Thursday, February 16, 2017

Evie: 9 Months


90 days away from ONE.

We fall more in love with our Evie-girl every day! Her little personality is really starting to shine and she is so FUN! She is still my go-with-the-flow-laid-back baby but also loves to be in the middle of the action. She thinks her brother hung the moon and anything he does is absolutely hilarious. They are going to have such a sweet bond and I can't wait to watch it play out.

She doesn't have time to sit still and now her favorite thing is to hold on to my fingers and walk all over the house. She wants to walk SO BAD and I can just see the wheels in her head turning as she tries to figure it out. I think she will walk earlier than Holt did (2 weeks before he turned one). Honestly, at this point, I would rather her walk than crawl. Her clothes won't get as dirty and it will be easier to get out and do things. I might eat my words once she actually does but we will see!

She's definitely a mama's girl but lights up when her daddy walks in the room. If I leave the room she is in for any reason, no matter the length of time, she starts crying (dramatic much?). And most of the time she wants to be held instead of on the floor, so I try to sit on the floor with her so she will actually play. She is slowly starting to do better about entertaining herself and Holt has started playing with her more. A couple of times this month, I have walked into the living room and watched them play with toys together all initiated on their own. Makes my mama heart absolutely  melt and I can't wait to see that happen more often!

She FINALLY doesn't scream when she's in the bathtub, due in large part to big brother helping to entertain her. Praises.

She is a more serious baby than Holt was--he belly laughed all day long but we have to work pretty hard sometimes to get her to laugh. Although, I have to say the last 2-3 days she has literally just randomly started laughing and can't quit. Which is pretty gosh darn cute.

She has cut TWO teeth this month! Things are moving much faster than her brother thank goodness. It took Holt over 2 months between his first tooth and second tooth. We will see how many more she gets between now and her birthday.

She is still our little petite girl! She wears 6-9 month clothing, size 2 shoe (finally) and is still in size 2 diapers and size 3 at night.


6:30/6:45AM   wake up
7 AM  bottle (usually 6 oz)
8AM  breakfast (scrambled egg, muffins, puffs, etc)
9AM  nap
11/11:30AM  lunch (protein, veggies, sometimes pasta, a pouch, more puffs, etc)
12:45PM  bottle (usually 2-3 oz)
1:00PM  nap
3/3:30PM  wake up and maybe have 2 oz more of a bottle
4:30/5PM  dinner (same as lunch)
6:30PM  bath (we usually only do baths 2-3 times a week)
6:45/7PM  6 oz bottle, do bedtime routine with Holt (brush teeth, books, pray, sing, bed)
Sound machine on, lights out, bedtime

Weight: 16 lbs. 5 oz (18th percentile)
Height: 27 inches (20th percentile)

Favorites: *mama *her brother *daddy *her food *walking with help *being held

Sleeping: She has consistently slept through the night all month! All. the. praise. hands. She takes two naps a day: a shorter morning nap (usually 45 min-1 hour) at 9 AM and a longer afternoon nap (1.5-2 hours) at 1 PM. She goes to bed between 7-7:30pm depending on what time she wakes from her nap and sleeps til 6:30-6:45 the next morning. It's been fun to have her incorporated into the bedtime routine with Holt now!

Feeding: She has significantly cut back on her formula. She only takes about 16-18 ounces a day now. Yay for formula cans lasting longer! And this girl doesn't mess around when it comes to food. So far she has loved anything and everything she tries. We are still having to watch dairy--no cheese or yogurt or milk, but I'm hoping that changes this month like it did with her brother. The good thing is she can have foods that contain dairy ingredients, like muffins or waffles. She still loves her peanut butter and now enjoys peanut butter sandwiches. I typically cut up or tear everything I give her into chunks or bite-sized pieces. It didn't take her long to figure out how to chew and she rarely gags which is nice. She also learned this month how to sign for "more please" and "all done" which is really helpful! Her favorite snacks are puffs and the Gerber fruit & veggie melts--her eyes get real big and she starts clapping her hands and saying "ooooo!" We also do pouches (I squeeze into a spoon for now although I'm trying to teach her to suck it out like a straw) and I buy the Stage 3 Gerber chicken and turkey baby foods to take out with us like to church or a friend's house. She also LOVES scrambled eggs and usually has at least one for breakfast, sometimes too. She has also tried and liked pasta (like her mama), ground turkey and beef, sweet peas, bbq chicken, carrots, green beans, and corn. She eats 3 meals a day and we split her bottles up--I tried doing 8 oz. twice a day but she usually doesn't take more than 4-6 oz at a time. She takes a bottle first thing in the morning, right after lunch, right after nap, and right before bed.

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