Weight: At her checkup on Friday, she weighted 19 pounds, 10 ounces, but that was an empty stomach and she had a bottle right afterward – I think she’s actually right about 20 pounds.
Health: Just fighting a cold right now, otherwise all good.
Sleep: I just read through last month’s – and what a change! She’s doing amazing! We sleep trained using the Ferber method last month, and it was the best thing we ever did. She goes down about 8 pm and usually sleeps straight through until 6:30am. She wakes up occasionally, but usually settles back down easily. I kept a log as we did that I’ll be posting soon. Naps are also a huge improvement. Can I just say, I LOVE writing good things in this category?!?
Social: Da-Da-Da ALL the time now. It’s pretty adorable.
Diet: Drinking 2-3 8 ounce bottles of formula during the day, plus her nightly bottle (usually 8 or 10 ounces, depending on how she ate during the day). She has breakfast at home before daycare – usually cheerios and half a banana. Lunch is usually fruit and full-fat greek yogurt. Dinner is a puree plus some of whatever we’re having.
Clothes: Mostly 12 month clothes, but a few 9 month things still fit.
Baby Gear Love: Everything she can get her hands on – her toys, paper, trash, the cats….Oh, you mean actual baby things?
Crying: She’s a little too much like mommy sometimes – crying when she doesn’t get her way, when she bumps herself, when we take something away…and then of course stops once she’s distracted.
Likes: Crawling, standing, cruising, the stairs, the cats
Nicknames: Abs, Bug, Buggie Bug
Postpartum: Doing great other than the weight loss stalling.
Milestones: Going up the stairs, pulling up on everything, going to 3 meals a day
I can’t believe you’re already 9 months old! This month has been so fun, but so tiring keeping up with all your energy! All you want to do is go, go, go – and you won’t let anyone stand in your way. You are one determined little girl, and I have a feeling keeping up with you is only going to get more tiring! You had huge strides in your sleeping this month, and Momma is so proud of you. I can’t wait to see what this month brings (hopefully some teeth) and just love seeing you grow up into a little lady. I love you with all my heart, Buggie Bug.