Elizabeth’s 9 Month Update!

20140707-095916-35956983.jpgElizabeth is 9 months (well technically on Friday… but who cares)!  That’s a milestone 🙂 For kicks, here is the little Bean at 1, 3, 6 and 9 months!

20140707-141611-51371423.jpgIsn’t that a hoot??? She’s changed so much!  Anywho, here’s what she’s been up to for the last month!

Height/Weight | She was at the doctor a few weeks ago because she was sick, but they didn’t measure her!  But her weight was 16.2 lbs.  She’s following her little growth curve perfectly!

Routine | Elizabeth is starting to SLIGHTLY change her routine.

  • 7:00am – Wake up and bottle.
  • 7:30am – Play time!
  • 8:00am – Breakfast time – usually oatmeal and applesauce or a yogurt with fruit.
  • 8:30am – If it’s Monday, Wednesday or Friday, we do a bath.  Leaning back to rinse her head is still “scary”…. when does that end?
  • 9:00am – Down for first nap of the day, and usually finishes off whatever was left in her bottle.
  • 10:00am – Wake up, and then bottle.
  • 10:30am – Play time! Or errands.
  • 11:30am – Lunch time – I’ll eat with her, so sometimes it’s leftovers from dinner, or I make some eggs!
  • 12:30pm – Down for the afternoon nap, and finishes whatever was left in her bottle.
  • 2:30-3:00pm – Wake up and bottle.
  • 3:30pm – Small snack – usually something pre-done (like puffs, or teething biscuit)
  • 4:00pm – She plays while I start dinner.
  • 5:00pm – Husband’s usually home by now, and we all three sit down for dinner.
  • 6:00pm – Get ready for bed!  She changes into jammies, and gets her final bottle.
  • 6:30pm – Lights out and asleep!

Sleeping | Still sleeping amazing *knock on wood* with a full 12 hours at night, plus two naps. Her morning nap is getting shorter, and only lasts between 1-1.5 hours.  But her afternoon nap is longer.

Eating | She’s started pushing away her bottle after drinking 4 oz.  That’s why we’ve had to start her on 3 square meals a day.  She’ll usually drink another 2 oz., though, before her nap.  Her favorite foods right now are avocado, yogurt, black beans, corn, peaches and pasta.

Sizes | HA! This child is currently using clothes in 3 different sizes.  She’s wearing 6 month onesies and dresses, 9 month pants, and 12 month pajamas.  At least I’m getting a lot of use out of those 6 month clothes!

Milestones | This last month was hilarious!  On her 8 month birthday, she just started ticking them all off the list!

  • Elizabeth started crawling on her 8 month birthday! It was only a few steps, but she soon got speedy!  Now she just zooms around!
  • Every place in the house is a new adventure – she is obsessed with the dining room.
  • She is starting to pull to stand now.  Over the weekend, she pulled to stand in her crib.  Had to snap a picture!
  • Elizabeth tried a veggie pattie for the first time… not sure if that’s baby appropriate, but she loved it!
  • She loves books!  We have a bin full of books, and she crawls over and starts pulling them out.  She especially loves finger puppet books.
  • Elizabeth also enjoys knocking down towers 🙂
  • We both love playing peek-a-boo around the coffee table.  Now that she crawls, we peek around at one another!
  • She started babbling a bit more, instead of her typical “aaaahhhh”.  She started saying baa baa baa and dadadadadada.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from over the last month!  The picture at top left is when she pulled to stand in her crib just a few days ago!  She was pretty proud 🙂

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11 thoughts on “Elizabeth’s 9 Month Update!

  1. So cute! Her smile gives me the giggles every time I see it. And it depends on the kids with the water on their head. My kids still hate it but can handle it without screaming now!

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  2. What a sweetie! I love reading these kinds of updates and seeing what other kiddos this age are up to (we’re reaching the 9-month mark here next week too!). Have you done any posts on baby food? Trying to introduce more bite-sized pieces rather than just purees but a little stumped on exactly what would be best… how do you prepare black beans when you give them to her? And holy smokes, what a good sleeper! My little guy gets up around 7:30 or 8, but he goes to bed more like 8:30-9 pm…

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    • Thank you, Anne!! Isn’t this time a hoot? I’ve had a Baby Led Weaning post in the works but have been too lazy to finish it! I just give her the bean whole! Sometimes I’ll make a batch of dried beans from scratch, but usually it’s just a can, rinsed. She hasn’t had problems with it. All foods I give to her whole or cut up into bite sizes pieces. We never did the purées. But that was because I was lazy! We started off doing the single ingredient foods, like roasted sweet potatoes, roasted carrots, etc (basically all veggies cut up into sticks and roared in the oven with some olive oil) and then fruits diced up. Now that we know she doesn’t have allergies, we’ve just been giving her bits of what we are eating, within reason. Hope that helps!!

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      • Thank you for the suggestions! I like this concept of baby led weaning but when my little guy started eating he seriously would have nothing to do with things that had any sort of chunks – only wanted finely pureed stuff. He’s a good eater though, and now that he’s fully mastered the pincher grasp he’s finally getting more into the idea of chunks of food. I like to give him bites of what we’re eating too, but until just recently he was funny about feeding it to himself – if I stuck it in his mouth he’d eat, but on the tray, not so much. Anyway, he loves pureed sweet potato so based on your comment we tried roasting and cutting into little pieces this week, and it was a success for sure! Going to try some black beans next as that seems like it would be a great healthy addition to the usual fruits & veggies. Isn’t creating good little eaters fun? I have way more fun with it than meal planning for adults 🙂

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      • I love thinking of ideas for food!! Glad the roasted sweet potatoes worked for you. Babies are funny – one minute they hate something or push it away, the next they’re gobbling it up. I find that a small handful of Cheerios entertain my daughter for a long time! She chases them around her high chair 🙂 It’s a hoot!

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