January 27, 2011

Ten Months Old

Lela, you are 10 months old!

  • You weigh 17.5 pounds (according to the bathroom scale which has been proven to be somewhat unreliable).
  • You wear mostly 6-9 month and 9 month clothes.
  • You wear size 3 diapers
  • You are getting really close to walking and you took four or five steps yesterday for Miss Linda and Miss Sara at the church.
  • You sleep good at night but bed time is not your favorite time. You are also waking up earlier in the mornings which means I have to get up extra early so I can get ready for the day :] But you still typically take two naps a day.
  • You breastfeed four or five times a day.
  • You are doing good eating three meals with snacks and you love to feed yourself.
  • You don't have separation anxiety and you always smile back at a friendly face.
  • You love to talk and you're getting better at imitating the words we say.
  • You are getting better at communicating with us by reaching for things you want and putting your hand over mine and Daddy's mouth when you want us to stop talking.
  • You put everything in your mouth including bugs you find along the baseboard.
  • You've always loved to dance to music and now you've started to sing along with the music.
Taking your monthly picture has become somewhat of a challenge since you automatically think I'm putting you down for a nap when I put you in your crib . . .

. . . that's why you have a pin drive in your hand. For some reason holding the pin drive made everything ok. But if I took the pin drive away . . .

. . . it wasn't ok anymore.
I am proud to say I got one good picture without the pin drive, although it's not very smiley.

You are such a happy girl and you love to have fun and make everybody smile. I can already tell you are a little performer and you love to be at the center of attention. You are so smart and you're always looking for an opportunity to learn more. You are so loving and my prayer is that you'll learn to love Jesus just as much.

P. S. Yes, I took a nine-month crib picture but because she was crying, I didn't post it until now.

January 10, 2011

Nine Months Old

Lela, you are 9 months old!
(Let me say I realize this is extremely late but I figure its better late than never!)
  • You officially weigh 16 lbs 9 oz. That's only a 5 ounce gain in two months! But it is apparently fairly normal for babies' weight to fluctuate between 6 and 9 months because they have become more active. I have to admit I was worried but Dr. Shirley said it's normal and just to increase her calories. You are growing well in all other areas.
  • You wear some 6 month clothes and some 6-9 month clothes.
  • You are in size 3 diapers.
  • You are crawling fast and easily walking around furniture with support. You are more comfortable walking around while Daddy or I hold only one of your hands.
  • You are a great sleeper. Sometimes you'll wake up in the night but you will put yourself back to sleep. We have even put you down for the night while you were still awake and you put yourself to sleep!
  • You have started staying up after your 6:30 feeding though and not going back to sleep until 10:00 or 10:30.
  • You are breastfeeding less and less.
  • I have started feeding you three meals a day and giving you snacks twice a day. You have learned to feed yourself Cheerios!
  • You usually take a least one nap during the day and then you'll get sleepy around dinner time but we try to keep you awake because you won't sleep well at night otherwise.
  • You do good when I leave you in the nursery. You are only really clingy to me after we get back from vacation and you haven't had as much attention from me.
  • You are babbling a lot and seems like you respond to our words like you know what we're saying sometimes. Every now and then it sounds like you say "hi"
  • You have starting waving "hi" and "bye" and you love to shake your head "no" every time we tell you "no."
  • You love to play with all the things you're not supposed to play with and you are so busy all the time!
  • You love to dance every time you hear music and you are such a fun loving personality.
I know I didn't do the crib picture this time around. I figure I've missed it so badly that I'm actually closer to her 10 month birthday so the picture will not show much progress. I might change my mind later but this is all I've got for now.