9 month stats
17 lbs. 6.5 oz.
eating of mommy/daddy's plate
being far from mommy or daddy
the dogs in her face
when you take away the fuzz balls she find in the house
getting her diaper changed
|Cheering on Tia Jess at SFSU Track Meet|
We have graduated from the pureed baby foods into the chunkier blends and even introduce a few finger foods. Makenzie absolutely loves the baby puffs, unfortunately they are totally processed and I hate to give her "junk". But I will admit having some on hand is perfect for delays at grocery stores, or running other errands or heaven forbid when mom brain farts and doesn't pack food and a bottle. (oops!) Makenzie is almost eating 3 meals a day. I still feel like I am forcing breakfast so when she's interested we'll have some but most days we don't get to breakfast, just playtime, cuddles, and maybe a walk on the canal.
I am proud to say that Makenzie is still breastfed. She will take the occasional formula bottle but it must be very warm to do so. Our freezer stash is dwindling down and I have to admit I am getting a little anxious for that time when we start the weaning process. I am so thankful to have made it breastfeeding this long but am starting to look forward to having my body back to myself.
Oh playtime with a 9 month old is so much fun! I miss playing with babies this age. Everything is so new to them and they just want to explore everything! Makenzie still loves to put everything in her mouth, if you watch carefully you can see her expressions if she likes how it feels or not. New textures are also a favorite experience now. She is unsure about grass and how it feels on her hands and feet. She loves to play with our kitchen gadgets and make music. The 'drums' are her favorite.
|hey, who is that baby in the mirror!|
|Starting to pull herself up|
We started Makenzie in swim lessons in April and she loves it! The 'motorboat' song is her favorite as she gets whirled around and makes waves in the water.
|Coach Kori helping Makenzie do her kicks|
Sleep is sleep here in this house. Makenzie still is a great napper and sleeper at night. She is still taking 2 naps a day and sleeping between 10-12 hours at night, waking up once to feed. Lately she has been trying to pull herself up in her crib when she wakes up from naps. I have yet to find her standing in her crib (phew).
These months are flying by and before we know it I will be writing a First Birthday post. oh gee, I can't handle thinking about that yet!
Here are a few more photos of Makenzie having fun!
|after we finished our first 12K!!|
|hanging out with daddy|
|At JoAnne's buying some ribbon and fabric for making goodies!|
|pretty girl in Church for Easter Sunday|
|Mommy & Makenzie on Easter|
|Uncle Jason teaching Makenzie how to work the tractor|
|Swinging with daddy!|
|All smiles, all the time!|
We wish you all had a wonderful week, and hope you have a fantastic weekend!
~ miss kasie ~