I can’t believe I missed her 9 month update!

Ladies…this summer has been jam packed!!!  I thought I’d have more time since I’m not working but we’ve done a lot of traveling and had a lot of chaos with fostering (that will be my next post).  So, what has Miss A been up to for the past 2 months…so much!  She turned 10 months on the 21st!  I sadly forgot to take her 9 month sticker pics.  😦
Weight: 16.2lbs at her 9 month appt on July 21st which was 13%.  At her NICU follow up on June 20th, she was 15.12 which put her in 12% for chronological age and 29% for adjusted age.  
Height:  At 9 month appt she was 26.75 I believe.  At NICU, she was 26.38 which put her in the 10th and 36th percentile respectively.

Medical Issues:  she’s getting her top 2 teeth to n so she’s been having blow outs since Sunday (so much fun) and a runny nose started yesterday.  Other than that, she doesn’t seem to be in pain.  Otherwise, Dr. G was super happy with how she’s growing and how healthy she’s been.

Sleep:  She has been in her crib in her own room since school got out.  Our schedule is all over the place this summer but she still typically takes 2 naps a day ranging from 1-2 hrs and 10-11 hours at night.

 Clothing Size:  anywhere between 6-12 months.  She needs bigger Jammie’s because of long legs but everything else is is in the 6-9mo range.

Diaper size:  still size 3’s

Diet:  She’s up to 5 oz for the first bottle of the day and 4 oz for the rest of them.  She will eat pretty much anything including shrimp and salmon.  She really got a chance to try new things when we were out in CT over 4th of July.  She’s not crazy about a lot of baby food anymore and trying to feed it to her if she’s not in the mood for it equals a big mess, lol.  She still is a huge fan of pickle spears!

Baby gear love:  A is loving her activity table.  She stands up next to and will even let go for a second or two once in awhile.  She seems to like stroller rides and still does her jumparoo a couple times a day.  Being in the lillebaby depends on her mood.

Milestones/Firsts:  SO many these last couple of months!  Her first week away from both of us!  She had so many cousins and Grandma to love on her though so I don’t think she missed usas much as we missed her.  She got her first tooth, bottom left the last week of June and the bottom right quickly followed the next week while in CT.  She took her first long road trip with us to CT and aced it!!!  We started in the evening and drove through the night and there and back she slept almost the whole time and when she was awake, she was happy.  She met all of my CT friends and family and got majorly loved on!   She had her first sailboat ride, colony pizza and Sakura.   She went on her first camping trip last weekend and all of us went to our first lumberjack competition in Hayward, WI.  So fun!  She has started pulling herself up to her knees, okay, she did it once but she is on the move these days.  I think she’s going to skip crawling and go straight for walking.  We also had to finally lower her crib after she woke up one night at 2:30am and spent 30 min getting up on her hands and knees.  She practices drinking from a soppy cup and holds her own bottle now.  We have glass bottles so that took a little longer for her to do.  Moving up to her big car seat in one of our cars.  There is probably more that I’ll think of when this is published!

Likes:  Mommy and Daddy, Grandma and cousins, Baths, being told she’s beautiful,  sitting up, standing up, her paci, roocking and singing, the letter of the day song from Sesame Street and Micky Mouse Club…especially Toodles!  

Dislikes:  She is generally over the separation anxiety, especially when I take her to my Mom’s.  She’ll still act shy and take a little warning up to go to others but doesn’t generally cry unless she’s tired.  Getting changed and dresses.  It now feels like an Olympic support that leaves me sweaty and exhausted.  Super fun when she’s having multiple blow outs!!!  Her car seat sometimes.

Things I Don’t Want to Forget:  Her stubbornness!  This girl can throw a fit these days!  How happy she is most of the time.  How she laughs with us when she’s doing something that cracks us up which is daily.   How she’ll still snuggle in and lay her head on my shoulder when she’s tired but not overtired.  How much she lives her Dadfy and puppies.

What’s next?:  I’m thinking more pulling herself up and starting to walk Ali g furniture and stand without holding onto anything.  One more month before work starts again and we’re back into more of a routine. 

How’s Mommy doing?  Ummm, better than at her 8 month update but because of stuff that’s gone on with fostering, still a lot of emotional upheaval happening.  I still love almost every moment of being A’s Mommy. We’ve made our plan for the future which I’ll tell you about on my next post.  I wish I didn’t have the financial pressures of trying to get more kids in here for the fall but unfortunately, I do.

How’s Daddy doing?  Better than at the 8 month update.  Not perfect, but way better and picks himself back up and starts over when he has a slip.  Super busy with lawn mowing, flipping lawn mowers and the numerous projects we have to do around here. 

Pics from the last 2 months: 

13 thoughts on “I can’t believe I missed her 9 month update!

  1. Oh my word!!! Can she be more adorable!!!! What great pics! And love the update! My little guy is right behind her so it’s fun to read! They are doing the same things!!! Just sooooo happy for you!!! Xo

  2. The as plot is too funny! She is adorable! We are approaching many of the same milestones! Glad your long drive went well, we may be making the drive from MA to Ohio soon for a funeral so I am glad that it can be done!

  3. She is adorable!!!!! Holy moly! Summers get crazy and add travel in there it is easy to forget a month here or there 🙂

    • She adds so much joy! That personality is coming out though and she’s gone from kind of a sa cry when she’s hungry to a I am royally pissed off and going to throw myself back but not let you actually put me down so you can make the bottle kind of cry, lol. I feel like the next couple years are going to have some doozies!

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