Weight: 17lb 9oz
Height: 27 1/2 inches
Teeth: 4. Both upper central incisors broke finally broke through. Now maybe a brief hiatus before we resume teething hell.
Diapers: The only thing of note here is that since she is eating tons of solid foods, we are able to go a bit longer between diaper changes. Now if only both kids were potty trained...
Clothes: Mix of 9m and 12m, depending on the brand.
Sleep: Most of the time she's going off to bed a bit later at night, though we can't do any later than 7 else it is meltdown city around here. Usually she's in bed by 6:30-6:45. Still up most nights for one feeding, though since vacation this totally ranges in time. It's super nice when she gets up to nurse right before 6 then goes back down for another hour or two. Still two naps a day. Please never ever ever give up both naps, kiddo!
Food: We've been given the green light by the pediatrician to try any sort of food except honey. Besides that, she's tried everything besides nut products. I ought to give her some because it's inevitable that Ella will try to give her sister some eventually. In fact, it's a miracle we've made it this long without that happening. Marian still nurses like a newborn- most days it's at least a dozen times a day. Which is getting very old. I love nursing and by no means am I ready to give it up (because then I probably couldn't eat ice cream every day). I am, however, ready for her to cut back a bit. Ella naturally cut back when she started eating solid foods so having a little remora fish constantly wanting to nurse is new to me. I know a lot of it is for comfort. She'll bonk her head and the only thing that will calm her is to nurse. I don't know what I'm going to do to get her to cut back a bit. In all honesty I'm not going to do anything until after we are done traveling for the summer, at which point she'll be almost 10 months and maybe will have cut down a bit on her own.
Words: Bye bye, dog, down, and up all entered her vocabulary this month. Of course not perfect pronunciations, but she says the same thing consistently. Yesterday as I was leaving to go to the grocery store Jim heard her say, "Bye bye Mama."
Milestones: She waves hi and bye. Lots and lots of cruising with many attempts at walking, but she's not quite there yet. She can manage one step then trips on the second. Recently she discovered how to hold a toy in her mouth so as to have both hands free to crawl or cruise. She can stand up on her own for almost a minute at a time. She now gives kisses- open mouth slobbery kisses but kisses nonetheless and sometimes will make a kissy noise at me.
Miscellaneous: Marian is quite the little stinkerpot and has started doing things to purposefully annoy her sister. When we were on vacation and they were next to each other in the car, Marian would sneak her leg over onto Ella's lap- prompting lots of cries of, "MOM! She's kicking me! Keep you feet to youself!" as Marian giggled. At the same time, Marian wants nothing more than to play with her sister and gets so upset when Ella doesn't want to play. Ah, the joys of siblings.
Other things that interest her: dumping things out (blocks, box of clothespins, opening drawers and ripping things out at lightning speed), singing songs with motions (i.e. If you're happy and you know it), and being a little mountain goat and climbing onto everything.
|Taking out tupperware|
|Playing with her shadow|
|Mommy & Marian selfie at the lake|