Marshall was saying to me he thinks the year has gone really fast when you are counting each month based on your baby's age. I would have to agree. It has gone really fast!
I updated her 9 month post with her doctor appt info. She lost weight from her 6 month appt but her doctor isn't worried about it since she is so busy- crawling everywhere. I was freaking out a little bit until she reassured me that she isn't worried about her at all. At that appt she was just over 13 lbs. I'm doing my best to let worrying about her weight go.
Still doing great! She's still on the medicine and still gets hiccups pretty often. We are going to re-evaluate again at her 1 year appt.
She is a GREAT eater. She eats a solid 2 meals a day and still nurses 5-6 times a day. I'm sure that I will go over a year nursing her because she needs the calories. She went through an almost 2 week phase where she was gagging at all foods- like even foods that were not textured at all and that she previously loved. Thankfully she just got over that and has been eating great since then!
She has eaten lots of table food and we let her try mostly anything except things with honey or nuts. She has done great eating little pieces of shredded cheese, mango, apples, avocado, bacon (thanks Daddy!), bread, honey dew, pineapple... I'm sure there's more I'm forgetting. She is great picking up puffs and non slippery foods although some of the slippery fruits are hard but she does great chewing them up. She pretty much likes any food you will give her. She definitely is a sweets girl- likes her fruit better than veggies- but will eat anything. She's just lunging out of her booster seat to get to the sweet stuff! She is now also signing "more" and she does it all the time! She does it when we eat too.
Oh Daylight Savings Time how I hate you. She was sleeping a wonderfully 7:30-7:30 (ish) everyday for like a week and a half until DST hit. Ugh. Then it was like picking up a night feeding again. She is now pretty much back to normal- waking up around 6:30 to 7:00 to eat and most of the time I can even put her back down if its around 6:00-6:30 and she'll sleep until 8ish- so it's not so bad! I think she'll get the hang of it again.... just in time for the next time change to hit. Just kidding. Kind-of. She really is a good napper *most* of the time. She does cry and refuse a handful of days a month but overall she's complacent.
Clothing: Well I've decided that most 6 month clothes fit her best. We do a mixture of 6-9 month, but she's just a little thing :)
Things she's loving:
-Standing up! She loves to pull up on things and stand holding the coffee table when we put her there (she's still too short to pull up on that :)
-Peek-a-boo... if she has a blanket she will pull it over her face and then pull it down so we'll say peek-a-boo!
-Giving things/people kisses
-Playing chase with mama and dada
-Looking away and then looking back at her quickly... she laughs at that a lot.
Things she's not loving
-NO longer her car seat! We bought a new convertible seat to try out since we have a really long trip for Thanksgiving and she has done GREAT in it! If you have a baby who hates the car- try a convertible car seat- it's worth the $$!
-SOCKS! The girl will NOT keep her socks on- she pulls them off almost immediately after we put them on. She'd rather have cold feet than socks on.
Firsts this month:
-Pulling up on things/standing for long periods of time
-Drinking properly from her sippy cup! Yay!
-Waving bye- bye
-Really reaching for us...she used to just lift her arms out to be picked up. Now she really reaches for who she wants.
-Dancing... We say "You wanna dance?" or "Are you dancin'?" and she starts bouncing. It's the cutest thing!
-Has a little fake laugh that is different this month- it's really hard to explain but it's one that she just does seemingly at nothing like just if she's sitting by herself. It's funny.
-Still a Mama's girl. She still prefers me over anyone else and cries if I pass her off and she doesn't want to go. She does well with me not around or if it's someone she knows but if it's not she wants her mommy or daddy.
-She does everything pretty much left handed. Turns book pages, eats, etc. We wonder if she will end up being left handed. I know it's early but it's just something we've noticed. Both my dad and Marshall's dad are left handed so it's in her blood ;)
We love you sweet girl and each month just gets better and better :)