9 months old!
Vivian is in the 70th percentile for weight at 19 pounds, 14 ounces, and she is in the 75th percentile for height at 28 1/4 inches tall.
Vivian is still eating purees, and has about 3 meals everyday. She seems offended by food she has to chew, so we’re slowly incorporating soft, baby-friendly foods. She loves yogurt melts and tolerates the puffs, we just have to work on picking up chunks of actual food.
We are still nursing too. She has milk about 4-5 times a day, depending on when and how long she naps. It’s still going well (thankfully), and I’m enjoying our time together while it lasts.
eating breakfast with great aunt Angie
Where do I even start?? She is EVERYWHERE these days. She is a fast crawler and pulls up on anything she can reach. She is getting very brave and stands with little support. We practiced standing without any help today, and she surprised me with how well she can do it by herself!
I promise she wears clothes most of the time, but you wouldn’t know it from these pictures.
You get the idea. We need to do a little baby-proofing, I guess.
Vivian is still able to entertain herself for a long time, which I’m thankful for. She really enjoys her toys (and Kitty’s toys, too), and she loves to rip up magazines. It’s amazing how interesting some paper can be to a baby.
It seems like she discovers something new everyday. In the last few days, she has discovered the laundry room and loves to crawl around in there.
She also loves crawling up our front hallway and listening to her voice echo up the stairs.
She is still such a happy baby and gives out smiles and giggles to everyone she sees. We continue to count ourselves lucky for having such a pleasant, happy baby who can go with the flow (most of the time).
It’s harder to summarize her activity these days because she’s doing so much and capable of so much more. It’s also hard not to sound like a boastful, braggy mom. Vivian is wonderful in my eyes, just like every child is to their parent. I don’t want to come across in a “look how smart/cute/perfect my child is!!” kind of way, but that’s hard when this blog is all about her. Anywho. Back to how awesome my child is…
We still get up once every night, which is fine by me. She usually wakes up to nurse sometime between 4:00-6:00 am. I love having a little quiet time with her in the middle of the night. She looks more and more grown up in her crib because she’s getting so big! And she changes positions, flipping onto her side or her back without waking up.
During the week, she is pretty much only taking one nap, then sleeping for 20-30 minutes on the ride home. She will take 2 naps on the weekends. I would guess that she averages 2-3 hours of sleep during her naps.
I’ll spare you all the sappy mom comments. I have an endless supply, but I’ll leave with some pictures from the last month instead.
The Marietta Square has a free concert once every month during the summer, so we took a picnic and met some friends for the night.
She loves bath time, and we use it to calm her down most nights. Her witching hour is between 7:00-9:00, but she’s usually content and quiet in the tub.
Our first trip to the playground didn’t go as expected. She was terrified of the baby swing, and she wasn’t a big fan of the big swing with Mama either. It was pitiful!
on a walk with mom and Angie. She always sits like this!
Her first trip to the lake! She wasn’t very excited about her life jacket.
driving with great grandaddy Austin
pure joy playing at great grandmama’s on her 9 month birthday!
one week old (I think) compared to almost 9 months old. So much has changed!