Tuesday, April 30, 2013

9 Months

Weight: 15lbs 4oz (3rd%)
Length: 27 inches (25th%)
Eating: We are eating anything and everything.  This has been our routine.  Nurse in the morning around 6:45 and then oatmeal with 1-2oz fruit at 7:15.  Then a bottle of expressed breast milk at 10:30, 3oz solids and 1/2 banana at 11:30 for lunch.  Then a bottle at 3:00.  Nurse at 5:30.  Dinner of about 5oz solids at 7:00.  Usually she will also eat whatever we are having for dinner.  She loves eating broccoli, carrots, pancakes, cinnamon apples.  She will eat chicken, ground turkey, anything and everything.  She still isn't too found of fruits.  I can get her to eat strawberries, bananas, and apples.  We tried kiwi this week and she actually liked it.  I've really enjoyed making her baby food.  It's been fun!  The last 2 weeks though she has been having a middle of the night feed around 2:00am.  I have no idea where this came from as she hasn't had a middle of the night feed since December.  Growth Spurt?
Bedtime: So we are still in limbo with this evening nap ordeal.  We tried getting rid of it to see if that would help sleep through the night.  eh not so much.  We are back to taking an evening nap with bed time around 8:30.  We usually do baby massages, pjs, brush our teeth and then story time.  If it's bath night, we do bath first then the rest of the routine.
Awake: She is awake for about 3 hours now.  I'm done with school, so I get to be a stay at home mom.  We are having fun with our awake time.  We have gone for walks, played in the water on the patio, worked on walking, clapping, waving, and blowing kisses.  We also read books and just play.
Naps: She has been taking a one hour nap in the morning around 9:30 and then typically a 2 hour nap around 12:30/1:00.  Then we do the 45-60 min nap in the evenings at 5:30.
Diapers: size 2
Clothes: 6 month clothes 
Favorites: This past weekend she started standing on her own.  She will let go and stand.  She has made it for about 1 minute now.  Once she realizes she's standing she usually plops back down.  If we keep her distracted with a toy in her hands, she can stand longer.  We are also starting to wave bye-bye.  It's so cute.  She has her hand facing her, so she's really waving bye to herself.  She just watches her hand when she does it and then gets so excited.  We are cruising across the couch.  She can walk holding onto our fingers.  She pulls up on everything.  We are having so much fun watching her explore everything around her.

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