Friday, February 9, 2018

10 months

Mary-Margaret is on the move.  She is a fast crawler, and explores everything.  She pulls up, cruises, climbs over pillows, opens the kitchen drawers and pulls out all the things!

She still loves her big sister, and squeals when she sees her.  With others, she is not easily excited and is not quick to give a smile like HG was at this age (and still is).

She takes a short nap if we are home in the morning, and always a good afternoon nap about 2-3 hours.

She tries most foods, and prefers to feed herself table foods instead of purees.  She doesn't really eat much at breakfast, but loves banana and peanut butter for lunch, and her favorites at dinner include peas, corn, chicken, and pasta.

Mary-Margaret is still not sleeping through the night, and is inconsolable if Marty goes in to check on her.

She cut her first two bottom teeth one day after another.  She has been fussy for about a week since they broke through the gums.

Mary-Margaret is happy when we are out and about even if she's missed a nap or nursing.

She never has a hard time going to bed at night, or going down for her afternoon nap.  She is a thumb sucker, and will cuddle a swaddle blanket and suck her thumb to go to sleep.

She is a Mama's girl still, and is a content observer of the world around her.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Mary-Margaret 9 months

Weight: 16 lbs., 20th%
Length: 27 inches, 18th %
Head: 44.5cm, 64th%
Mary-Margaret adores her big sister and follows her everywhere.  She will squeal and kick when HG comes in the room.

She started playing well independently this month (If she is well rested and fed).  Nursery workers always comment on how content she is. 

She is an observer and watches intently.  
She pulls up on everything, and is starting to cruise along furniture.  She has taken a few steps with her walker.
She started eating solids consistently this month.  Normal breakfasts include Cheerios, fruits, she has tolerated eggs but mostly plays with them, yogurt, fruit/oatmeal combo.  Her favorite lunch is mushed banana with peanut butter.  Dinner is some table food from what we are having, and a veggie puree.  She likes when I add quinoa to veggie purees.  She really enjoys shredded meats and noodles.

No teeth yet. 
Mary-Margaret is still not sleeping through the night, but we love her anyway.  She will usually wake once, yet some nights she wakes for a dream feed early and then again in the middle of the night.  She wakes for the day between 6-7.  She needs two naps right now, but morning nap is short and has to be adjusted depending on our schedule.   Afternoon nap is much more routine and she will sleep for at least 2 hours typically, and sometimes more :)

Mary-Margaret 8 Months

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mary-Margaret at 7 months

Mary-Margaret is 7 months old!  Here's what life looks like for her now:

-  She nurses every 3 hrs., and is trying solids 2-3 times a day.  She eats much more solids in the afternoon and evening, and barely wants anything in the morning. She still has not taken a bottle, but is learning how to use a sippy cup with meals.

-  She takes 3-4 naps a day about 1.5-2 hrs. after waking and nursing.

-  She just started sitting up independently.

-  Her eyes are big and bright blue.

-  Hatley-Grace can still make her smile no matter what!

-  She has discovered her hands and feet.  She watches her hands like she is checking out her nails, and likes to chew on her toes.

- Like big sister, she is content when we are out and about.

-  She has tried avocado, peas, sweet potato, butternut squash, carrots, quinoa, pears, oatmeal
apples, and some table foods as well.  No real preferences yet but peas are usually a hit.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Mary-Margaret is 6 months

We have had our baby girl with us half a year now!  Time goes so much quicker with the second baby, and yet she still seems so small compared to big sister.  

Her daily routine pretty much still follows a 3-3 1/2 hour schedule of nursing, playing, sleeping when we aren't out and about.   She normally sleeps from 8pm-7am with a dream-fed around 10:30.  I have been so much more relaxed about MM's schedule as we can't be home for every nap time, but she is adaptable.

She is 14 lbs. 9oz (16%), 25.5 in long(24%) and head is 43 cm (65%).

She continues to love her sister, and even on the fussiest of days HG will always make her smile!

She discovered her feet and likes to chew on her toes.

She is content in the nursery at church and is happy when we are out and about.

Mary-Margaret joined me on the women's retreat this month because she is not interested in the bottle at all.  She slept a total of 45 min all day, but was happy to let all the women snuggle her and dote on her.

MM can sit supported and roll over.  She is starting to push off her toes and try to reach toys, but not on her knees yet.  

She is a thumb sucker.

She has tried avocado, peas, sweet potato, oatmeal, raw cucumber and carrots.  She is still just learning and tolerating foods this month.  

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mary-Margaret at 5 months

Time just flies by with baby #2.  Mary-Margaret is still sweet as can be.

She is nursing every 3-31/2 hours during the day.  Because we are out most mornings, she has settled into a routine of waking around 7, a nap from about 8-9:30, we are usually out btw 10-12 and she make cat nap.  When we get home she will nurse and take a longer nap from about 1-3:30/4.  Then she will still cat nap around 5:30 or so, and bedtime is around 7:30.

She rubs her eyes, talks louder and louder and sucks her thumb when she is ready for a nap.

She rolls over onto her belly, but has forgotten how to roll to her back.  She will cry for help after being on her belly for too long.

She loves the jumperoo.

If she is awake at mealtime, she sits in her highchair like a big girl with us.

She is interested in everything going on around her, and has quit napping while we are out and about.

She is happy in the car seat, and has been a trooper on two road trips to see my parents which is about a 6 hour trip with a stop.

I think she looks like me more and more.

She loves her big sister, and Hatley-Grace can always make her smile.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

4 months

Mary-Margaret is 4 months old.
She is so attentive to what is going on around her and loves watching big sister play.  She talks to us by cooing and making sweet little noises.  
 She is drooling and chewing on her hands a lot this month, teething?
 She can roll over in both directions.  Right now she rolls onto her belly most of the time, and then will cry because she gets stuck there.

 She smiles and kicks her legs when I get her up from naps.
 She nurses about every 3 hours, and takes 4 naps a day.  Her first afternoon nap is the longest.  She usually goes to bed around 7:30, and needs a little dream fed around 10 and then sleeps until about 7.
 She can grab onto some toys and her paci now.
 She loves to suck on her thumb to soothe herself to sleep. 
 She loves being outside and went swimming for the first time in Mimi and Pop's pool.  She enjoyed the water and kicked her legs.  
Mary-Margaret is just a happy content little girl right now.  Her eyes are still bright blue and a little blond hair is coming through some of the darker hair.  

Stats from the doctor: