Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy 9 Month, Jillian Kate!

Our precious girl turned 9 months old yesterday! What a joy it has been to be her mom for 9 {wonderful, super fast} months!

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Her 9 month birthday fell on a Wednesday, which is the day she was born on, so she was also 39 weeks old yesterday! She has now been here with us longer than I was pregnant with her (she was born at 38 weeks)! :)

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My very favorite age with Brody was 9 months! I have honestly loved every age with both of our children, but there is just something so wonderful about 9 months! I love that they are still babies, but have developed such little personalities! They are still so dependent on us at 9 months, but are also independent enough to play alone, sit alone, crawl and explore. We are just having THE BEST time with our girl!

  • You are wearing size 2 diaper and size 6 month clothes
  • I have no idea how much you weigh! It’s hard to believe you were 9lbs at birth because you are so little and petite now!
  • You still only have 2 teeth but you drool all the time so I keep thinking more will be coming any day now.
  • You sleep 10-12 hours at night depending on what time we put you down. You take a morning nap and an afternoon nap. You are not a great afternoon nap taker, but we have reminded you it’s not an option so you just talk or whine yourself to sleep most days!
  • You are still nursing every 3 hours during the day (7,10,1,4,7).
  • You eat 3 solid meals a day and have a couple of snacks. You eat 4-6 ounces of fruit at breakfast with yogurt, 6 ounces of veggies at lunch with yogurt or rice cereal, then 6-8 ounces of fruit/veggies/mix with rice cereal for supper. There is not a single food you have tried that you will not eat! I have made some odd combinations of baby food and you still LOVE them!
  • You grunt the entire time you eat. You are a very serious eater! :)
  • You are eating some finger foods/small table foods now. You love them! It’s so cute to see you use your index finger and thumb like a little pincher and pick food up!
  • You love water! You are doing ok drinking out of a sippy cup, but sometimes you enjoy throwing it across the kitchen more than you enjoy drinking from it.
  • You are scooting/army crawling all over the house!
  • You are pulling up on things, exploring all over the place, and reaching for everything in sight! You have become very busy! It’s so fun to watch you learn!
  • You cry when you think you are alone in a room. If we walk back into your sight you get excited and smile!
  • You “talk” all the time! You can say, hi, bye bye, da-da, ma-ma, ba-ba, and ba-be.
  • You wave when you say “Hi” and “Bye Bye”.
  • You constantly clap when you are excited!
  • You laugh all the time! It’s so cute and girly!!
  • You love when your daddy comes home from work! You kick and squeal when he walks in the door!
  • You went swimming for the 1st time this month and loved it!
  • You LOVE your brother! You get so excited when he is around! He loves you so much, too!!!
  • You have the most precious personality and are such a joy to be around!
  • We LOVE you soooo much, sweet girl!!! In fact, I’m honestly not sure we could love you anymore than we already do without our hearts exploding!

And just because this is so hilarious to me, I had to share it! Brody thought Jillian had a booger in her nose that needed to come out, so he ran to the kitchen, got some over mitts, and came back to pick her nose with them. I guess he didn’t want to attempt to clean her nose with his bare hands. I’m proud that he used some creativity for nose picking! Ha! He is so funny!!!!

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Mallory said...

Jillian is just beautiful, along with Brody! He cracks me up!!

Laura said...

That last picture is hilarious!!
Brody is the best big brother! I just love how you get a cake to celebrate Jillian's milestones! Such a petite baby for all the wonderful cakes she gets to enjoy!!

Anna said...

Serious sweetness!!! :)

the workaholic momma said...

AH - Happy 9 months Jillian!!! She is so beautiful and growing so fast - she is really starting to lose her baby look:) LOVE the story of Brody trying to get her boogs out - too funny!

Ty & Marlo said...

I will first say you have beautiful children, and Brody is hilarious.
Also I think your idea of putting a picture of yourself pregnant in Jillian's room is SUCH a wonderful idea, how sweet! I just may have to do that too with my third :)

Melissa said...

So hard to believe she is 9 months already! Such a sweet girl! And Brody seriously cracks me up. What a clever thing to do! ;)

Workman Family said...

Love your blog...I can't believe she is 9 months old. She is cute as a button! And, I LOVE the turquoise table in her nursery!!

Brittany said...

She is just so adorable!! I love to see pictures of her and Brody. It's so wonderful that they are such great friends!

Claire said...

What a sweet post! That last picture is hilarious!


Amanda M. said...

She is such a beautiful girl. And Brody is SO awesome. He is like the COOLEST big bro ever! :-)

Cassie said...

What a great big brother!! Jillian is so cute!! I can't believe she is 9 months! :)

Kimberley said...

she's is daring! and i think brody is on to something, what a great idea! :)

Rebekah said...

Oh my. I can't believe sweet angel is 9 months old! She seriously gets more and more beautiful each month! And 9 months until about 12 months was my VERY favorite age too! Oh to have my sweet little cuddler back that just coos and smiles at me!

Dana said...

her cotton band is cute...where did you get it?

Jen S. said...

Happy 9 month birthday to your sweet Jillian! She's just so darn cute!! The story and picture of Brody helping her with her nose cracked me up. What a riot :)
Have a great weekend!

Barbara said...

Jillian is such a gorgeous little girl! And Brody that is hilarious, even funnier, Jillian is letting him come at her with those big oven trust, Awesome!