I can't believe EA is 9 months old.  (And 2 days!)  She has officially spent more time outside of me than inside.  And I felt like I was pregnant FOREVER!  She is such a joyful little girl.  She is generous and loves to hand things back and forth with us while we practice saying please and thank you!  She gets a kick out of it!!!

Big things this month:  She's crawling!!!  And very quickly I might add!  She had what we think is her first big toothing time.  No teeth cut through (I know, still no teeth!!) but I can feel the bumps under her gums!  That was a rough weekend!  She is eating a ton of solids these days.  I am starting to introduce the sippy cup with some water in it.  She is starting to hold it correctly but I don't think she has actually sucked any water out yet.  Another big thing is that we switched over to formula this month.  For about 2 months I have had this heavy feeling trying to figure out if we needed to switch or not.  I just wasn't producing as much.  The first time I started thinking it might need to happen, I had just started my period back (sorry if any boys read this, but I think its mostly girls) and that really affected my milk production.  But, after it ended (after 3 weeks, horrible!) I just adding in some extra nursing sessions and I think it was ok.  Then, this past month it was the same thing.  I added in extra sessions but it wasn't helping.  So, I gave myself a deadline.  I used a weekend to nurse lots of times and then when I pumped Monday morning, I would know if I could continue this or if I needed to start formula.  I did not pump enough so the decision was made.  And it was so nice to just have it decided.  No more back and forth and trying to figure it out.  We made a slow transition to formula and EA did GREAT with that.  It took us about a week to have her bottles completely formula.  I was emotional for pretty much the whole time but I don't think for the normal reasons.  I didn't feel guilty.  I knew this was the best decision for  our family.  I still get snuggles with the evening bottle.  But I felt like breastfeeding was such a challenge for both EA and I at the beginning and we overcame that.  We did it.  Together.  It being so hard at the beginning bonded use even closer.  So, it was just hard because of that.  I don't even think I am doing a good job explaining it.  Oh well.  It has been good.  And she won't be on formula long (thank goodness because its expensive!!!!).

She has started talking so much this month.  All different kinds of sounds.  And she talks to her animals, she "reads" books and talks to Boone all the time!

I am loving this age but I hear I will just continue to say that.  I'm sure there are lots of other new things but I can't think of them off the top of my head and I know you probably just want to see some cutie pictures, so here you go:

This is how our 9 month photo shoot began.  All. Over.  

But aren't those baby jeans the cutest.  Ahhhh!!

The pics describe exactly who she is right now, though.  Always on the go.  Currently, she likes to crawl and have us hold her up to the windowsill so she can see outside.  She also LOVES to chase Boone.  She grins, squeals and is off.  She has only managed to get him three or four times!

 Speaking of on the move, I don't think I have posted in a month.  That's why!  A friend asked about a week or so ago if she had any forward progression and I responded yes, that's why I haven't blogged in 3 weeks.  She is always moving so no way to really even do anything else when she is awake!

But, yes, she is crawling.  Everywhere really fast!  She manages to see even the smallest little thing on the ground too!

Alright, I've been sitting her too long Mommy.  Time to go!

Looking at Daddy.  She loves him sooooo much!

Love this one!!!

Yep, she is standing!  Pulled up on her own.  She does it now and then but this one was pretty intentional and successful.  

Peeking around the corner!

I see you!!!

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    Diana Maria said...

    so sweet!

  1. ... on October 26, 2013 at 8:31 PM