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