My little family!

My little family!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

9 months!! (yesterday)

9 months and very much loving Mr Bear!

Mr Bear!


here's my teeth mama!

love bug!!

9 month stats:
Weight: 19 pounds, 14 ounces at your 9 month appointment yesterday. 50% for both - right on target baby!
Height: 28 ½ inches!  
Eating: 3 solid meals a day. Breastfeeding every 2-4 hours.  
Clothes: 6-9 month, 9 month and 12 month.
Diaper: Size 3. Size 4 at night.  

A question I get asked almost every single day – “Is your baby ALWAYS this happy??” in which I happily respond “YES!!!” It’s true. You are forever smiling, laughing and blabbing away at anyone that will look your way. One of the moms at music class told me it seems I am always smiling so it’s not surprising my daughter is always smiling. This is one of the nicest things anyone could say. If there is anything I can pass down to you, it’s happiness.
I know I probably say this every month – but this age is by far my favorite. You are truly a little person – smart, funny, witty, determined and unbelievably gorgeous. Your blue eyes stare at me with curiosity and interest and I kiss your gorgeous cheeks 1000 times a day. Your hair is SO long and I am nervous I may have to trim your bangs soon. The back is long and almost resembles a mullet – I laugh every time I brush it. It’s this beautiful shade of light brown and I wonder if it’ll continue to get lighter?? Your skin is the perfect shade and I will be very careful to use sunscreen this summer to avoid any burns.
You have so many new tricks up your sleeve – the most recent is “SO BIG!!!” You love to clap and dance and your attempts at crawling are unbelievably adorable, although lately I think your frustration is setting in. You want to crawl so badly and you get frustrated when something is out of your reach, but you’ll wiggle and roll your way to it. You beeline for all cords and plugs (let the baby proofing seriously begin). When we let you watch TV (which I try to avoid but is clearly inevitable), you LOVE Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Sesame Street. We have a dance party almost every night and the soundtrack seems to always play LMFAO – you giggle and squeal in delight as Daddy jumps around with you. Music is a great way to calm you down and we always have something playing – especially during dinner and bath time! You clap and rock and dance – it’s so much fun.
Sleeping has been solid lately but of course I always wonder what tricks you’ll pull out ;) This past week or so, napping has been a struggle. I am hoping we can get back the long afternoon naps but at this point I take what I can get. You still go to bed promptly at 7 PM following your favorite bedtime routine (diaper, sleep sack, Goodnight Moon read by Dada, nursing, rocking, lullaby, bed) – you sleep through the night and wake up anywhere between 5 AM – 7 AM. Today you ate around 5 AM and went back to bed until 6 AM which was a nice treat. I am hoping you can start sleeping a little later but it’s certainly nice to get a full night’s rest so I can’t complain. All sleeping is in the crib nowadays – I introduced a “lovey” – a small little blanket/stuffed animal that I keep in the crib with you. Hoping it makes you feel more secure and allows you to sleep a little extra.
You LOVE eating – all foods!! It’s so much fun to watch you try new foods and you have truly mastered the art of feeding yourself puffs and cheerios. The doctor said we can give you all foods (except for peanuts, honey, egg whites and milk) so we’re going to slowly introduce meats, dairy and more!! I’m so glad you like to eat all the fruits and veggies. It’s important to eat healthy and I hope you continue this trend forever.
You now have SEVEN teeth – ahhhh! The doctor recommended wiping them down every day and said you’ll need to see the dentist by age 3. It’s strange thinking about you getting teeth cleaning but important too!
Next week is our last music class of winter session – I can’t believe we have now completed two rounds of music class!! It’s your favorite (and mine too!) so we’ll be starting the spring session in April. All the kids love you and play with you – it’s so sweet to watch.

Spring is fast approaching and I can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the warm weather!! I hope to get outside everyday for walks, swings – anything! I want to take you to the zoo also.

This weekend, your grandma & grandpa are coming to visit – we’re so excited and it’ll be a great weekend filled with lots of hugs and kisses!!!!

The anxiety is setting in that your 1st birthday is less than 3 months away – let the real planning begin!!! I know you won’t remember your birthday party but I hope you’ll look back at the pictures one day and realize how much we love you!

You are so smart, so special, so beautiful and we love you more and more everyday!!!!!!!!
Love forever,
Your mama

snowy kisses!

Barely any snow this winter - bummed because you love snow!


red nose ;)

obsessed with blueberries

tiger ;)

the next kate moss?

Wubba lovin'

You love Grandma!!

Nightly England dance party!

Post-bath yumminess 

Kisses for Layla, love Layla

9 month pictures! (Unedited) 

9 month pictures! (Unedited) 

9 month pictures! (Unedited) 

9 month pictures! (Unedited) 

9 month pictures! (Unedited) 

9 month pictures! (Unedited) 

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