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Friday, November 1, 2013

Brielle's Development [9 Months]


I thought for sure Brielle would be crawling by 8 months because she was showing a few signs at 7 months- but nope, she wasn't. So then I thought DEFINITELY by 9 months. But NOPE, she's not! So now I just say she's never going to crawl :) Her legs always slide underneath her, so she can't stay on all 4s.

She also got 2 teeth this past month, so now she has a total of 3- 2 bottom and 1 top.

She's perfected the wave.

She's a food monster. She LOVES food. She pretty much refuses any "baby" food now (anything that has to be fed to her with a spoon). She loves food that she can chew on. Particularly, bananas are her favorite. But she also eats cheerios, mangos, grapes, blueberries, apples, sweet potato, mashed potato, squash, carrots, green beans, peas (they frustrate her because they're so small though), chicken, sausage... pretty much anything I put in front of her. I'm so thankful she's such a good eater, although her appetite is hard to keep up with sometimes. I don't know how she's so skinny!

Her schedule: She continues to nurse between 4 and 5 times a day. She typically goes to bed at 7:30pm now and wakes up between 6:30 and 7am. She takes a nap at 9:30 or 10am (usually don't expect more than 45 min anymore- childcare naps have gotten short) and nurses at 12pm. Her second nap starts at 1pm, and she naps for 2-3 hours for this one. She nurses again at 3:30 or 4pm and sometimes takes one more small nap at night and then she nurses at 7:15pm before bed.




Loves: Food, wagon rides, peek-a-boo, being tickled, blanky and paci, being held, waving, swinging

Dislikes: Being on belly, being left alone, short naps, Sophie grabbing her hands and not letting go