Height + Weight: 16 pounds and 25.5 inches
Clothes: We realized last week that Anna’s [adorable] thighs need bigger size pants, haha, so we have moved to 9 month pants.
Sleeping: Night sleep: check. Day sleep: Ish. Majority of her naps are only about 30-40 minutes long, and while it is a bit frustrating, we’re thankful she isn’t super crabby on those days and is still sleeping 10-11 hours at night.
Eating: Milk, milk and more milk. But we’re about to start spoon-feeding oatmeal — bring on the mess!
Health: Growing and gaining, with the cheeks to prove it. We are battling dry skin so lotion is our current bff. Even after no napping that morning, she was smiley for Doc and braved another round of shots.
Likes: Being held by Mom, sitting in the sit-me-up and chewing on EVERYTHING.
Dislikes: Long periods away from Mom and Dad.
Memorable Moments: I put her down in the living room underneath her play mat and went to cut a few vegetables for dinner. I came around the corner about 5 minutes later and she was up on her elbows chewing on a teether toy! First time she’d ever rolled from back to stomach and no one witnessed it, haha!
Quirks: She has only rolled over once, but we’re close! She smiles big after she sneezes. She’s starting to grab at our cups and forks as we bring them to our mouths. If I’m holding the bottle near her she tries to bend down to put her mouth on the cap — it’s funny, girl it doesn’t work that way! She can hold the bottle herself pretty steady but obviously can’t tilt it as she drinks.
Parent Stories: I was doing lunges in the garage on day, Anna chilling in the sit-me-up atop the deep freezer. Every time I would turn to go another direction she would start laughing. I added some energetic bouncing to it and she laughed harder than I have ever heard. I loved it so much I was sore for days afterward because I haven’t done that many lunges in months.
Prayers: For wisdom in how best to take care of her from one day to next; for rest when we’re sleeping and energy when we’re awake; for my peace to be found in Christ, apart from her contentment; gratitude for how’s she growing well; asking His presence to fill our home.
“As you love your people through your work, you also give them a vision for something greater. As God’s image bearer, you point to a deeper spiritual reality that gives those under your care a category for seeing God. Your nearest neighbors see that God is with them through your hands-on care for them.” Courtney Reissig