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!
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!