Thursday, June 1, 2017

Lottie: {Ten Months}

Lottie –

You are ten months old today!

According to our at home measurements, you are 20 lbs, 5 oz and 27-3/4 inches long! {We're pretty sure your height is wrong because you will NOT lay still, even for a diaper change!}

9 Month, and 12 Month clothes are what you are wearing. A couple of 6, and 6-9 Month clothes barely fit, but mama needs to pack them away for you little sister. You wear size 3 diapers, as well as special overnight diapers to keep you from having leaks at night. You can wear size 2 shoes, but you don't really like anything on your feet.

You are eating 5 bottles, and 2 (ish) meals a day. You drink Similac formula, with a little mix of Similac AR to help with spit up. We are trying to wean you on to regular Similac, and so far you've done ok. We're having 1-2 feedings in a sippy cup. You are very particular about your sippy cups, and you are my first baby who cares for spout cups as opposed to straws. They also have to be soft, or you cry for your bottle. You are not interested in water. You had a cold and got really finicky with solids. We can usually get 2 meals out of you, but not every day! Your favorite foods are: oatmeal with peanut butter, sweet potatoes and corn, ham with green beans, Cheerios, and puffs. You like MumMums 85% of the time. You are also more interested in feeding yourself, but mama is not ready for that. If we give you your own spoon, sometimes that helps keep you happy.

You sleep from about 9 pm to 7 or 7:30 am. You take 2 naps a day. You're fairly consistent, but recently started getting tired after different times. I'm not sure if you need blackout curtains or what, but we're still figuring out how best to help you rest. You prefer to nap in your swing, which is ok for now. Mama will have to make you start napping in your crib soon, even if that means shorter naps. You usually sleep on your tummy, and want to go to bed at the same time as Big Sissy. A few times this month, you would cry in your sleep. We were able to calm you and get you back to sleep pretty easy. Overall, you're a good sleeper, and we are thankful!

Now that you're in the ducky bath tub, you seem to play more! You like to try and climb/stand up, which makes us nervous. You also have been splashing more! You are our first baby who doesn't mind getting water in your eyes. If you could, we'd like you to stay that calm about it :)

You have four teeth with more to come! You chew on anything you can get your hands on, and chomp away. We got you a special teether, and you like it most of the time. You especially like mama's hair, burp cloths, cell phones, and wipes. Still no pacifiers for you.

We have a hard time keeping up with you! You can roll to both sides, scoot backwards, army crawl. spin 360 degrees on your tummy, crawl on all fours, sit back up from crawling position, sit upright, stand, and climb into your rocking chair. You kind of try to take steps, but you are definitely working on standing without holding on to anything! We can tell you're going to be a climber. You are quite the wiggle worm, and we have to watch you carefully so you don't get into trouble. You can clap flat handed, shake your head "no" and you're trying to wave more often.

We are so thankful for your sweet disposition. You are a very easy baby, and seem to be very happy 90% of the time. When you're not, it's usually because you a) don't feel good, b) are overly tired, or c) separated from mommy or daddy. You seem to be really attached to mama lately, which can be hard because of how large Lexie is getting. A few times, Lexie has kicked you when mama holds you, or tries to wear you with the boba. {Mama calls that the "Double Decker Bus" HAHA} You laugh more than you have, and you smile with your entire face! We are complimented about you when we're out in public. You always leave a little sparkle wherever you go! You are also our chattiest baby! You say dada, (or aggie for daddy), ssssss for sissy, dah for dog, and make all kinds of sounds like we're having a conversation. You refuse to say mama! You either say "da" back, or just smile/laugh when we tell you to say mama. Oh well, at least mama knows you love her ;)

Things you love: being tickled, food (especially your bottle), watching brother make silly faces, chewing on everything, getting attention from sissy, crawling, exploring the living room, "petting" Olive, blankets on your face, being with people (especially mommy and daddy), your sound machine giraffe, your special song mommy sings with your name, and being held. You don't enjoy: being hungry, being tired, being in a chair or swing when you want to be held instead, and loud barking.

Lottie Liza May, we love you more than we could ever express! You are the perfect fit in our family, and we can barely remember what life was like before you came. You are growing so fast, but we love watching you grow and change with every stage. You are also still our easiest child too ;)Love you, Vanilla Bean Latte!

And now a few outtakes:
{What a happy girl!}

{She's really chewing her fingers lately}

{Trying to rock the chair}

{This is how she looks most of the day. Busy trying to stand/climb on everything, and mama!}

{Siblings <3}

{Posing with the bear}

{Something caught her attention!}

{Those eyes <3}
{She was trying to climb in the window}


And a few comparisons :)
{Months 1-3}
{Months 4-6}
{Months 7 & 8}
{Months 9 & 10}

{Left: Jillian 10/2012 Middle: David 10/2014 Right: Lottie 6/2017}

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