Thursday, November 3, 2016

Nine Months Old


Okay, so 9 months is the age where these pictures get really hard to do because baby won't sit still for two seconds let alone smile. I was close to just throwing in the towel with these monthly pictures/updates, but the second child in me protested such unfairness since I finished all 12 months with Esther. And lets be real we all know I would never stop talking about my children on this blog. Also the perfectionist in me looks at these photos and sees the bad lighting + all the blurry ones because I have no photography skills and just wants to throw them all out. But alas here they are. I know I will cherish them someday and maybe I will perfect the baby pictures with #3. END RANT

Adele turned 9 months old on October 28th. She had her 9 month checkup a few days ago and weighed 23lbs 10oz (99th %) and was 27.5 inches (46th%).  So yeah she is our chunky little girl still, but at least she is on the charts now! Finding clothes that fit her is a nightmare challenge. So she usually has clothes with pants and sleeves rolled up. She wears size 6 diapers, mostly just for convenience since that is the size E wears and they fit on Adele too. She wears cloth diapers at home and is wearing a Bumgenius pocket diaper in these photos in case anyone is wondering. 


Adele is so mobile now! This past month she starting crawling for real. She had been doing her belly scooting since 5 months, but now crawls on all fours. It is adorable, I love the crawling stage. She also started pulling up on furniture and will slowly cruise on furniture now. I am in no hurry for her to walk but based on her progress I think she will be walking around 12 months like Esther. 


Adele's sleep is about the same as before, except she usually takes two naps a day now. She will wake up at 7am, nap at 9 or 10, then a second nap at 2ish, then bedtime at 7pm. During the night she wakes up pretty often, mostly due to teething. If not teething she will usually wake up at 11pm and 4 or 5 am for nursing. 



She was a little cranky girl during these photos. Not pictured are all the ones she was either screaming or had red eyes from screaming. 

Adele loves to go outside, ride in the carrier, take baths, play with Esther, and loooooooves solid foods. There has literally never been a food she won't eat. She mostly eats finger foods now and has a great pincer grasp. She loves fruit and meats the most. She got 3 teeth within a couple of weeks, two on bottom and one on top. I joked with Leland we should have made her a witch for Halloween with that snaggle tooth she has going on. 


She doesn't like riding in the car, or being made to sit still. She is super sensitive just like Esther was at this age and will cry if we reprimand her for anything, like biting us. She doesn't really have very much stranger anxiety but  I have never really left her with anyone yet. But really Adele is such a sweet and generally happy girl. We love you little sister! 


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