9 Months Old

9 Months Old

This has been our most fun month yet. She’s on the move, she’s talking, she’s interacting and playing more. We love everything about life with our girl.

Remington weighs 18 lbs, 2 oz and is still 27-28 inches long (she hasn’t grown much lately). She’s around 50th percentile for weight, but is now dropping on height and is like 10-15 for height.  Doctor says she could just be waiting for a growth spurt. He said he’s not ready to say she’s gonna be short. ha! Her head circumference is also in the 10-15 percentile. Our tiny girl! She’s wearing size 3 diapers and anywhere from 6-9 to 9-12 month clothes depending on how it fits (she’s tall, so onesies have to be bigger). She can finally wear her newborn shoes!!

She’s eating 5 5 oz. bottles a day, and eating 3 meals and a snack. Aside from being sick, she’s still a great eater. She prefers hand grabbing her food, but will let us spoon feed her (when she does it, it’s a HUGE mess, so only at dinner at home).

This month, she tried: tomatoes, cottage cheese, pineapple, pork, plums, salmon, cinnamon, vanilla, sage, rosemary, basil, garlic, eggplant, tilapia, green peppers, cucumbers, pasta, cauliflower, coconut, chickpeas, onions, cherries, Goldfish and Cheerios (and probably some things I forgot).  She also got her first ice cream (from my friend Danielle at a church function) and cupcake (at daycare for a kid’s birthday).

Her favorites are still berries and green veggies.

She loves school. Big smiles when we arrive. Thank goodness, no separation anxiety yet. She’s all smiles at drop off at school and church and happily goes to “strangers” (aka people at church functions).

This month she sadly got another ear infection and her first stomach bug. She is still so happy and smiley even during sickness, though.

She’s napping AWESOME- at school for 2 hours or at home for several naps on the weekends. She puts herself to sleep for naps and at bedtime. She sleeps 11 hours straight at night. She goes to bed at 6:30-7:30 depending on how tired she is and sleeps until 6 a.m.

She is BIG girl crawling now. AND FAST. She is a bit wobbly getting from crawl to sit and sometimes falls over. She’s sensitive when she falls over, even if she doesn’t bump her head.

She still LOVES being up in the baby carrier. She naps great in it and smiles big when I get it out and put her in it. Baby wearing is amazing for our bond and being on the go.

She says Mama and Baba very clearly and on purpose now. She’s said “Da” but just as a noise. LOTS of babbling and talking.

Her hair is getting longer and I often have to pin back her bangs.

She LOVES bath time. She crawls around, plays with her toys, splashes, tries to drink the water and eat the soap. She loves water time.

She’s just so fun. She smiles at everyone grocery shopping, she’s easy to run errands with. She is so easy, laid-back and flexible. She’s happy and her “fussy” is so mild. Strangers mention her smile, her hair and her eyes. They always say she’s a good baby- and she is.

Her favorite toys are ones that play music or spin rattle. She will spin the rattle on her activity table over and over and over and over.  She loves rolling the ball now.  She still loves her Hamilton Mix Tape “My Shot.” It’s our go-to happy song. She also loves fun noises and when we dance.

Still just the two bottom teeth. Those top two have been all month coming in, and still nothing.

Her nicknames include Bug, Roo, Roo bug, Remi Grace, RG, Punkin, Doodlebug, Doodles.

Remington, you are the best thing that ever happened to us. Each day is an adventure and a blessing. We pray to teach and guide you well. Your smile and giggle just melts us, and your determination (though sometimes is tough to deal with) is impressive and will serve you well. We love you, baby girl!

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