9 months

9 whole months...I truly cannot imagine what life was like without you...I can't even fathom that you are getting so close to being a year old. You get more and more fun and active everyday. Your sweet little personality is starting to shine...You are seriously so happy and social. You love to wave at people when we are at stores, restaurants anywhere. We were at some friend's houses the other day and your daddy was in the kitchen and with the biggest smile on your face you waved and kept yelling "Hi dada"...I don't think I've seen your daddy beam so much:) It was precious....melt my heart precious....

I can't get over how much you seem to learn and grow everyday....it seems like you are always doing something new and I just can't keep up....watching you stand and dig through your toy box....the way you will crawl across the house for your sweet musical bear that apparently is named "Pickles" per our small group friends....it is your absolute fave...you will stop whatever you are doing and crawl to it, the way you beam when I come to pick you up....the way you just "talk" and "talk" and "talk" these days:) It's all almost too much for my heart to handle....it feels like it is going to explode with joy and thankfulness....I thank God for you 100s of times a day...

You are really getting more confident and cruising on furniture these days....you crawl at lightening speed and when you are really in a hurry it is more of a knee, foot crawl... we had to lower your crib because you are always standing up like a big girl when you wake up...

When you are ready for bed you reach for your crib....I love that you are a great sleeper and love your crib...but sometimes I wish I could hold you longer....but when you are ready, you are ready...that's why I secretly love, love our 4 am feed...because afterwards you are SO cuddly....I think we are getting close to getting rid of it....we tried once but then you were up at 6 am hungry...we are thinking maybe when you are just a little bigger...

Your reflux has been bothering you the last week....we are going to hold off starting medicine back since you've made it 2 months without it and we are hopeful that with more food it won't be an issue....praying, praying, praying everyday it gets better and does not bother you....

You love, love food....love might even be an understatement haha...we've had to add in a snack time because if anyone is eating you think you have to...I've learned to have something on my plate for dinner that you can have because you are not happy if we eat without you....

We've tried lots of new foods this month: chicken, turkey, millet, edamame, quinoa, blueberries....and are experimenting with new mixes...mommy just makes them up as she goes...

Your schedule looks about like this these days it's different when you are with the nanny we think because Graham keeps you distracted and entertained:)

9:30-nurse/bottle + baby food
11:30-nurse/bottle + baby food
4:30-5 nap
6:00-nurse/baby food
8:30-bath time/bed time routine

Likes: food...for being such a lil bit you LOVE food...being held, oh how you love being held....your little "Pickles," dancing, waving and saying "hi", music, your lovie, your sound machine (you turn it on when it turns off), going on walks, your doggies-Dixie and Zoe-they are so funny to you

Dislikes: being put down....you love, love to be held..., when you can't see us in the room, waiting for your food or bottle to warm up, being tired

Weight:  15 lbs 0oz (6%ile)
Height:  27 inches (25%ile)
Head: 16.8 ( 19%ile)

Diaper count: 2175 (Size 2)
Wipes packages: 46
Diaper genie refills: 8

Longest stretch of sleep: 12 hrs 3 min
Shoe size: Size 2
Clothes size: 6 months, some 6-9 months

Eating every 3-4 hours, eating solids ~4-6oz at breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner. (2-5oz bottles while mommy works); nursing 5-6x/day

Milestones: saying "Mama," waving and saying "Hi!", Cruising on furniture

Shots today: None...yipee!!
Blood work: Hgb (12.6) normal yay!!

Happy 9 months lil Isabella!!

Psalm 139:13-16  For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you,when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them

1 comment

  1. Sweet, sweet girl! So excited to spend time with her this weekend!!