Height: 28.75 inches (86%)
Weight: 15 pounds 14 ounces (6%)
Head Circumference: 17 inches (25%)
Clothing size: 6-9 month things are fitting perfectly right now.
Eyecolor: Blue! I think they match Michael’s pretty well, and her pediatrician said that since they are still so light at this age, they’ll probably stay blue. I’m curious to see if she’s right!
Eating: Consistently nursing every 3 hours during the day. We also started solids this month! She’s only had three solid meals so far, but she seems to at least give everything a fair chance. I actually bought some Gerber purees, and so far, we’ve tried strawberry yogurt, peaches, and “bananas with apple and pear”. I’d say the last one was her favorite!
Favorite things: Being held by mommy/being worn in the Ergo, going to the park and swinging or just watching big sister and mommy run around like crazy (we always get big smiles for that), dancing, and bath time. She still loves the exersaucer, any wooden toys, and her Little People giraffe. Any of my plastic/silicone baking utensils will keep her entertained for a long time, too. Dislikes: Kaya yelling or taking her toy, getting dressed, and getting buckled into the car seat.
Sleep: We start bedtime around 7 pm, nurse her to sleep, and put her down around 7:45 most nights. For the majority of the month, she was waking up only once to eat around 2 or 3 am… but lately, she’s been waking up 2-3 times a night… sometimes twice between 11 and 2 am. Crazy!
She is up for the day around 6:30 am most of the time, and refuses a morning nap, but has a hard time lasting until afternoon without being cranky. Sometimes, I’ll let her sleep on me for about 20 minutes sometime around 10 am so that she has a little power nap. Naptime is around 1 pm, and she sleeps for 2.5-3 hours now.
Nicknames: Baba, Baba Grace (Kaya started that one! Apparently you need to use your middle name along with your nickname), KaeCake, and Monkey. Milestones, etc.: -Waving! She started this just after she turned 8 months!
-Clapping! She loooves to clap when we’re singing 🙂
-Grabbing things with her fingers.
-She’s really good at changing positions now. She can reach far for a toy and still get back into a sitting position, and she can roll around like it’s her job (I guess it kind of is)!
-She hasn’t given me any indication that she’ll crawl soon… but she has mastered scooting on her BACK! Crazy, but true. She arches her back and pushes her head forward and can actually move pretty well that way. She usually does this the most on the changing pad!
-I wouldn’t say she necessarily has separation anxiety, but when she wants mommy, she definitely lets everyone know it. Lately, she grabs onto me so very tightly when I hold her, and I love it. I’m the only person she holds like that.
You are just so wonderful, and I say that with all sincerity. You’re easygoing, calm, mostly quiet, and just plain sweet. Sometimes, I really can’t believe you are mine. You are perfect.You bring light and joy everywhere you go, and I know you brighten so many peoples’ days, whether it’s at home, church, or even just passing by strangers at the grocery store. I hope you’ll continue to share your light with others throughout your life. Love you so much, Monkey. I’m so grateful I get to be your mama.