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happy nine months, Vivi

Your daddy summed up my thoughts quite nicely this evening when he was holding you by saying “I am just so obsessed with her.”  I could hear that tinge in his voice that told me he was staring into your eyes and was seriously tempted to squeeze the daylights out of you.  I feel that a hundred times a day.  You are breathtakingly beautiful.  Your bright blue eyes and long eyelashes.  Your perfectly smooth skin and sweet little lips.  You are so precious.

 

- from mama’s letter to you

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What you weigh –12 lbs. 6.5oz.

What you eat – Still nursing full time.  You are doing better everyday with your solids.  You still make a face the first time we put pretty much anything in your mouth, including your favorites.  But you’re eating pretty well, and your weight gain shows it!  Your favorite foods are avocado mixed with a little bit of fruit and sweet potatoes.  I have to say – you are pretty picky.  I am taking it on myself to make you and bubba the best eaters possible by introducing as many new foods as I can.  But you are a stubborn little thing (like your mama) and if you don’t like it, you absolutely will not open your mouth.  Your least favorite things seem to be plain yogurt and lentils.  We’ll keep trying new things as much as possible, though, and hopefully with time you’ll start liking more and more.  Right now you are eating solids at lunch and dinner.  We’ll probably start eating breakfast sometime soon.

How you sleep – You are now sleeping from about 8 or 8:30 until 7:30 or 8.  Most days you take 3 naps.  Your naps are usually about and hour to an hour and a half, sometimes longer, sometimes a little shorter.  Your morning nap is usually on the longer side.  We are still swaddling you with one arm out.  This past week you’ve been on a bit of a nap strike.  You’ll sleep in your swing, but you just don’t want to be in your bed.  I think it may have something to do with teething maybe?  Either way, I’m assuming it’s just a phase, and things will be back to normal soon.

What you wear – You’re mostly wearing 3-6 now, with the occasional 0-3 in something that runs big.  The only shoe you wear is your pink converse…they are huge on your little foot, but because they’re hightops and they tie we make them work!

Diaper –  Bum Genius Freetime with one row of snaps left open in the middle.

Favorite activities – playing peek-a-boo, playing with my earrings (and anyone else who is wearing any), chewing on things, taking baths

Least favorite activities: having your face cleaned, being wrapped up in a towel when you get out of the bath, you don’t mind getting strapped into your carseat as much now because we took the thick padding out of it….but you still don’t like it per se.
Big moments in your fifth month of life –  first tooth, first family vacation, first time to the mountains, first big snow (in Colorado), started eating dairy (plain yogurt), slept in your own bed the entire night, started sleeping separately from bubba at night, gave up your dream feed, first trip to the zoo

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