I really do not even know where to begin. You are growing up so fast. As usual, I am amazed how fast you are growing and can not get over the fact that you are only a few short months from being a year old!! I am loving every second and I love you so much Miss P!
You go to the doctor on Monday, so after that appointment, I will come back and update your height, weight and your percentiles.
You can still fit in some of your 6 month clothes and your 9 month clothes and a few of your 12 month clothes. You have a ton of 12 month clothes!! You will be so cute in all your summer outfits! We probably need to move you to size 12 month sleepers because your feet are getting a little cramped, but I am trying to wait until we go to the beach and I can get you some at the outlets. We have enough to get by until then! You are in a size 3 diaper, not sure for how much longer but I think we have a little more growing room! You are starting to fill out a little more than you ever have...you have a few baby rolls!
You still love your bottles...I can not decide when I need to reduce the amount of bottles you have a day. That is on my list to ask Dr. Hughes on Monday. You eat 4 bottles a day and have 8 ounces each time. First bottle around 730-8, then between 12 and 1 unless you are at "camp" and you want to eat with everyone else, so you have your bottle around 11:30, then again between 5 and 6 and then at 9 for bedtime. I am still able to pump the majority of your milk. Still about 70% of what you drink is breast milk, the rest is formula. You have your good and bad days of eating real food. You love the mum-mums, puffs, yogurt bites and of course fruit. Some days you resist eating your vegetables but ultimately you give in and eat them! We have even started giving you really soft veggies that are not pureed and you seem to enjoy feeding your self those!
Thankfully you are still a great sleeper Miss Paige! I love my sleep so I am so happy you do too! You sleep about 11 hours at night! Yay! You usually sleep anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour in the morning and then an hour to two hour nap in the afternoon. My favorite time is still our night routine. I love rocking you and loving on you...got to do it while you still let me!
You did teeth this month, so there was about a week of rough sleep. But I think your rough sleep is still pretty good. I gave you Tylenol before you went to sleep to help with your fever and then some teething tablets. You would wake up a couple times during the night and I wouldn't pick you up, just have you teething tablets and a paci and you were out! So I really can not complain too much! I think there was one night where you needed more attention and I rocked and cuddled you in the middle of the night. Speaking of sleep...you had your first over night trip without your Mama! You slept over at your Mimi and Grandaddy's house! I heard you did pretty well and woke up just one time and needed your Mimi. I was a proud Mama that you slept well for her..and that was in the middle of teething too!
You absolutely love school and Mrs. Linda. When you get there, you go straight to the book case. Mrs Linda even has some books on the floor waiting on you! You are the only baby that plays with the books, so I think you like having them to yourself. We had to say goodbye to Mrs. Linda for the summer and Mrs. Missy is there for summer camp. You love her as well. This is your first week of six at camp!
Thankfully you are finished teething for this round. You do not do anything half way Miss Paige. All four of your top teeth came in at the same time! No wonder you were hurting. They are all the way through but not finished yet. I cant wait to see you smiling showing off your six teeth...too cute!!!. Oh and your hair is growing in so well and looks like it may have a curl in it soon!!!
You are so mobile now, you are crawling everywhere! I will put you in your room and walk away and you are always right behind me. I have to admit...it is pretty cute watching you go! You are even standing up too! You have been doing this all month and insist on standing as much as you can. One night, you decided to be brave and stand up without pulling up on anything or holding on. You only stood for a couple seconds but what a proud girl you were! It will not be long before I am chasing you around everywhere. I have one request, can you wait until after our beach trip to start walking? It will make my life so much easier..ok? Thanks!
You are so busy! You can not sit still for anything! I love love watching you play. Lately you have been picking up something, moving to the other side of you, going back to get it and repeating over and over. You enjoy putting things in a bucket or box and taking it out. We can just see your little mind working so hard! You still love the same toys but you have to keep moving on to different ones quicker than you used to. Like I already said, you love books! You will play with your board books for the longest time, just turning the pages and "oohing" at them. You are quite the little talker! You talk ALL DAY long, especially when you are home. Usually it is "Mamamamama" sometimes you throw in Dada. You also said "bye-bye" a couple times! I swear..you are growing up so fast!
You just love smiling and people...you have learned to wave!! Last week you would wave every time someone waved at you, are a bit more selective this week for some reason! You wave once they aren't looking! Once we get the waving down pat, we are going to teach you to blow kisses!!! You still get so very excited whenever you see your Daddy but for some reason the last week or so you cry when he holds you! I hope this is just a phase and you stop doing that soon! You have also started "oohing" a whole lot lately. You make that sound and point! It is pretty cute, but what do you do that isn't cute right??
You are going to be a water baby I believe! Your favorite thing these days is bath time. We let you have the tub to your self...no more baby tubs! You crawl around and play with your toys! If you hear the water running before you are in there, you start freaking out because you are so excited!! You also love your baby pool, except when you have other babies in there with you and the water is freezing cold...we found that out in the mountains! You splash and splash for ever. You have to search for grass and pull that in the pool too. I have to admit, I love you in a bathing suit!!
You love being outside, but not for too long without water. It is pretty hot these days and you let us know when you are ready for some AC! You love to swing, play in the pool, ride in your wagon or just play in the grass! I can not wait to take you to the lake and for you very first boat ride!! You will just be taking it all in I am sure! Speaking of outside, you love looking out the window. My favorite thing was when I was pulling in from work and looked over at the window...I saw a sweet little face staring at me! Made my day!!
You are one funny baby Miss P! You get so excited when someone waves their face in front of you! You also have started loving peek-a-boo! When you get excited you make the funniest noises ever and start waving your arms up and down...well, really everywhere! When it is just us at home, you are very talkative, the more people that are around the quieter you get! Oh my goodness, you are so ticklish these days too! I haven't found a spot that doesn't make you giggle...your neck, under arms, back, feet, and my favorite your tummy!! The only bad thing is that you like to grab my hair and pull it when I tickle your tummy!
Your Daddy and I went away one weekend for the very first time without you. I was a nervous wreck leading up to it. I knew you would have a great time at Mimi's but it was the first time I wouldn't be with you overnight. I was heartbroken but knew your Daddy and I needed a fun night out of town. We had a great time, but I did think of you the entire time sweet girl! You were missed terribly! When we went to pick you up the next day, I don't know who was happier, you or me!! Made my day that you rushed over to me!!
We had a fun play date with Audrey this month. We met in Greenville and went to the zoo. It was your first time going! I was more excited than you were! You loved the farm animals because they came up close to you. You also enjoyed the glass where the alligators were because you liked to look through the glass at the water. We look forward to our monthly play dates!!
All of your firsts: crawling, standing up (while holding on) and walking along the table while holding on, saying bye bye, waving, went to the zoo, met all your Mama's coworkers in Greenville, start Camp at Learning Express, spend the night away from Mama and Dada at Mimi's, attended your first Bash at the Mountains for your BB's birthday, playing in baby pool, made the "O" face, eating non pureed foods, drink out of sippy cup much better, kiss with open mouth..love!, and standing without holding on to anything (it counts even if it only happened one time and lasted two seconds!). That is a lot to celebrate sweet girl!
Here are a couple of my favorite videos from this month!
I am in shock that you are 9 months old!! I believe I will be saying that for the rest of my life! Time goes by so fast! I hate that I can not spend all day every day with you. I wish more than anything in this world that I could be home with you, but I know you love your school and love having BB, Mimi and Gerri play with you! I love you so much sweet girl...it is hard to describe how I love you! So I just love and kiss you all the time! It is time to start planning your first birthday...I will defiantly have mixed emotions that day! Your Daddy and I love you so much sweet girl and we both look forward to watching you grow and change every day. You make my day so much better and always knows how to make me feel loved when I come home from work! I cant wait to see what the next month has in store for us!! I love you so much and happy 9 months Miss Paige!