Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Brooklyn - 10 Months

We are one month closer to our sweet baby's first birthday!  She turned 10 months old last week.  Brooklyn is such a sweetheart and we just love her to pieces.  She is such a happy baby and just smiles at everyone.  She has had another cold this past week and is unfortunately on another round of antibiotics for yet another ear infection.  But despite not feeling well she has still been mostly happy.

At 10 months Brooklyn:
*weighs 19 lbs
*wears size 9-12 month clothes
*wears size 3-4 diapers
*loves to sing twinkle twinkle
*loves bath time
*nurses 3-4 times a day
*will eat pretty much any and everything I give her.  Some of her favs are chicken, nilla wafers, and cheese.
*does great using a sip cup
*takes 2 naps a day one in the morning for 1-2 hours and one in the afternoon for 1-2 hours
*goes to bed at around 7 pm and wakes up between 6-7 am
*is crawling and getting into everything!!  We had to finally put gates on the stairs.  Still no signs of wanting to walk yet.
*loves digging in the toy basket and pulling everything out
*still only has 4 teeth but it looks like she will be getting the top right canine pretty soon.

She is such a great baby and we are all pretty smitten with her.  I can't believe she will be one next month.  I have already started working on her 1st birthday party and think it is going be pretty cute.  I just love watching this sweet baby girl grow and learn every day.  She is such a blessing to our family!


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Brooklyn - 9 Months

Baby girl is 9 months old!  She has officially been out of my tummy longer than she was in.  She is growing and learning new things every day.  It is so much fun to watch this stage as she explores her world and learns about the things around her.  She is an amazing baby and such a joy.  She loves her brother and sister and enjoys watching their crazy antics all the time.

I posted about all of her sickness during her 8th month and her 9th month continued on the same trend for a while.  She finally got over her second ear infection but before she finished that round of antibiotics she started running a fever that lasted for several days.  The day the fever ended she broke out in a horrible rash all over her head, face and torso.  We went back to the pediatrician for the 9th time I believe in a month and a half and she said immediately she had roseola.  It is just a virus that has several days of high fever followed by a measles looking rash for several day.  Brooklyn had a textbook case.  Once the rash cleared up she was back to her normal self.  Since then she has been pretty healthy, thankfully!  She started having a runny nose this week but hopefully that doesn't turn into anything else.

We had her 9 month well check up today and she checked out great!  She is ahead of schedule on several developmental things and is growing great.

At 9 months Brooklyn:
*weighs 18 lbs 5 oz (50th %)
*is 27 in tall (25th %)
*is wearing mostly size 9 month clothes but starting some 12 months as well.
*is wearing size 4 Honest diapers
*is nursing 4-5 times a day and getting 1 - 4 oz. bottle of formula before bed.
*is eating 3 meals a day with us.  She loves pretty much anything I give her but is especially fond of chicken, turkey, fruits, puffs, yogurt melts, and oatmeal.
*for most of the monthstill woke up once in the night to eat but the last 2 nights has slept for 12 hours!! WOOHOO!!  She goes to bed at around 7 pm and has been waking up at around 6:45 am.
*is still taking 2 naps a day.  The first one is usually around 10 am for an hour and then the second one is around 1 pm and is anywhere from 1-2 hours.
*is crawling all over the place and is in to everything.
*is pulling up on any and everything she can.
*loves pulling toys out of the toy basket and will sit and play by her self for extended amounts of time.
*loves bath time, especially with her big sister.
*started saying Dada this week and is making more and more consonant sounds so I know the word will start building up soon!
*still loves her paci but will occasionally suck her thumb as well.
*has 4 teeth. the 2 top middle and 2 bottom middle.
*gives the sweetest open mouth baby kisses on command. I love it.
*will typically start dancing when she hears a song.

I that about covers it for 9 months.  I can't believe she will be 1 in just 3 months.  I have already started thinking about what I want to do for her party :D.  This is such a fun stage with her.  I just think she is sweetest little thing ever.  She has the most gorgeous blue eyes.  I am so thankful for all the love and joy she brings to our family!