Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Nine Months! (12/25)

Weight: 19 lbs.


Clothing Size:  3-6 months/6-9 months

Diapers:  Size 3

Feeding: Aniston drinks 20-24 ounces of formula every day.  She's eating all kinds of Stage 2 foods.  We've tried a little bit of table food, but not much.  I know it's crazy, but I'm so scared of giving her table food!  She's tried mashed potatoes and smushed steamed carrots and bananas.  We gave her puffs for the first time this month, and she loves them!  She is a fantastic eater and isn't picky at all (so far!).  We haven't found anything she doesn't like.  She even eats green beans now.  We've tried using a sippy cup with her a lot, but it hasn't gone very well.  She's still a little lazy and will only hold her bottle for herself if she's in a reclined position.

Hair/Eyes:  Aniston's eyes are blue.  Her hair is light brown with a reddish tint. Her hair is getting so thick and long--I'm constantly brushing it off her forehead and I'm able to tuck it behind her ears just a little bit.
Sleep:  Aniston has been going to bed earlier (between 7 and 7:30) and wakes up between 7:00 and 7:30.  She's been fighting sleep lately and bedtime has been horrible for most of the month.  She just cries and cries when she realizes we're trying to get her to go to sleep.  The last few days have been better.  We (finally) moved her to her crib on December 23.  Until then, she had been sleeping in the pack and play in our room.  (Please don't judge me for that--I know she should have been moved much sooner, but I just wasn't ready.) 

--Talking on the phone
--Fisher Price apps on the iPhone
--Moving around and exploring her surroundings

--She still hates having her diaper and clothes changed.
--Being contained in any way (the jumper, carseat, highchair, etc)

Fun Stuff:   
--We celebrated Aniston's first Christmas this month!
--Aniston started crawling shortly after her eight month birthday.  She is into everything!
--She pulls up on anything she can get her hands on--tables, chairs, people, the wall, even the schnauzers if they are standing still!
--She babbles all the time.  She's said "mama", "dada", and "bye-bye" so far.  She doesn't say words often--and definitely not when you want her to say them for someone. 
--She waves bye and has started waving hello in the past week.
--She is developing such a personality.  She's started pitching small fits lately (usually when we get her out of the tub, which is hilarious considering how much she hated baths just a few months ago!).  She'll kick her legs, wrinkle her face, and squeal. 
--Aniston rode in the car with someone other than me, Bradley, or her grandparents this month.  Kesha picked her up after work one day and she and Matt babysat while Bradley and I finished our Christmas shopping.
--Aniston smiles all the time and is a very happy baby!

Mommy's Point of View:  
Crawling has certainly changed things around here!  She is constantly in motion, and that means we have to be too!  We are quickly learning what needs to be baby-proofed in our house.  It is so much fun to watch her scoot across the floor.  I can't believe she's getting so big!  She keeps reaching milestone after milestone, and that's wonderful, but she's growing up too fast

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