Allyson 9th Month

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Sorry this post is so delayed (10 days late), life is crazy busy and when Ally’s month-iversary comes mid-week its impossible for me to keep up.  I was just recently thinking about where I was 1 year ago today and Iwas definitely showing by now and enjoying my pregnancy because I wasn’t too big yet.  Little did I know how blessed I’d feel to have this little girl in our family.  This past month has been pretty un-eventful as far as ‘things we’ve done’ because all of us have been sick more than once with various viruses – ear infections, colds, flu, etc…  Ally had a double ear infection and had a hard time eating foods so she stuck primarily to nursing during that 5-day period.  She’s now back to eating like a champ and hopefully gaining back all the weight she lost.  She’s still my sweet little petite princess and has me wrapped around her finger with just one little smile.  And her laughs this month have been amazing!  She thinks her big brother is the funniest thing and its adorable to see the two interact.  As hard as life is right now with juggling everything, when I see the relationship that is blossoming between my 2 kids, I feel so blessed knowing that they will have each other for the rest of their lives to support, bother, motivate, and love.  I know every mom will probably say this about their own, but I love having my kids 2 ½ years apart, just enough time to enjoy the first and then do it all over again with the second.

Sleeping/Feeding

Ally is a great sleeper, she sleeps consistently from around 6 or 7pm to 6 or 7am (12 hours).  Usually taking 1-2 naps/day and those naps are anywhere from 30 minutes all the way to 3 hours.  I’m still breastfeeding but our feedings are getting much shorter because Ally is more attentive to her surroundings and she loves to eat real food.  I am also still doing a dream-feed.  She is probably taking in an extra few ounces (which was great when she was sick this past month) and I’m just thankful she is such a good sleeper.  She loves yogurt, cereals, fruit, sweet potatoes, and veggies when they are mixed with a fruit or sweet potato.  I’ve tried to get her to eggs but every time I do she starts to gag on them, and honestly I think it’s just her being stubborn because she has tried this with me and bananas too and I know she loves bananas.

 Miscellaneous

Ally is finally crawling this month but she is very picky when she decides to crawl.  Her crawl is a normal forward crawl but she is not very fast yet.  I’m actually very impressed in her form but she will really only move when she wants something (like her brothers toys that he is playing with).  Bode doesn’t love that she can crawl now because he is finding it harder to hide things from her that he doesn’t want to share.  And now learning to share will be something they will both have to learn for the rest of their lives.  Ally is attempting to stand up and has done it a few times in the crib but for the most part I have to put her in the standing position.  We’ll be moving the crib down very soon!  I can also see her interested in the walker so I predict her walking by her 1st bday (just 3-months away).

Allyson now has 4 teeth on top (1 just came in at 9-months) and 2 on bottom, so 6 altogether

Diaper size – size 3

Clothing size –6-12 month clothes

Nicknames – Al, Ally, Ally-Boo

8-Month Hair color – brown, but I wish her hair would grow a little faster…

8-Month eye color –blue

8-Month Weight –  14lb 11 ounces

8-Month Height –  28 inches

What’s up with Bode?

I have to start off by saying that 3-years old are a lot of fun.  This kid is a little person that has opinions and can have conversations with anyone.  Well when he wants to, I guess because there is definitely times when he just won’t talk.  But communication is something we work on every day and the importance of it as well.  He has really gotten interested in letters lately (finally) and he wants to know what all the letters are everywhere from books to signs to pamphlets, and he gets so excited when he can recognize them himself.  We still have 2 more years of Pre-K after this year but it’s nice to see that this year is finally starting to rub off on him and he is learning.

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