Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Jillian: {Nine Months}

Jillian –

You are nine months old today! It’s crazy to think that you’ll be a one year old in just 90 days. According to our at-home measurements, you are 18 lbs, 3 oz and 27 1/2 inches long. I will update this after your 9 month well-check up next week. Updated: You are 17 lbs, 14 oz and 27 inches long.

You are still in some 6 Month (though dresses are getting to be too short), 6-9 Month, and 9 Month clothes. There is a 3-6 Month dress that is long enough to still fit you. We’ll wear it until it’s too small. You wear size 3 diapers.

Eating is overall going well! You have about four 5-6 oz bottles a day, and you have 3 solid food meals. Green beans are still your favorite food. Beef seems to be your least favorite. You don’t seem to like teething feeder whenever we’ve tried giving you non-pureed food. Finger foods don’t seem to interest you too much either. You can pick up puffs, but have trouble getting them in your mouth 25% of the time. You seem to favor your left hand when feeding yourself either with finger foods or with your spoon. We may have a lefty on our hands!

You are still taking Zantac twice a day for your reflux. At your well-check up, we’ll ask if it’s time to start weaning you off of it.

It seems like you have teething pain from time to time, but still no new teeth.

You roll around everywhere and you started army crawling 4 days ago! However, if the object you want is too far, you sometimes give up and just cry until we pick you up. I hate to interfere, but you get a little hysterical if I just leave you alone. You also recently pulled yourself up to standing once! You starting waving recently, but will not do it on command yet. Although your hands can't just yet, you can clap with you feet. In fact, you try to do everything with your feet that you can with your hands. You silly monkey baby ;)

We recently stopped swaddling you at naptime and it kind of killed your good naps. You are catnapping again without the swaddle. You are also starting to fall asleep on your tummy at nap time only. It makes me nervous, but I have to trust that you will move if you need to now that you’re older. I do check on you often, just to be sure :) You’ve been waking up once at night ever since we got home from Minnesota. Sometimes it’s around midnight, and other times it is around 4 a.m. We can usually get you back to sleep with a pacifier, but we’d rather you sleep through the night again.

You caught another cold this month. It only lasted a few days, but then mommy caught it from you. After a week of stuffy/runny noses, you were back to normal. You have not had a single ear infection yet! {Knocks on wood}

We went up to Minnesota to visit your Jemma and G-Chaz this month! We did all kinds of fun things. We went to the zoo, you played in a pool for the first time, and we got to hang out with two really cool people :) You’re still a good traveler, but not for 12 hours at a time. {Trust me baby girl, nobody is a good traveler for that long!} During the trip back home, you really started to babble! You say “mama”, “ba ba ba” (for bang bang bang when hitting toys together), and “dada”. We’ve heard other things, but it is usually when your fingers are in your mouth. It’s so fun to hear your sweet voice!

It’s going to be a busy fall with you daddy and I having season tickets to TU football. That just means you’ll get to see your Grandma Darla and Papa Jim much more often than before!

Jillian, we love you so very much. You are amazing and it is an honor to be your parents :)

 {Lalalalala... Ooo something on the ceiling!}
 {Who took my pacifier?!}
 {What's that in your hand mama?}
 {My pacifier? Don't mind if I do! *chomp*}
{Maybe if I sit real still, she'll stop and let me play}

And some comparisons :)


  1. She is getting so big, and she is just absolutely adorable!

  2. She is beautiful!!

    We're partner's for the "just add color fall swap!" Email me at and we can start getting to know each other!


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