Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Brooklyn | Nine months

I CAN'T keep up.  Somehow another dang month has passed (heck we are coming up on almost two months have passed!!) and Brooke is now 9 months old.  I swear I thought it went fast with Grace, but the second child?  I blink and she is another year older.


Your quirks this month...

.You are still wearing size 3 diapers and mostly 6/9 month, 9 month and some 12 month clothing.  It's really hit or miss on what does or doesn't fit.  You are a bit chunkier than your sister was at this age, but you fit in most of her clothes in line with the seasons, so I can't complain one little bit!

.You can't be contained and are still army crawling everywhere.  And you are fast.

.You are ornery. I thought your sister was bad.  But I do believe you will be our troublemaker.  Nothing wrong with that... just means you are following in your dad's footsteps.

.You eat EVERYTHING.  And get really mad when mom, dad or sister are eating something you don't have a bite of.  So far the only thing you don't like is green beans.  Which who can blame you?

.You have started to pull up on things out of the blue.  But your feet still aren't exactly flat enough to justify walking.  You'd rather sit.

.You love "dada"... and remind mama all of the time with your lone word choice.  Funny I carried you for 9 months as a human incubator, gave birth to you and do everything for you and you say "dada" first.  That's a mom problem if I ever heard of one.

.You have five teeth - 3 upper, 2 lower.  Every once in awhile you remind mama those are present.

.You are showing signs of developing separation anxiety when you watch mama or dada walk away from you.  But it isn't too terrible yet.

.You have had some more congestion which has recently thrown your sleep schedule slightly out of whack.  I don't think you get enough milk when you can hardly nurse, so it causes you to wake up more often.  Luckily these bouts of congestion typically last a day or two and then you are back to normal.

.You are such a smiley and happy baby.  Always handing out smiles to anyone that says anything to you.

.You are a flirt.  Where your sister kind of doesn't care - you are constantly trying to get the attention of others.

.You are still nursing several times a day but mainly before sleeping and first thing in the morning.  You can nap in the truck without nursing first, but find it hard to nap at home without nursing to sleep.

.You had your first Christmas this month and loved it all, especially the boxes and wrapping paper.

Our sweet Brooke, you are still such a joy to be around.  I'm blessed to be your mama.  Your little personality is such a bright spot when the older two are really testing my limits.  Thanks for being you baby love.

To read about Grace at 9 months, click here.


always,
amanda
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2 comments:

  1. She is such a cutie and definitely always seems like a happy girl! :)

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  2. How is she 9 months already. She is beautiful!

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