supposed to be there! 
  • Is pulling up on anything she can. She walks a few steps along furniture
  • Never stops! Because of that she really isn't a snuggler, so I get my snuggles while she nurses. 
  • Hates having her nose/face wiped
  • Doesn't mind wearing clothes but hates getting dressed
  • Can pick up Cheerios/puffs with thumb/index finger
  • loves to copy sounds with mom and dad 
  • Doesn't like it when mom comes home from work and doesn't IMMEDIATELY come to her! 
  • puts EVERYTHING in her mouth
  • loves music. If she's fussing, I can usually sing something and she'll quietly just watch me.
  • is very observant and loves to watch people.

I came home from work one day to Landry and Chris hanging out in the front yard. She had been fussy and she LOVES being outside, so it kept her happy.

Her first top tooth broke through after she tried pulling herself up on the bedframe and fell into the wood. It bled and momma and baby cried. And then I noticed a tooth!

Her best boyfriend was born on July 13! We hung out in the waiting room until they were ready for visitors.

We went on a trip to Houston and stopped in The Container Store.

Sweet girl found her thumb on the Houston trip.


First trip to the Library

First time eating scrambled eggs. No surprise she loved them!

On Momma's birthday

Our little water baby. She loves the water!


Friday, July 8, 2016

Landry is 8 months old!

Weight: approximately 18lbs 3ounces

Eating: We are still breastfeeding. She has become very efficient. Usually eats just on one side for 5-10 minutes per feeding. She takes three 5-5.5 ounces bottles of breast milk when I work. I'm still taking Lecithin 3 times a day to prevent clogged ducts. It has worked though! I haven't had a clogged duct in 2 months!! 
She eats baby food like a CHAMP! She has had stage 1 and stage 2 baby foods. We've tried pretty much all of the Gerber ones. I started out making my own, but our Pediatrician told me to use caution when preparing them so there was no cross-contamination (raw chicken, etc) and that was enough for me to decide to just buy. It costs the same to buy myself vs pre-made and I don't have to actually make it. She loves puffs and little baby crunchies (cheeto-like chips) and yogurt melts. She occasionally will get Beech Nut Oatmeal. She really doesn't refuse much, if anything! We have to watch her hands while feeding because she can get grabby with the spoon. I will usually let her chew on it every few bites.


 She is still napping pretty well. Most days she will sleep 3-4 hours total in 2 naps. The past week or two she's slept 3 hours a few times! She naps in her crib and will usually fuss/talk for 10-15 minutes before falling asleep. 

And night sleep....Bedtime is between 8 and 9pm. She typically goes down pretty easy. Will flip around and talk for up to 30 minutes, but doesn't usually fight sleep. Around 12-1am she starts waking every hour to hour and a half. She almost always consoles herself and goes back to sleep within 30 seconds-5 minutes. I finally just had to turn the monitor off because I would wake up every time and was exhausted. If she goes longer than 10-15 minutes, I go to console her, which ends in me feeding her 100% of the time. This is usually once a night in the 4-6am hours. But then she sleeps until about 9am every morning! 

She is still in her crib and now sleeping in regular pajamas. We cut out the Zipadee-Zip this month and she did great. Our nighttime routine is change diaper, pajamas, feed, song/book, bed with lovey.


Clothes: We are in 9-12 month clothes. My sister gave us so many 12 month clothes that she is able to fit into. I haven't noticed much difference in 9 month to 12 month clothes. She still doesn't wear any shoes! Most rompers and outfits that have elastic on her thighs are pretty snug and sometimes too tight! 


Diapers: She is wearing size 3. We mostly use Pampers Baby Dry and have been happy with those. I had some Up & Up (Target brand) diapers that we used and I liked those also. I still put her in the Pampers overnight though just in case! Since she sleeps on her tummy most nights, she still occasionally will wet through the front of her diaper/pajamas, especially if she gets more than 1 MOTN feeding. 

At 8 months she...
  • is so serious! It takes a lot of work to get a smile out of her, and even more for a giggle! We don't hear those giggles very often. Sometimes Jenna can get them though! The time for an (almost) guaranteed smile is right when she wakes up.
  • will never be still. She's always on the move. The only time I can get her to stay in one place without fuss is when I'm feeding her. 
  • has 2 teeth.

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