walking/eating/doing everything yourself this month. Watching you scamper around and play with
your new toys is quite a sight to see. Then
you get upset and want us to pick you up and hold you. Then you get more upset and want us to put
you down. Then that same cycle goes for
another five minutes until something shiny gets your attention. And then it’s back to fun time!!!
work and seeing your face light up when you see me. Then,
you, me, and Bella play the evenings away while Mama makes dinner for us. On that note, I’ve already had a talk with
Bella, but I’ll pass on a few points about her that you should know:
Bella’s backside may look like fun when it
wiggles, but it is not a toy. Please stop
Ditto for her feet, they tend to twich a lot when
you grab and tickle them.
Bella has very pretty eyes and ears, but they are
not grab-able. Sorry.
While I’m sure that it would make the two of you
get along better, please refrain from open mouth kissing.
Lastly, Bella’s food may look and smell awesome,
and it’s placed right at your level, but it is not for you. And it tastes bad. Trust me.
Nicknames: same ol’ same ol’…Poopers, Sweet Pea, Honey Bear, Pumpkin Butt, and about 15 more at any given time
Likes: speed crawling around the house, walking ON YOUR OWN TWO FEET, chasing Bella around the house, dancing, giving kisses, eating collard greens, playing patty-cake, clapping her hands, playing peekaboo, playing with toys (emptying, sorting, and putting the toys back in their box) babbling to Bella, tilting her head to the right, blowing raspberries, picking up ridiculously tiny pieces of anything and handing them to mama or papa, nodding her head or shaking her head “no, no.”
Dislikes: having to be still while we change diapers and pooping, you don’t like sitting in it and let us know when there’s something there (thanks for that), not much else—this was a happy month!
Milestones: WALKING! You still like crawling as your main source of travel, but you can definitely walk now. You also give kisses, and clap when I start singing patty cake.
Weight/Height: No well-baby this month, but I’m thinking 18-19 pounds and over 30 inches tall.
Clothing Size: 6-9 and 9 month, some 12 month for the pants since you have long legs.
Sleep: Great! Sleeping around 11 hours at night. Occasionally you’ll wake up, but you put yourself back to sleep. Naps are also back on track. Still taking 2.5 naps…I need to figure out when you’re supposed to go down to one nap.
Random Tidbits: You’re just a joy to be around. Also, anything and everything is “Bella” (bewwa) or “Mama.”
How are Mommy and Daddy Doing?: Good! Mama’s getting a little stir crazy and needs more things to do during the day, because there’s only so much babbling and playing with blocks that she can handle, but other than that, things are good.