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Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy 10 Months, Grace!

So much change has happened in this month, it's hard to keep up with it all! I have a feeling I will be coming back and inserting more Firsts as I remember them!

Clothes: Grace is STILL in 3-6 months clothes. I feel like such a broken record. The pants on alot of her things are starting to look too short so we might have to switch into the next size soon. Problem is, I don't really have that many clothes for her for 6-9 months, so I might have to hold onto the 3-6 stuff that is still working, instead of putting it all away at once.

Food: We upped Grace's bottles to 3 scoops of formula, since she wasn't drinking as much and as often as we wanted her to. It definitely paid off! My baby girl became quite the chubster just in the last two weeks! She's got a belly and adorable little (big) thighs. Her tiny little arms are beginning to fill out and her double chin has made a reappearance. Perfect!

Sleep: Because of Grace's really horrible yeast infection (which we found out was being aggravated by her prescription cream and was getting chemical burns on her little bum) she woke up nearly every night at 1 or 2 for a diaper change and a bottle. We need to get her back on track sleeping wise, but I know it will mean a couple of long nights in the next couple of days.

When we have school, she takes a 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon, from 2-5pm. When we are home, during the weekend or during out semester break, she takes two 1.5-3 hour naps, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon.

Grace also did alot better this month, when we were at a hotel. Usually her hotel sleeping has been horrible, but this time she slept pretty much through the night- but of course, she was in her pack and play in the bathroom- nice and quiet!

Activity: Grace had a month full of new activities! She learned to crawl, pull up on things, clap, wave, smack kisses, and is manipulating objects alot better now. She can hold her own bottle, turn on musical toys, and look for and find dropped toys.

Personality: Grace loves to be the center of attention and loves to be around groups of people, particularly watching other children play. She loves routine and schedule and gets giddy when we begin her nap or bedtime routine, because she knows what comes next! She has a strange quirk where she loves to roll around on a bed. She just laughs and laughs.

Likes: Grace loves it when we stack things up so that she can knock them over.

*Her Pacifiers, *pouch food, *clapping hands, *music, *naps, *bath time*

Dislikes:

*diaper changes, * being left alone, *Having to wait long for her bottle*

Book of the Month: "Olivia," by Ian Falconer- it makes me laugh every time, which makes Grace laugh!

Song of the Month: "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," Grace got a see-n-say and loves when we pull the handle and get to hear the song and the animal noises!

Miscellaneous:

*Grace got her first tooth (bottom middle) and loves to lick it, ha!

*Grace uses a really deep gurgly voice sometimes, it's pretty funny.

*She has started to really explore her environment- trouble with a capital T.

Grace, my curious baby girl. I love you so much and I can't help but staring at you all day long. You are learning so many new things and have changed so quickly over the last month. I truly feel like you have left the infant stage and are now in this short lived creeper/crawler stage before toddlerhood. I pray every day that you grow up to know how much we love you and that one day you will love the Lord with all of your heart.

Love,
Your Momma

7 comments:

Emily Powell said...

she is such a pretty girl! I love that she is getting some chunk but then again, I am totally partial! Georgia is a huge chunk (although she is SO active she hasn't gained any weight in awhile!)

Natalie said...

Sounds like a fun month! Callyn uses a deep voice like that, I always say she sounds like a little monster :)

Lyndsey said...

Happy 10 Months Grace! All kinds of new and exciting things happening for y'all this month! Good luck getting a sleep schedule back in order - Liam's is nuts right now - hope it goes smoothly!

Callie Nicole said...

She looks so much like you in that picture, Brittney!

The Barker's said...

Yay for chubby thighs and bellies!!!! It's so fun to see your updates! Grace is precious!!!

Tami said...

Happy 10 Months sweet Grace! It sounds like she has learned so many new things this month. So exciting! That's great that she's filling out. There is nothing sweeter than chubby baby thighs! :)

Kelli said...

sweetness, thats all.