Month Ten

6.12.2016

R has been a lot of fun this month! We are loving this stage and just think our little girl is the best. Here's what she's been up to lately:

Eat
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.
In the news of solids, R is a fantastic eater. She LOVES to eat. In the mornings we feed her scrambled eggs, cheese, bananas, and blueberries. In the evening she eats whatever we are eating. The only thing she doesn't seem to like is ground beef. And the other day she refused to eat chicken until we put some BBQ sauce on it. Funny girl!

Sleep
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.

Play
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.

16 comments:

  1. I remember going in to get G in the morning and she was sitting up in the middle of the crib. I was SO CONFUSED. It took weeks for me to finally see her do it in the living room one day. These babes are tricky! Way to go pumping for so long! No one I worked with made it that long.

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    1. I'm feeling really emotional about not bringing my pump to work today. I don't have a supply problem on the weekends when I can feed her throughout the day, but pumping during the week just kills it. Trying to be thankful for how far I made it instead of feeling like I'm giving up. But it's time. Her two bottles today have my last frozen and fridge milk!

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  2. I can't get enough of these updates! So fun to see her grow!

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  3. They photos of her "reading" her books...swoon! So adorable. I'm sorry things are slowing down with breastfeeding, I know how much that meant to you. I can't believe how fast she is growing!!

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  4. 10 months, wow! Love seeing her grow. I have been researching breast pumps lately since I'm working on my baby registry. Did you like yours? I loved your last registry round up. Do you have any other must-have items now that R is a bit older?

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    1. Hey! Sorry, I couldn't find your email to email you back. Hopefully you see this :)
      R has LOVED this the past few months: https://smile.amazon.com/VTech-Stand-Learning-Frustration-Packaging/dp/B0053X62GK/ref=smi_www_rco2_go_smi_g2243582042?_encoding=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0&ie=UTF8

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    2. Oh, and I used the Medela pump and liked it. One I started back at work, I just seemed to have trouble getting a lot of milk out, but I don't know if that was pump related or just that my body wasn't taking well to the pump.

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  5. Aw, she is such a little cutie! And I love that awesome elephant chair.

    You're so right that sleep is the hard part! I'm pretty sure we've said at least a million times "no more babies" while we were up in the middle of the night. Then we change our mind when we're well rested, and back and forth again and again - ha!

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  6. She's such a cute little girl! Love all the photos. She will be walking before you know it!

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  7. She is just so cute. She will be walking in no time.

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  8. She is such a cutie!!! And look at her eating the big girl dinner :) It's so funny how some kids love condiments and others want nothing to do with them. Pumping at work does not sound like a abg of fun. Did you do it at all or have you always supplemented with formula for those two feedings since going back? I ask because there is really no good place to do it in my office and I work for such a small company there isn't enough people to have a designated pumping area. These are the things I think about when that time comes. I know some parents say that it is hard to switch between breast and formula but you seem to be doing it just fine so clearly it is possible which is comforting!

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    1. I was able to do breastmilk exclusively until 8.5 months, and then we started doing formula bottles for daycare. I work for a small company too, and I had the same problem. I pump in an upstairs office that was used for storage. Not the best but it worked!

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  9. Oh my cuteness! I seriously want to die over those tiny jean shorts and the Snoopy (I think???) tee! She is a doll! Is she saying any words yet? I'm dying for H to say "MaMa" (or I'd even take "DaDa"...maybe!), but he wants nothing to do with it!

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  10. She's so adorable! I love the blowing bubbles trick. To cute!

    Hubby and I saw the same thing - more kids would be nice sometimes, but that no-sleeping-zombie-life is for the birds!

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  11. Hooray for crawling!! She is getting so independent!! :)

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