Monday, January 12, 2015

Haddie Mae: 9 Months

Dear Haddie Mae,
At 9 months...

  • You weigh 18.5 pounds
  • You are wearing 9-12 month clothes and size 3 diapers
  • You are in the 15th percentile for height, 50th for weight and 50th for head size (much more proportionate than brother at this stage!)
  • You sleep from 6:30/7pm-7am (12 hours), and only take 2 naps (9:30 and 2:00)
  • You still hate being on your stomach and have no interest in crawling, but you love to stand. The pediatrician said at your last appointment that you'll most likely just skip crawling and decide to take steps at some point (I doubt it will be anytime soon though!)
  • Your favorite toy right now is anything with lights
  • You have 1/2 a tooth and a lot of gums! You have been working on teeth for a while, and I think you have a couple more that will break through anyday, but right now we just have 1/2 a tooth on the bottom :)
  • You have had 3-4 colds thanks to big brother sharing his germy love, but you handle them like a trooper. You usually have a couple of nights where you sleep bad (because you can't keep your paci in while you cough) but other than that you don't seem to let it bother you much
  • You have started finding your pacifiers in the crib at night by yourself, which is awesome!
  • We had your first Christmas! You loved watching the Christmas tree and playing with the lights when we took it down. When we boxed up the lights it was the first time I've ever seen you upset to have something taken away from you.
  • When it's time for your nap we'll just lay you in your crib (sometimes after a bottle, sometimes not) and you'll just fall asleep! I seriously don't know if we can have another baby after you because you are so easy!
  • You've started gumming some real food. You love baby crunchers (like fake cheetos), yogurt drops, cheerios, and sometimes banana. You've tried zucchini and strawberries and seemed pretty neutral.
  • You have started saying, "mama mamama" but not much else. You mostly just smile at us bashfully
  • You drink about 5oz per bottle and eat 3 meals a day, sometimes having snacks in between
  • We've introduced the sippy cup as well as water, neither if which you care very much for.
  • You LOVE your big brother. You laugh and smile at him anytime he's close by
  • You have started crying when I'm out of sight, especially if it's night time and you think I'm leaving. It's sad but it's also very sweet :)
  • You have what we call "jazz hands" where you constantly twist your hands at your wrists and it looks like you are always in mid-dance
    The word I would use to describe you is content. You don't cry a whole lot and you don't demand very much. You are happy to sit on the floor and play by yourself as long as I am in eye sight. Even when we're in restaurants you'll just sit in your carseat and chew on your paci or play with your toes. Sometimes I'll bring you toys but mostly you're happy with just my car keys or a snack! I am so excited to see how your personality comes out more as you get older. Brother was into everything from at your age and would get frustrated when he didn't have what he wanted (he's still like that). But you, little one, you are happy to just be here, and I hope this means you will always have a spirit of contentedness. I could pray nothing more for you as a young woman than you would be satisfied with the body, talents, and life that God has given you and that you wouldn't feel the need to be jealous or envious of those around you. This is such a hard thing to accomplish in our world and I think God creates some people that just handle it better from the get-go. We love you to the moon and back, baby love. Never forget that you lack nothing that really matters in this world. You have the love of a Savior and the love of your family, stay content and rest in that.

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