Height + Weight: 20 pounds and 28 inches
Clothes: We bought 12 month pajamas and after I washed them I waited a week thinking they’d be too big. Put them on her and they fit WAY too well for her to be 9 months, haha! Hilarious. Thankful for a growing girl.
Sleeping: We have a stomach sleeper, ladies and gentlemen, we have a stomach sleeper. The first night she rolled over she cried a lot and took awhile to settle down. I was quite concerned we’d go through ‘cry it out’ again, but thankfully after two nights of figuring it out, she settled in for naps and night sleep on her stomach. She’s consistently taking two naps around the same time frames (which I am excited about, a little predictability) and sleeping 11-12 hours a night. Bedtime is between 7-7:30pm and she is usually awake and talking by 7am. Very thankful for where we are sleep-wise!
Eating: Milk and oatmeal; squash is the jar food she will eat straight (no oatmeal mixed in); jiving with teething wafers. We’re now offering her soft or mashed up versions of what we’re eating — eggs, sweet potato, green beans, etc. Progress is progress, right?
Likes: Pulling your hair; cold teething keys; sleeping with her gray owl; sitting on the front porch watching the cars go by and the birds fly around; flipping the pages of every board book herself; laughing at Mom and Dad.
Places She’s Been: Cedar Crest (family cabin and pond), La-Z-Boy (by appointment due to COVID)
Memorable Moments: Every time we go to put her down to sleep, when the light is turned on, she smiles big at seeing her room.
Starting a month or two ago, she would laugh at you if you were doing somewhat particularly to make her laugh. Now, John and I are laughing at something, she starts laughing. Now, she laughs on her own at something she’s seeing. Super cute. And joy-giving to our home.
With COVID-19, we’ve been doing Sunday School with our church via Zoom, so that’s been memorable.
Quirks: Lying on her back she stomps hard with only her left foot almost constantly. Weirdo.
Parent Stories: I was standing her up on my legs facing me and she took me by surprise by leaning in fast and hard toward my face and gummed my nose with her mouth! I laughed for at least 5 minutes.
We graduated from an infant bathing contraption we put in our tub to a baby plastic tub on the counter in the kitchen. John was bathing her and didn’t realize he maybe had put too much water in until she began to splash… and water went all over him and all the floor. It was GREAT.
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; gratitude for health during COVID; wisdom in choices moving forward; asking His presence to fill our home.