Weight: 18 pounds
Clothes: We’re still wearing a few 6 month shirts but we’re in 9 month everything else.
Sleeping: Rocking and rolling during the night, praise the Lord. And we’re finally seeing a glimpse of the beauty of consolidated sleep. Some naps are still only 30-45 minutes long, but she is starting to go 1.5 hours more consistently!
Eating: Milk, milk and more milk.. and oatmeal! She really digs the oatmeal. Jar fruits and veggies? Not so much. The look of disgust on her face is almost painful to watch. We’re mixing things with the oatmeal and she seems to jive with that so our plan is to keep offering them and to slowly decrease the amount of oatmeal to see she gets used to it. On repeat: “Food before one is just for fun.”
Health: Growing and gaining, with the rolls to prove it. Battling dry skin so lotion is our current friend.
Likes: Being held by Mom and Dad, chewing on everything, the owl she sleeps with and sitting up surrounded by all her toys.
Dislikes: Still not loving being away from Mom and Dad.. and jar baby food.
Memorable Moments: All through the night while she’s sleeping she is (seemingly) constantly picking up her legs and slamming them down on the bed. Even without the monitor, you can faintly hear it throughout the house.
We purchased a cart cover and I wanted to try it out on a grocery trip with my sister. Be forewarned, the cart covers are not made to fit Costco shopping carts. I should’ve known, they’re big. Ha!
John went out of town for a few days and it was just us girls. We spent a lot of time with friends and family, watched Frozen 2, cleaned out clutter and occasionally went shopping.
Quirks: We are rolling over more consistently, yay! A few weeks ago John went up to get her in the morning and she had rolled over on her stomach. Cue surprise. She doesn’t laugh a lot unless it’s after 6:00pm, then she’s pretty giggly. She has this adorable habit of crossing her ankles whenever she is in the car seat or sit-me-up. She is now starting to be amazed at her hands, holding them out in front of her and staring at them.
Prayers: For wisdom in how best to take care of her from one day to next; that she will continue getting the nourishment she needs and stay healthy; for rest when we’re sleeping and energy when we’re awake; gratitude and joy for how’s she growing well; asking His presence to fill our home.