Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Ella's Nine Month Update

Yesterday, Ella turned NINE months old! Every morning when we wake up, I swear she looks significantly older. It's blowing my mind! Yesterday at her nine month appointment she weighed in at 18 pounds 4 ounces. Lately I've been noticing how tall she is getting...her head now skims the underneath of our dining room table. Officially though, she is 26 and 3/4 inches tall. A few weeks ago, her two little bottom teeth finally poked through and they're adorable! Our pediatrician says the top ones look like they'll be making an appearance very soon too.
She's crawling like crazy, pulling herself up on everything (walls, cabinets, name it) and cruising from couch to couch and back again. She can stand without holding on for short periods of time, although she's still pretty wobbly. She's been pushing her little stroller all over the place - and getting really good at it too! 
There have been a few new foods in her diet this past month - yogurt, summer squash, avocado and even little teeny tiny bits of bread and cheese. It's safe to say she has overcome her milk allergy (if she ever even had one). She gets three solid meals a day, three bottles (about 6-7 ounces each) and we've been working on getting her used to drinking water out of a sippy cup. She mostly just uses it as a teether but it's a start.
I love hearing her voice, which is a good thing because we hear it all day long. Ma-ma, Da-da, Ba-ba, and now "COOK"....yup. This is the best I could do capturing the moment...
Our routine is pretty set and hasn't changed much at all in the past month. She takes about two naps anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour (sometimes more) each. We usually put her down to sleep anywhere between 7:30 and 8:30 depending on how she is and how much she's napped during the day. I'll probably post about our nighttime routine soon.
Her favorite toys lately have been her stroller, her teethers (all 80 of them), her new activity table and books - especially the touchy feely ones. I try not to plop her in front of the TV, it's mostly on in the background but she stops in her tracks every time Mickey Mouse Club House comes on, and she LOVES Baby Einstein (only certain ones though). It's kind of funny how she has all of these preferences...this girl knows what she likes and she lets you know! 
How lucky am I that I get to spend all this one on one time with her this summer?!? It's only a few days into our break and it's been so fun getting to know her better every day. I love my girl so much! 
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1 comment:

  1. She is so stinkin' adorable! Those big eyes! So cute! :)


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