Wednesday, November 21, 2012

9 months








Oh my heavens, where has the time gone? This is that weird month where you realize that their external existence equals their internal existence and it just sort of boggles your mind how long this little person has actually been on your heart, mind, and soul. 

This munchkin of mine hasn’t slowed down for one second and has proven to be quite the obstinate, determined bundle of estrogen. I am literally in prayer over her daily in preparation for her teenage years. Scout knows what she wants, when she wants it. She is a mover, oh my is she a mover! Scooting here, rolling there, walking (assisted) that way, crawling this way; I’m exhausted by the end of the day just keeping up with her let alone the running toddler who precedes her. Though Cutter remains incredibly proven in both his tenacity and sheer will, his drama (thankfully) far outweighs the fits that Scout has exhibited. I am ever (EVER) so thankful for her quiet disposition. Determined as she is, it is in sheer curiosity about what, why or how something will do, sound, or taste like. 

I adore her flowing locks and habitually adorn it with bow upon bow. Dressing her has curiously not proven as winsome as it was for Cutter, but perhaps the sheer novelty at dressing another human being lost its luster after the first. Her smile is infectious as always and she readily shares with all who inquire. Talking has increased in earnest this month and I’ve enjoyed the car talk between she and Cutter. 

She continues to amaze me in all that she does.  

At 9 months old Scout is:

-Weighing 16.5 pounds thanks to an impromptu cousin weigh-in at Grandma’s yesterday
-Wearing size 6-9 month and 9 month clothes
-Wearing Size 3 diaper during the day and size 4 at night
-Loving finger foods; picking up broccoli, peas, pears, and bananas
-Expanded her menu some, tried some chicken – egg yolks and yogurt are next
-THIS close to walking, has stood a few times unassisted
-Getting more teeth, we are up to 3 now
-Eating on the same schedule though I have bumped her bottles up to 8 ounces in the hopes she will be more satiated come nighttime. 4 bottles/day – 8 oz each
-Breakfast: cereal and fruit; Lunch: fruit and veggie; Dinner: cereal, fruit and veggie; Snacks: puffs, broccoli, peas, or pears
-Napping twice a day and adjusting them so well when I have to rearrange them for errands. If we are out longer in the morning she will take a longer afternoon nap, but usually she’s down for 1-2 hours each.
-Waking for day at 7 am, down for nighttime between 6:30 and 7 pm. Regressed and has been waking 2-3 times a night to eat now for about 2 months. I’m taking it in stride and relishing the full night’s sleep I had from months 2-6, but really wish she would.just.sleep.all.night
-Brandishing 3 pearly whites – all on the bottom row

Firsts:

Clapping
Meeting all of her Longenecker cousins for the first time
Celebrating Halloween as Tinkerbell

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