Nine months in! Nine months out!!!!
Holy cow, how is my newborn now 9 months old?!
Seriously, it was a blink of the eye. She was so tiny, now she’s so big! Zoey is a firecracker. She is so much more vocal than Logan was. Is that a girl thing? She makes so many interesting noises, and you can tell she’s trying to communicate something.
She’s a terrible sleeper. She hates naps. I don’t understand that–naps are amazing. LOL She reliably takes 30-45 minute naps 2-3x a day. She can sleep a pretty good chunk at night (like 10-3 or 4 am) then up to nurse and back to sleep. But she’s not sleeping all night. I am tired. Very tired. But, since it’s baby #2 I know it’s temporary. I hope she figures out sleep soon. I have a feeling she has phased out 3 naps and it’s now 2 naps (if we are lucky).
Around 7 months old she started “cruising”, walking holding on to stuff. At 8.5 months she decided she was ready to walk. She’s been walking for a few weeks. She is so determined and focused! She’s getting better and faster every day.
She had her 9 month checkup recently. She’s 18 pounds and 29″ tall, in the 92% for height. Another tall baby.
She is so busy. She does NOT want to sit still. She no longer likes to just cuddle. She wants to be moving at all times. She wants to play with Logan and he wants to wrestle with her. It’s hard to explain to him how much bigger he is and that she’s not quite ready for that (even if she wants it!) but he’s super good at being gentle.
We started Baby Led Weaning recently. She is a fan of certain things –she loves steamed broccoli, bananas, pears, cheese, toast. She is not a fan of chicken, breakfast sausage, peas or green beans. She seems less interested in purees. We are trying lots of new foods. With Logan I was nervous about choking so I did mostly purees and then soft foods (like yogurt, scrambled eggs, etc). I am trying to give her more variety this time.
She is a joy in our life, even if she’s a lot of work. LOL She’ll be 10 months for Christmas and I am still unsure about whether or not we can have a Xmas tree. Time will tell….