Drew - Month 9

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Weight: 16lbs 2oz (16th%) 27.5” (42%) head was 25% 

Clothes: Steadily in 6 month, 6-9 or 6-12mth depending on the brand. A few of your dresses are 9mth, shoes are a size 1 and diapers a size 3
Nicknames: Drewbie, Drewbs, and Drewbo.
Sleep:  You've been a great sleeper all of your life. You're sleeping 7-7, naps are still sporadic, but you're flexible which is really nice.

Schedule: Now that Leo is in school MWF, we are trying to keep a tighter weekday schedule. Sadly, because I have to wake you for your morning nap in order to pick up Leo on time, you're a little off, but we'll get there 
6:55am - We wake you up most mornings with an 8oz bottle
7:30am - breakfast
  9:00am- nap
10:15am- Have to wake you
11am- Bottle #2
10:30-1:00pm - play & lunch while we are out and about
  1:00pm - 3:00pm - Nap
3:15/3:30pm - Bottle #2.5 (trying to phase this out) but you're getting a half bottle for the time being
3:30-5pm - play/bath
5:30pm- Dinner -  I try to feed you while Leo is watching a show, and then when we all sit down at dinner, you will sit with us and chew on a MumMum or some yogurt/veggie melts
6:30pm-Bottle #3
7pm - Bed
Health:  You had your first sickness this month. You threw up, and then it turned into a cold. You were pretty tough and got through it in about 5ish days. 

You are also cutting your top tooth so we've had a few days of some low grade fevers here and there/broken sleep, but overall it hasn't been too bad. We can see one root of the tooth, so hopefully it'll break soon!

Also - we are so excited because you have been handling rice perfectly! It's opened up your diet to a lot more which is awesome and you've been loving rice cakes and MumMums as snacks!
 Crying:  It remains true - you are the easiest, sweetest, happiest baby I've ever been around. Honestly.
Feeding: Brown and White rice were big ones this month. I was nervous to try both (there is really never a good time to experiment when it could make your baby sick), but we did it, and you passed both perfectly! It has opened up a lot of diet options and you're favorites have been MumMums. You love holding your own food and chomping away!

This month we will start introducing quite a bit more finger foods. You have incredibly dextirity and pincer grip the tiniest of particles, so I know you will take to this next step of feeding really well. 

New foods that I can think of this month besides rice (which we started with blending brown rice and adding it to baby food) include: cottage cheese, beets, rice cakes, yogurt melts, and a tiny bit of ice cream on vacation :)

Likes: Standing up on anything you get your hands on, music, being around people, and any of your brothers toys.
Dislikes: Oatmeal and diaper changes lately.
Milestones:  You started classic crawling 8mth1week and haven't stopped since. You are fast girl! 

You also started crawling up stairs while we were on vacation, and now you're latest trick is pulling to stand on everything and the beginning stages of cruising furniture.

You said your first word last week - "Hi!" - and it's paired with a wave! It's BEYOND precious and you're favorite person to wave to is yourself in the mirror.

Places You’ve Gone: We took your second trip this month to Steamboat, Colorado. You were an awesome traveler and loved all of the outside time.
Postpartum: I'm getting closer to my pre-pregnancy weight but it's slllloooowww going. I'm currently 5 pounds away.
Leo: You two actually play together and it's adorable. Leo loves to hold you, squeeze you, tell you how cute you are, and be around you. The joy the two of you bring to each other stops us in our tracks.

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