Miss P is 9 months old!

This is where I cry about how time has gone too quickly. 


Tom and p 2

Liv and p2

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. 

9 months 4

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.

9 months 7

9 months

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.

Sisters 4

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

-Wearing hats

-Having her hair brushed and put into a ponytail

9 month baby faves

9-month faves + everyday products:

Plum organics pouches

These mini maracas

Her mermaid doll

Zipper jammies

Her high chair

-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)

Mesh feeders

-Books! She loves The Bear Snores On, I Am A Bunny, any book with animal sounds or touch and feel, and Eric Carle

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.


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  1. Bethany @ Dose of Discovery on July 27, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    I swear you did a 6-month post yesterday…time flies! You have a beautiful family and that P grin makes me so happy!

    • Fitnessista on July 28, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      right?! it’s crazy!
      thank you so much <3

  2. Leslie on July 27, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    She looks just like your hubby when she smiles. Savor it! Mine are now 12 & 10. It flies by. So glad you’re feeling better.

    • Fitnessista on July 28, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      she totally does!
      thank you <3

  3. Anne on July 28, 2016 at 4:28 am

    Thank you for this update Gina! I love seeing the girls’ progress. P is so cute and her smiles always make me smile – and Olivia looks so grown up and beautiful in the photos with P. Time DOES fly and every day is so special!

    • Fitnessista on July 28, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      thank you so much! <3

  4. Cassie on July 28, 2016 at 5:06 am

    What’s the age difference for the girls? They seem so sweet together. My first, a girl, is 11 months and I’m thinking of how we would like the timing before our next… you know as much as we can control these things. Haha.

    • Fitnessista on July 28, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      they are 3 1/2 years apart and i’m glad we didn’t do it sooner haha

  5. Genna on July 28, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Have you seen any of the Matthew Van Fleet books? Incredible! My 16 month old daughter luh huvs them and has luh huved them for a loooong time. And…as a mama that reads the same book(s) over and over…and over….they are very entertaining and don’t get old!

    • Fitnessista on July 28, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      just searched in amazon- thank you! i think she’ll love them

      • Genna on July 28, 2016 at 8:09 pm

        Sometimes I can find them at Marshall’s or the Maxx <3

  6. Christabel on July 28, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Your girls are adorable. Can’t believe she’s 9 months, I also can’t believe how big Liv looks! Wow!

    My own is approaching 3 y/o and I just can’t believe it. Time flies.

    • Fitnessista on July 28, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      thank you! it’s crazy how fast it goes

  7. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on July 28, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    What a sweetie! Happy 9 months to her!

  8. Michelle on July 28, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Hi. Your girls are just precious!

    My daughter has hirschsprungs disease and never had reflux. Just couldn’t poop. Only a full thickness biopsy is truly conclusive from what I know. I’ve also heard it takes approx 18 months for their intestines to develop. Anyway, glad to hear that she’s doing better and hopefully things continue to get even better!

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