|taking these pictures is near impossible now...|
Weight: Sadie finally had another doctor's appointment! I can't believe it has been 3 months since the last one. She weighed in just shy of 16lbs. Last month, according to our home scale she was over 17lbs. Soooo either we were way off or she has lost some weight because she is moving all.the.time! The doctor was very impressed with her growth, and isn't worried at all.
Height: Sadie was not a fan of the doctor's office. She sounded like she was being tortured if anyone tried to touch her. The nurse did a pretty quick measurement and said she was still about 25 inches. I know she has grown a lot lately so I tried again at home and according to my measurement she is at least 26 inches.
Nicknames: Lately it has been a lot of stinker and monkey (she is a climbing machine!) Pumpkin (pronounced punkin of course), Punkin Chunkin, Pumpkin Butt, Puppet, Fuss Bucket, Chunk Butt (anything having to do with chunkiness or chubbiness), Sadie babe, Sadie Baby, Sade, Peanut, Pooper, Stinker, Sweet Girl, Terk, Roczen, Pistachio, Sadie Bear, "Savie", Stink Butt (I noticed she has quite a few nicknames about stinking up the place....I will be sure to remind her of this when she brings home her first boyfriend, kidding!)
|the day we learned food will not pass through a pacifier|
Eating: Sadie is a pretty good eater. She is a huge fan of doing it herself, so the purees are not really her thing. So far she has had (this month in italics): avocado, sweet potato, green beans, squash, pears, carrots, cucumber, apple, bananas, nectarines, watermelon, blueberries, oatmeal, celery, peas, bell pepper, and broccoli. We officially made the jump to nursing every 3 hours during the day in hopes to get her to stop snacking. There has been some improvement, but I still feel like I am nursing a wild beast a lot of times. The doctor just gave us the go ahead to give her everything but cow's milk and honey. So hopefully Sadie will have a lot more foods added to her list next month.
Sleeping: She doesn't. None of us do. The end. Seriously though her sleeping is all over the place. On a perfect day she will take 3 naps, ranging from 40 minutes to almost 2 hours and sleep from about 8:30pm-3am and then wake every 2-3 hours until she gets up for the day at around 8am. On a bad day she will take maybe two or three 30 minute naps, and sleep from 8:30pm-1am and up every hour/2 hours/3 hours. So far we have not noticed any actual correlation between good nap days and good nighttime sleeping. Meaning we have still not cracked the code. It seems like our only option is to put her in her room and cry it out and I just can't. I mean I've been desperate, but apparently not that desperate. This month she also had her first serious cold so we had to make some sleep adjustments for about two weeks. We shall see what the next month brings.
Diapers/Clothes: We are still in size 3. She has pretty much outgrown all 0-3 month minus a few outfits. She is mainly in 3-6 month and 6 month. Although a lot of her pjs are still 3 months....it is a little tight :)
Social: Well if I thought Sadie was exhausting last month, I did not know what I was in for. This girl is constantly moving now. Crawling and getting into everything....dog food, keys, cell phones and electrical outlets are some of her favorites. She loves to pull herself up on everything and she loves to use you as a personal jungle gym. Stranger anxiety is in full force so we are official cry room residents at church. She is fine if she is distracted, but unfortunately only a few select people have mastered the art of Sadie distraction (daddy and grandma). She will smile at strangers all day, and if you try and hold her she is fine if I am right there. Extra points if you have anything shiny on, negative points if she is tired or hungry though.
Likes: being outside, her daddy, her animals, her jumparoo, her swing, her stroller, laughing,
Dislikes: being bored, getting her face wiped, putting on sunscreen, going in the nursery at church, being told "no", getting something taken away, changing her diaper (well really I dislike this since I feel like I might be wrangling a bull).
|my first Mother's Day|
Mommy: This past month has been a little crazy around here. Justin and I both have been tutoring a ton since it is finals season. We also hosted a church small group and I moved out of my classroom officially. Our house is a complete disaster....Do mom's ever feel caught up on life? Ever???
Daddy: Sadie loves her daddy so much and we can't wait to celebrate him on his very first Father's Day!
Furbabies: Chesney is a little freaked out by Sadie now that she is moving. She still gives her tons of kisses especially when Sadie bonks her head for the millionth time each day. Dunphy spends a lot of his time running for his life now that Sadie is mobile. And the rest of the time he spends riding around in Sadie's stroller :)
What we are looking forward to: Summer vacation! Celebrating our daddy's first Father's Day and most importantly dedicating Sadie to God.
|always sucking on her bottom lip|
|those darn paparazzi|
|eating her sticker|
|9 months is yummy!|