Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Brooklyn {Nine and Ten Months}

Woops! Completely missed a 9 month update. Actually, once I realized I missed it, we were already so close to 10 months, that I just let it slide. Brooklyn turned 9 months a few days after Christmas. With the holiday and the busy-ness, I just forgot......oh well.

9 and 10 months have not proven to be much different though. Miss Brookie started crawling, consistently, right around Christmas which is the biggest update. She really didn't care much about presents, or wrapping paper, or Santa. She did not like sitting on his lap much at all though!

Length, Weight, Percentiles: Brooklyn visited the Pediatrician right around Christmas for her 9 month check up. She weighed 18 lbs 7 oz. and was 27.5 inches long. She is in the 55th percentile for weight and the 45th percentile for length.

Features: She is up to 7 teeth now. 4 top teeth and 3 bottom teeth. Her 4 top teeth sprouted all at the same time and she handled it like a champ. She still has very little hair, and has to rock a headband on that bald little head of hers consistently. I just want her to have some hair! It appears to be dirty blonde though, what I can see of it. 

Sleep: Brooklyn is sleeping through the night consistently now. She occasionally wakes up in the middle of the night but after whining for a few minutes, puts herself back to sleep. She typically goes to bed around 7 PM and sleeps until we wake her up at 6:45 AM on weekdays or until 7-7:30 AM on weekends. She naps twice a day, typically for 2 hours. Her morning nap is around 2-3 hours after she wakes up in the morning and then her afternoon nap is around 1 PM, after lunch. She sucks her thumb to put herself to sleep and it is just the sweetest to see her sucking on it! Most mornings I find her sleeping on her chest, with her little butt up in the air. I just love that! Occasionally, she will fall asleep sitting up, hunched over with her head in between her legs. It looks awful, but it doesn't bother her at all!


Diet: Brooklyn will eat what we have for dinner most nights. She much rather prefers us to feed her over feeding herself. Lazy girl. She tends to be quite picky and not open to trying new things. Some of the foods she loves are veggies (peas, carrots, corn, green beans, avocado), fruits (strawberries, blueberries, mandarin oranges, bananas-occasionally). She prefers food that has sauce or more flavor to it over just plain noodles, chicken, or ground beef. She still loves baby food and if we have something spicy or something she won't eat, she will always gobble up baby food. She is eating 6-7 ounces of formula 4 times a day. 

Clothes and Diapering: Wearing 9 and 9-12 month clothes and size 3 diapers during the day and size 4 diapers at nighttime.

Social: So easily entertained. She gets so excited to see us! She loves peek a boo, playing with Bennett, bouncing on my knee, and airplane. Now that she is mobile, she is enjoying her toys much more. She crawls around checking everything out. She really enjoys Bennett's toys, much to his dismay. 

Brooklyn just adores Bennett. She thinks he is just so hilarious. Sometimes he can get a little too rough with her and it upsets her, but for the most part, she lets him pretty much do whatever he wants with her. She is so tough with him. 

She is starting to imitate sounds and "words." She consistently repeats mama or dada. 

She is definitely experiencing some stranger danger. If Josh or I am around, it takes her a bit to warm up to new people. She also does not like it when we drop her off at daycare or church nursery. But, she gets over it quickly once we are out of sight. 

Some of the new things she has been doing in the past two months: crawling, pulling herself up, lowering herself down, walking along furniture or toys (very little, maybe a step or two to transition to a new area), taking a few steps behind a walker at a time, getting more food actually IN her mouth rather than on her lap.....but she still prefers we feed her.

Likes: Peek a boo, sucking her thumb, boingy thingy's by doors, puzzles, books

Dislikes: getting dressed after a bath, waiting for a bottle, not getting attention