Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tracey Ann - 9 Months

Tracey Ann turned Nine Months about three weeks ago... and my goodness this little girl changed and developed SO much this month!


  17.5 pounds at her 9 month check up, which puts her in the 39th percentile... just perfect.

27 inches tall... although they are not measuring her standing up yet.  I will be anxious to see her height when she stands.  But the 27" puts her in the 25th percentile -- clearly she takes after me.

Clothing size:
She fits in 6, 9, and 12 month clothes, but I put her mostly in 12 month clothes because I can bundle her up, and her 6 month clothes are mostly summer apparel.

She eats anything we put in front of her, and seems to love it!  AND, this month she got her first two little toofies to help her to chew everything.  For a long time we gave her fruits and veggies almost exclusively, but now, we give her a huge variety of foods -- fruits, veggies, carbs, meats!  She drinks water with meals, and she is a GREAT little eater.  She also still gets breast milk throughout the day... and less when I'm gone.  I think both she and I will be ready to wean soon after she turns one year old.

Sleeping certainly has its ebbs and flows, but she is such a great baby.  I think part of what doesn't help Tracey Ann sticking to a strict sleep routine is that our routine is different every day... some days the nanny is home, some days mama is home, some days mama and daddy are home -- and our routine is different for each of those days.  Also impacting her sleeping was the fact she cut two teeth this month.  On her good days, she sleeps from about 8pm until 6 or 7am.  Then she takes a morning nap, about 1.5 hours, and a shorter afternoon nap -- about 30-60 minutes.

New Accomplishments: 
  • She officially began to crawl
  • She officially began sitting up on her own
  • As soon as she began sitting up on her own, she saw the world above her and began pulling herself up

  • After about a week of losing her balance and falling straight back (like a tree goes TIMBER), she learned to bend at the waist and fall, from a standing position, on her bottom
  • A heartbeat after she learned to pull herself up, she started lifting one leg at a time trying to climb... she hasn't figured out how to do it yet, but give her another minute 

  • Two little TEETH!

  • First time brushing her little toofies!

  •  Bath time
  • Standing up

  •  Listening to books
  • Lexie and Lloyd
  • Mama and Daddy
  • Things that are shiny (many of which are off limits)
  • Plastic bags (off limits)
  • Cell phones (sometimes off limits)
  • Remote Controls (sometimes off limits)
  • Adult keys (sometimes off limits)
  • Lloyd's toys (off limits)
  • Keeping Mama on her toes
  • Getting her diaper changed... she doesn't like to lay still
Places She Went:
  •  First cold, fall Middle School football game

Special Memories:
  • First time Daddy put her to bed for the night without Mama there (Mama got home later... she still hasn't spent the night away from us)... Tracey Ann stayed very healthy, safe, warm, and loved... but I learned that I need to specifically leave out her pajamas for Daddy
     when I'm gone
  • First time playing with Mama's braillewriter
  • Tracey Ann
  • Tracey
  • Baby Girl
  • Beautiful
  • Pumpkin (pronounced Punkin)
  • Fuss-o (when she's fussy)
  • Pretty Girl
  • Little Climber
  • Squirmy
  • Hard Worker
  • Problem Solver 

 Where is the time going?
image signature

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for stopping by and joining the conversation.