Tuesday, May 9, 2017

GL is Nine Months Old!

GL is nine months old and officially on the move! After weeks of being so, so close she started crawling on the day she turned 9 months old!

May 8, 2017

This has been such a fun month for our littlest girl with lots of exciting firsts for her. We are all enjoying so much watching her grow up - although it seems like the time is just flying right by us too fast!

In addition to crawling, this month she's lifting her arms to be picked up when you say "Up?" to her. She will also usually give big, slobbery open mouth kisses (the best kind!) on request.

She is just starting to wave to say hello. The sign for milk looks similar to her version of a wave, so sometimes we have to use context clues to determine if she's saying Hi or I'm hungry, haha! This month she has started playing peek-a-boo on her own. It has been a favorite game for her for a while - always eliciting a big smile and laugh, but now she will initiate the game on her own by covering her face with something then pulling it quickly away with a huge smile on her face in anticipation of someone saying "Peek A Boo!!". I haven't gotten it on video yet, but it is one of the cutest things I've ever seen.

9 Month Info

(weighed & measured @ Dr)
16lbs 3 oz

Her sleeping continues to be inconsistent, and as a result I am always exhausted. She is up to eat 2-3 times a night (sometimes more often than that), usually around 11pm, 2am, and 5am. Occasionally she will skip that 11pm feeding and only do the second two - that is a "good" night's sleep for me! Sometimes BD has to go up there are pat/shush her back to sleep before she's up for that first feeding. After her early morning feeding she often doesn't want to be put back in her crib, so in order to keep her from being awake at 5 am, one of us ends up rocking her in her room for another hour or so to keep her asleep.  Her bedtime is based on the time she wakes up from her afternoon nap, but in general we aim for bedtime between 6-7pm.

She does usually take 2 good naps, around 2 hours each. Depending on what time she's awake from her morning nap, she will sometimes catnap in the car on the way to pickup MC from preschool.

She is doing well with her eating. Currently we are doing thick pureed foods, puffs, and rice rusks. This week I've also starting teaching her how to drink water from a straw. We also let her practice chewing on apple slices, celery stalks, and carrots. 

She is still wearing 9 month clothes.

Lots and lots of babbling - mostly hard consonant sounds. Also lots of raspberries and trilling sounds with her tongue.

In addition to the ones I listed above, she celebrated her first Easter. She also visited BD's office for the first time.

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