We have made it ten months breastfeeding! Last month I mentioned that we were supplementing with formula for the two bottles she takes during the day at daycare. We finished the canister, and I realized that I had two grocery bags full of frozen breastmilk, and why wasn't I using it? So we went through the breastmilk I had in the freezer, and I continued to pump a couple of ounces at a time during the workday. As of TODAY, I am officially out of frozen milk, I am not pumping at work anymore, and we are doing formula during the day now. It burns me a little bit that if I weren't at work and pumping, I would be fine and have enough milk! But it is what it is. I hope to be able to continue nursing in the morning and at night, but we will see what happens.
Honestly, sleep is hit or miss. She goes down around 7:30 and falls asleep quickly, but after that it's anyone's guess what she's going to do. Sometimes she wakes up crying around 11 or 2 or 4 or... well, you get the idea. Jordan and I often think that we could have eight more kids because R is so much fun, but it's the sleep that will get you. We have been letting her cry it out in the night if she wakes up, and a lot of the time she will go back to sleep after 10 minutes or so.
BIG NEWS this month! R is crawling! She isn't up on her hands and knees; she's more of an army crawl kind of girl. And speedy! We can tell she wants to stand, and she's getting stronger on pulling herself up but isn't quite there yet. It's crazy to see her moving all over the house now, and we have to make sure to keep an eye on her.
She started doing this really funny thing where she blows bubbles on people and on her own hand and arms. It's hilarious. R also started clapping this month, which is SO CUTE.
She can also go from lying down to sitting up. The first time she did it, I missed it! She was at my feet in the kitchen, and when I looked down, she was sitting up and looking at my like, What's up, Mom? Over the next week, she did it about four more times right in front of my face before I finally saw her in the act.
Now there are only two months left until the big one zero! I absolutely do not feel like I've been doing this mom thing long enough to have a one-year-old, but I guess it's true what they say: time really does fly. Love my girl so very much.