Sunday, July 20, 2014

the mommy of a 9 month old..what?!

Yet another month has passed and our sweet little baby is officially 9 months now--3/4 of a year! That is absolutely mind boggling to me as I feel like she should still be a newborn wanting to be held all the time. But oh my..those days are LONG gone.


  • We have a tooth! Ok, maybe not an entire tooth, but one is poking through the gums, finally! We spent the day out and about 2 weeks ago and while at dinner, Milania got sick for the first time ever. She was actually throwing up and that is not like her at all..she has never even spit up in her entire life so we were really puzzled. The thing was, she was acting totally fine besides that incident. Well, lo and behold just an hour or so later I spotted the little break on the gums and a sliver popping through. I am certain she is taking after her cousin Zoe, in that she also gets sick while teething. Perhaps swallowing too much saliva?
  • Miss Milania has also taken up standing on her own. She can't do it for very long at a time but without holding on to anything, she can stand for a few seconds before becoming wobbly and falling.
  • She has also learned to get our attention--if everyone is talking and not looking at her she will start squealing louder and louder until we finally look at her, at which time she will smile and instantly quit. She's a stinker.
  • Lastly, right before she turned 9 months, she began walking with her walker. It is not one you sit in, but rather one you push. She's a terrible driver though and if she's not falling down with it, she's crashing into it. Elderly beware.

We had our 9 month checkup a few days after her "birthday" and it was no real surprise....she is in just the 8% for weight (16 pounds exactly) and almost 50% for height (27.5 inches). So is totally average on height yet her weight is very low. Our Dr. said "she is very small" but we already knew this. She is not concerned though as she is very proportional, which we also knew. If you just look at her you may not even think she looks small--it just fits her so well, yet if you see her next to another 9 month old baby it becomes very obvious. Anyway, the good news is she's healthy, just petitie. She is wearing size 2 diapers, size 0-3 or 3-6 clothes, 6 month pajamas, and size 1 shoe.

Mom, Mom, & Mom
This is getting totally out of control. She is still on her "mom only" kick and it's  BAD. I don't think I actually left her anywhere all month without me so I know I'm not helping the situation but its she starts hyperventilating when I'm not around. She starts breathing in really heavy and literally looks and sounds like she will pass out. Even if I use the restroom somewhere she is on a beeline to follow me.

While at the cabin for the 4th I needed to go pump and was nervous to as Ryan wasn't around to watch her. Danny said "Aud we handle Quinn all day, we can take care of it" and it was him and Kari, along with Scott and Ashlee. It was less than 4 minutes later and they were knocking on the door with a little girl who was red as an apple, with tears streaming down her face, and forgetting to breathe. Kari handed her to me and said "you weren't kidding about her anxiety!" ay ay ay. I'm open to suggestions if you other mamas have any ideas! 

Baths, swimming, water in general
Dezi and Bella
Anything mom is eating
Being tickled

Getting ready for bed
Having hands/face wiped
Changing diaper
Changing clothes 
Having nose wiped
Long car rides

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