And just like that, we’re into double digits! How is that possible??
Adeline is seriously so much fun right now!! She’s got such a BIG personality in that little body of hers, and we’re loving seeing it come out more and more. I miss her so much during the day because I’d rather be watching her curiously explore everything around her, and giggle and “talk” to herself. We love her so much it hurts sometimes, and I can’t imagine having not known her now – it’s just impossible to think about life before Adeline. I can’t even explain how much I love this sweet girl. This time last year we were counting down the days until her arrival, anxiously wondering what we should look like. But now, I’m trying not to cry thinking about how few days there are until her first birthday!
She is on the move, and constantly going going going it seems like. She will absolutely not sit still for these photos anymore, and will take the sticker off as soon as I put it on her. Little stinker!
I could go on and on about our girly girl, but let’s get to her stats.
She hasn’t had an official check up since her 9 month appointment, but about two weeks ago she was sick and Adam said he thought the scale topped out at 18 lbs 8 oz!
She’s still mostly wearing some 9 month, 6-12 month, and some 12 month outfits. It really just depends on what it is exactly. She’s got a few 6 month jammies that we have streeeeeettccchheedd to max capacity, but I really just need to box them up because at this point they’re like up to her elbows.
Diaper wise, she’s still in size 3. Shoes – shoes are kind of weird right now. I feel like my baby has very tiny feet. The moccasins she’s always wearing are size 3-6 month, and her gold Clark mary jane’s are 6-9 month. But her little white Carter’s play shoes are size 2, and so are her little New Balance sneakers. She’s got some super cute summer sandals but they’re all just huge and way too long on her so I’m afraid she’ll just never be able to wear them! Sad face.
- Mostly same as last month, plus…
- Having her hair played with in the car
- Climbing all over our bed, all over our pillows, pulling up on the headboard
- Being outside
- Exploring the house (darting down the hall like a crazy lady!)
- Playing with Truckee
- Pulling the coffee table foam padding off
- Standing up in the pack n play
- Touchy feely books – she LOVES one in particular, we always play with it during church
- Screaming just to hear herself
- Falling asleep straddling me with her head on my chest or shoulder
- Saying mama, kind of saying dada but it’s usually a whisper, kind of saying baba and yaya
- Bath time…obsessed!
- Napping in her room when it’s stormy out so it’s extra dark in there
- Her rubber ducky and ducky toy
- Watching Bob Ross on Netflix
- Dancing by her play table
- Holding her bottle on her own, although she also likes to dump it all over herself
- Sippy cup with water
- Dropping toys just to drop them
- Showers with Mommy when she doesn’t feel good
- Feeding Truckee
- Spinning with Daddy
- Shopping with Mommy (usually)
- Similar to last month, plus…
- New daycare teachers (3 weeks in and she still isn’t a fan. We’re switching daycares anyways though to a closer one, so she’ll have to get used to another set soon. Wish us luck!)
- New people that grab her without her really wanting to be taken away from me or Adam
- Having a wet diaper (like, will scream if she’s wet for too long!)
- Bumping her head
- Being awoken from a nap (but who does??)
- Certain veggies
- Having to wait for food
- Being told no
- Having her paci taken away
- Having her nose wiped
- First big bruise on her forehead (she fell into our nightstand one night while playing on the bed)
- First time really falling asleep straddling me like a big kid, it’s the sweetest
- First time really pulling up to standing on a regular basis
- First time trying to stand on her own (although it’s usually an accident because she’s got a toy in both hands)
- First time really screaming because she was mad
- First really bad cold, I know I’ve said that before, but this one lasted (still has it) over 2 weeks and she’s still got a lingering cough
- First time having to sleep on Mommy in bed (that was one LONG night!)
- First shower with Mommy when she was sick and congested
- First time trying peanut butter
Our routine is pretty much the same as last month, with the exception that I’m working from home now. I’ve kept her home with me a few times, but it’s really hard to get done what I need to get done if she’s here with me for too long. Some days I’ve gone and picked her up at lunch time, and then she’ll take a good long afternoon nap which is great so I can keep working. We are starting a new daycare in about week, so I’m sure I’ll have a brand new routine in next month’s update!
Last month we had some pretty rough nights concerning sleep, but she seems to be back to normal for the most part. Typically she’s asleep in her crib sometime between 7:30-8pm and during the work week she wakes up at 6:30 and on the weekends sometimes 7. Once or twice on Sundays she’s gone to 7:30 or 8 though. There is always much rejoicing from her mother when that happens!
Adeline is still breastfed, plus solid food and water. New foods this month (that I can remember): canned veggies, peanut butter, nut butter, flatbread, hummus, steamed broccoli.
She still nurses in the morning, gets 3 4oz bottles during the day at school, then nurses at bedtime. On the weekends she exclusively nurses with the exception of a bottle during church on Sunday.
She’s still pretty sensitive to dairy, so I still really have to watch how much dairy I eat otherwise she spits up a lot. Weeks where I barely eat dairy or don’t have any at all, she barely spits up. It’s a very obvious correlation, and a common one at that.
Solid food wise, some days (depending on if she’s home with me or at school or it’s the weekend) she eats a breakfast of either table food like eggs or a puree, then she always has a lunch puree, then table food/maybe puree at dinner time. She STILL DOESN’T HAVE ANY TEETH! So, I’m okay with her still loving purees because she honestly loves them and I know she eats way more when we feed them to her.
Pumping wise, I’m pretty much down to only being able to pump 7 or 8 ounces a day, which means every day we’re having to pull some milk out of the freezer which means my freezer stash is very quickly dwindling away. I imagine it will be completely gone in the next two weeks. When that happens, we’re probably going to have to start supplementing with one bottle of formula a day. I could MAYBE pump enough during the day, but I honestly don’t have time anymore for that third pump session and I really don’t think I’d pump much of anything to make it worth it anyways. I have mixed feelings about having to supplement formula before her first birthday, and it really might make me cry the first time we give her a formula bottle (don’t judge), but I know we’ve made it almost 10.5 months on solid breastmilk and for that I am VERY proud of myself.
Things I Want to Always Remember
- How she falls asleep on me now (facing me, head on my shoulder, melt me heart)
- How she cracks herself up
- How fast she crawls
- How she shakes her booty and dances when she’s standing
- How she loves grabbing the remote control and chewing on it
- How much she loves peas
- How she grabs tiny food with her thumb and pointer finger
- How she “secretly” feeds Truckee
- How long her hair is
- How she stands up in the pew during church
- How excited she gets for bath time
- How she sings to herself in the car
- Reading books at bedtime
- How fast she falls asleep in the car sometimes and we can hear her snoring
- How her leg rolls seem to be slightly disappearing but she still has rolls on her knees
- How she pulls her bows out over and over and over and over again
- Sunday morning cuddles in bed and on the couch
- Giving her hugs when I get her out of her crib
- Seeing her standing in her crib for the first time
- How much she loves me. She knows who her mama is and she won’t let me out of her sight if she can help it!
We love you Adeline!