Our sweet boy turned 9 months old this last week (tears.tears.tears) and he is more fun than ever!
E A T
He is really starting to eat real foods like a champ. His favorite food is banana pancakes (2 eggs to one banana) hands down. We’ve started to just give him bites of what we’re eating, as long as it’s dairy free, and he loves it all. On Saturday we tried to use a sippy cup with water in it for the first time and he figured it out right away. He’s always wanting to drink our water or drink out of his bathtub cup. It was time, but it makes him seem like such a big boy.
He is still nursing but takes two bottles of hypoallergenic formula a day to supplement.
S L E E P
He is sleeping well (again)! We had a couple rough weeks this month with high fevers and then bad habits forming but we’re back at it! He naps twice a day for about 2 hours each and then goes to bed at 7:00 pm. He usually wakes up to nurse between 5-6am and then goes back down until 8 when he starts the day.
P L A Y
Dwayne LOVES to play. He is into everything and is so so curious. I love watching him learn and soak in new things. He has started to climb things if he can and he never ever backs down from a challenge. His favorite toy is probably Alf’s water bowls or my medela pump bottles. Of course. He still crawls like a little bear (his knees don’t usually touch the ground) and he is speedy speedy. He also cruises along the furniture and I’m guessing we’ll make some progress towards walking this month since he’s already started letting go and standing on his own. Just for a few seconds but it’s definitely happening.
He spends two days a week with my mom and then one morning at Kids Day Out so that I can be at the office. He loves going to my parents house (because their dog is nice to him) and I love that he has another place to explore during the week.
G R O W T H
We saw the pediatrician last week and he is a happy, healthy, growing boy. His weight percentile is finally coming back up (to a whopping 13%) but we’ll take it! He’s our tall and skinny little peanut.
I found out this afternoon – as I was attempting to write this blog post – that the blog has been down since January 31st. Sad. But also revealing in how much time I get to spend here nowadays.
Anyways, let’s revisit January!
#1 Did not do this one well… I averaged maybe twice a week. You’ll see it on my February goals as well.
#2 White cabinet is clean! I did this pretty early on and then Dwayne learned how to open the cabinet doors and I had to rearrange it again so that all the things he can get into are at the front. It doesn’t look nearly as pretty anymore, but I did it!
#3 Christmas gifts and decor are cleaned up and put away!
#4 Coffee station is also complete! Blog post coming soon.. maybe.
January: 75% complete. Insert thumbs up emoji here.
In February I decreased my number of goals by one and creativity was not my strong suit… But they’re attainable and once complete will bring me joy.
#1 Update filing system: I actually started this when I cleaned out the white cabinet in January because that is where it lives. But I didn’t have enough folders or labels and I have just put it off since. I still use this system – same washi tape and all!
#2 Declutter white bookshelf: Yes, the white bookshelf that sits on top of the white cabinet from January. It’s cluttered. It’s our catch all. Clutter stresses me out and it’s so full that it can no longer “catch” all.
#3 READ: Every weeknight, 15 minutes before bed. Round two, people.
Are you making monthly goals? It’s seriously so so good for me.