Friday, February 13, 2015

Nine Months

Helena turned 9 months on Tuesday!  We have a beautiful, healthy, growing baby girl!

Weight: 16 lbs, 12oz (24%)
Height: 27.5 in (42%)
Head circumference: 43.6 cm (41%)

We've had a super eventful month.  She can easily crawl herself up to standing up against anything, and can do "squats" up and down, along with cruising along the furniture.  She "dances" to music by swaying back and forth or moving her head.  She claps!  She waves, and tries to mimic what we say.  She's good at dada and mama.  And "ba"...we think she could be saying "bye" "ball" or "bath".  She LOVES her bath.  Once she hears the water running she crawls like mad to the bathroom.  She's broken in a second bottom tooth, so she is no longer the one tooth wonder. 
Her separation anxiety is no longer an issue at her daycare!  Thank God!  She's comfortable there, and I can drop her off without getting upset!  Unfortunately I can't say the same for the daycare at the gym. 
She's eating more!  And her cost is definitely going up.  Now that I'm no longer breastfeeding, holy moly that formula is expensive!  Along with the baby food!  She can feed herself finger foods, and tries to put everything in her mouth at once.  She's super talkative when she eats.  Who knows what she is saying but she is loud!  She's still a great sleeper, in 9month clothing, and still size 2 diapers.  However once these size 2 diapers are done, we'll go to size 3.  I've started stock piling diapers, we had a good stash of both diapers and wipes, but for the first time since she's been born I had to buy wipes!
She laughs.  She now laughs spontaneously, where previously she only laughed if something was super funny.  She knows "no" but doesn't listen.  So we are re-directing her a lot.
We can still pretty much take her anywhere.  She sits and lets others entertain her when we are out.  She loves observing everything that's around her.
I can't wait to see what month 10 will bring!  

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Helena had her first swimming lesson on Friday!  I've been looking forward to this for sometime now, and I'm super excited to have her get used to the water.
I myself grew up doing swim lessons each summer, I love the water, and I don't have any fear of the water.  And I want the same for Helena.  She loves her nightly bath, and I was hoping the pool would be no different.
She definitely had a freak out moment when she first got in the water, and was pretty stiff the whole time according to Chris, but I think after a few more times she'll get used to it and grow to really love it.
We have four lessons total, and I'll be going in with her on Saturday!  I'm really looking forward to it!
Here's to my future swim baby!