This is where I cry about how time has gone too quickly.
I feel like with both girls, each age is my very favorite. (Ok, except maybe mid-threes. Those tantrums were rough haha. Thankfully that’s just a small memory of the past.) Now that we’re past all of the reflux terror, I’ve been able to really settle in and enjoy the moment, instead of being paralyzed by worry/fear/anxiety. And it is so.good.
I’m glad I’m making a conscious effort to savor all of the beautiful moments, because these girls are growing up so quickly. I feel like P went from sitting up to standing FAST and this goose is in a hurry to catch up with her sis.
Seeing these two together will always be one of the most magical things to me. It makes my heart so happy, and I feel blessed every day to be their mama. They teach me so much, and each day is an adventure to watch them grow.
Some updates from P’s 9th month:
Miss P is saying “Mama,” “Dada,” “Ay-ya” (Olivia), and WAVING. It is so incredibly cute. Even if someone isn’t looking at her, she’ll enthusiastically start waving and try to engage in conversation. It’s a hoot.
-She has been standing unassisted for a couple of weeks now (only for a few seconds until she sits down), so I fear walking is just around the corner. She is still into EVERYTHING, and has already figured out how to open drawers, so we’ll be investing in some locks. I love how curious she is and to watch her try to figure out things work, and how she can get into something or open it.
-At 9 months, we finally had our GI appt. They did a couple of non-invasive tests (mostly to see if she may have Hirschsprung’s Disease) but thankfully that doesn’t seem to be the case. We’re working on some of her digestive situations, and if they haven’t improved in the next couple of weeks, we’ll start some meds. The good news is that the choking for the most part has stopped. Instead of introducing egg yolks and yogurt like I’d originally planned, she wants me to up her solids intake of fruits and veggies first to see how she does. The good news is that she thinks the dairy won’t be a problem when we do introduce it in a couple of weeks. *Fingers crossed*
-It’s hard to believe that her first birthday is just around the corner! I haven’t really started to plan it yet, but I’m not-so-secretly hoping it will coincide with a Tucson trip so we can have a family party.
-When Olivia reads books or sings to her
-Brown bear, brown bear
-Spinach, pea and pear pouches
-Blueberry teething biscuits
-Trying to eat shoes
-Bathtime with sis
-Hanging out in the Ergo
-Toes in the sand
-The “Hot Dog” song
-Being hungry or tired
-When bathtime is over
-Having her hair brushed and put into a ponytail
9-month faves + everyday products:
-Our new jogging stroller (will post a full update on this soon!)
–Bead mazes (perfect on the high chair while I’m making Liv’s breakfast or lunch! Then I’ll sit down and feed P while Livi eats)
Can’t wait to see what this month brings! I have a feeling we’ll have a walker on our hands…
We love you so much, P Rose.