Wednesday, November 10, 2010

3 Months Away

 Baby Avi how is it that you are just 3 months shy of being a one year old? Could time really have gone that fast?  Is it possible that I am already starting to plan for your first birthday bash?

It is true because today you are 9 months old. 

You have to be one of the cutest 9 month old ever 
You are getting more hair and it is a lot darker then we thought it would be.
You still have a tiny little dimple in your chin ( just like your daddy ). 
Your eyes still have a tint of blue in them but we are thinking they may be a hazel blue.

Your smile lights up a room and is so contagious. 
You do this really cute thing when you get excited and you grin so big and make a huu huu noise and you squint your eyes.  It is way to cute and always puts a smile on my face.

You are crawling - have been for a few months now.  
You are super fast and are all over the place.  Your favorite place to be in under the table.

You pull yourself up on everything.
It didn't take long after you started crawling for you to start pulling yourself up on EVERYTHING.
You crawl to something and pull yourself up. 
You have just recently learned how to softly get yourself down from the standing position, before you would fall down pretty hard and just start crawling. 

You can stand for between 3 and 6 seconds on your own.  
I practice with you daily and you are only getting stronger and learning how to balance more. 

I believe you will be walking by 11 months!

You are a great eater when it comes to food. 
You love your cereal and have had no issues with any baby food that we give you.  
You eat at least 3 meals a day.

You are not big on your bottle.  
Mommy is pretty much the only one that can get bottles in you.  

We are giving you more and more solids.
You love having foods that you can hold, touch and smoosh. 

You are a messy eater and always turning your head or looking in a different direction.

You are not the best sleeper.
I am starting to wonder if some of the solid foods you eat give you stomach issues.

You take ok naps depending on what goes on that day.
You almost always take only two naps a day.  
One in the morning and one in the afternoon. These naps range anywhere from 1 to 3 hours.
I am trying to get you to take a cat nap in the evening so you stay up a little later in hope you sleep better.

You are always asleep between 8:00 and 8:30 at night.
You DO NOT sleep through the night. 
Sometimes waking up 3 or more times a night.
Sometimes you eat other times you want to be awake and sitting, sometimes all i takes is put the Nuk back in your mouth

You do sleep in your crib almost all the time.
Sometimes I pull you in our bed because I need some sleep.
80% of the time you are in your own bed and that is great for us!

Your voice. You want it to be heard.
You scream, screech and babble.
You say da.da.da. , , ya.ya.ya  . . . . ect. 
No meaning behind what you say yet  . . but shh daddy seems to think so.

You are a BIG TIME mommies girl.
When it comes to mommy and daddy you always want mommy.
I can't leave you with daddy without you screaming.
You follow me around and chase after me around the house.
As much as I love how much you love me it can be super stressful at times! 

I am trying to get you to clap, wave hi or bye and blow kisses.
I am also starting to do So Big, Patty Cake and Peek A Boo a lot more with you.

You still love to follow your sister around.
Sometimes I think she likes it more then she admits. 
She picks you up and takes you everywhere. 
I believe that she thinks she is the mom because she sure acts like she is in charge of you.

You give your dad the biggest smile when he comes home from work. 
Your daddy is the best because he almost always gives you your baths and he has had to deal with you pooping in the tub more then 4 times now.
He is also the best because he is so patient with you and is so much better at dealing with your crying then I am!

What The Doctor Says :

We had your appointment today and the doctor said you look great.
  She said you are healthy and you seem to be happy.  She got a lot of smiles out of you.

We talked about your sleeping or lack there of at night. 
She said to make sure we are allowing you to fall asleep on your own for naps and night time.  She also said to have a blanket or a soft toy so that if you do wake up you can comfort yourself back to sleep.  She said it is more then fine to let you cry yourself to sleep because she thinks that you most likely do not need to feed in the night anymore.

We talked about eating and how much formula you need.
She said that you needs at least 15 ounces of formula a day and that we should try and give you formula in a sippy cup at each meal time.  She also said that we could cut back on the baby food and start giving you more table food and more meats to help with your calorie intake!  I might try and just switch you to whole milk because you are not a fan of your formula anymore. 

She told me that you are solid on your feet. She was surprised at how strong you where and how you could stand on your own for awhile.
She said to not over decorate for Christmas and to be careful with the tree.  She guesses you will be well on your way if not walking by Christmas.!  I think she is right and I don't plan to decorate much at all!

Here are your stats -

Height - 26 1/2 inches - 10 / 25 %
Weight - 14 lbs 13 oz - 3 %
Head - 44 1/2 cm - 50 %

You got your second dose of the influenza shot!  
The fluid that was in your ear a month back was all cleared up and gone so you have not needed any antibiotics and you fought it off on your own!


Jessica said...

Wow, I can't believe she is that close to being a year old!! SHe is just precious, as always!

Sharstin said...

she is so darling! and just a tiny little chick!! how time flies!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I can't believe that she's 9 months old! Wow!