Sunday, January 15, 2012

9 months

3/4 of the way to Sissy’s birthday!  What?!


(see the two bottom teeth?)

Weight: 16 lbs 2 oz – 10th percentile

Height: 28 in – 50th percentile

Head: 17 in – 50th percentile

She is “slender” as the doctor said.  He said he isn’t worried because Jason and I are too.  However, I’m trying to feed her more.  But she will only eat the amount she wants to eat and when she’s done, she lets you know.

Speaking of eating:

  • Meredith eats 1 jar of baby food (or oatmeal) for breakfast plus however much table food she will take; 1 jar for lunch and table food; and 1-2 jars for dinner plus table food.  We also try to make sure she has a sippy cup of water during all meals.  She generally would rather eat table food than baby food, but I feel like the baby food is a better way for me to gauge her calories, so I make her eat that too.
  • Table foods she has had so far include: pasta, peas, corn, lima beans, squash, tomatoes, bananas, mangos, Cheerios, avocado, muffins, blueberries, strawberries, bread, shredded cheese.  I’m always trying to think of new things to add!  She has a great pincer grasp but has to resort to “raking” the mushy stuff that is hard to pick up.
  • Meredith is nursing 4x/day, around 7 am, 11 am, 3:30 pm, and 7 pm.


  • Meredith wears size 6-9 month and 9 month clothes. 
  • Her shoe size is technically a 2, but I bought her a pair of 3s so she won’t outgrow them too quickly.
  • Still takes 2 naps a day, the first from about 9:30-10:30 and the second from 1-3 or so.
  • Her first 2 teeth came in around Christmas, one right after the other – the bottom middle ones.
  • She is definitely Mommy’s girl.  She would much rather be with me than anyone.  This is good and bad.  It’s definitely causing some separation anxiety.
  • As I’ve mentioned, she is pulling up EVERYWHERE.  No cruising yet.  She lets go of things to try and stand on her own, but falls quickly.  Crawling as fast as anything!
  • As far as reading goes, she will only sit still for her favorite books.  If  you try and read anything else, she’s gone.  Favorites are That’s Not My Fairy, The Secret Life of Fairies, Ten Little Ladybugs, a Precious Moments book called Hugs Are Special, and a few books about babies.  It’s looking like the one Pops brought yesterday called On the Farm might get added to the list!


This girl is so precious to us!

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