Tuesday, October 12, 2010

9 Months - Update on the Babes

9 Months Old!

Okay, so I know I said how much fun they were at 8 months old, but seriously, I can't tell you how much fun they are now! Every day is different for them and every day they are soaking up everything they see, hear, touch, feel, etc. Its amazing to watch them watch me, or watch their mouths try and say what I am saying. They are on the verge of talking...not.there.yet. Not from my not trying, mind you. We are very close on Hi, Gus (one of the cats), MaMa, Dada, etc. So far, we have GaGa -from both of them, which is weird. Still breastfeeding! Go me!

Feedings: We're still doing good here. Milk is great. I am saving one bottle per day, which is fantastic. Another little caveat is that I am going to Paris, France next week FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK. I keep telling myself in my head, "I can do this, I can do this". Thank God for Skype. Anywho, I have been freezing milk pretty regularly again. They are doing good with their eating too. So far we have eaten these fruits: apples, pears, plums, bananas, peaches, cantaloupe, mangoes, blueberries, and these veggies: sweet potatoes, reg. potatoes, green beans, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, avocado, spinach, carrots, corn, squash, zucchini and these proteins: ground beef, sirloin, chicken, turkey, and tofu. We have been doing some finger foods, and plan to do more and more of those. Jules especially would rather self feed. We have cut up some steamed carrots, bananas, and avocados. However, they are OBSESSED with Cheerios. It is by far their favorite right now. I was really nervous about giving them Cheerios, with them choking, but they did great from the beginning.

Waketime/Napping: They are still at the 2hr mark for awake-time. We dropped their afternoon nap! So, now they are just taking two naps a day. I *might* put them down in the afternoon if for some reason they had terrible naps that day.I swear, my babies are growing up WAY TOO FAST. Am I still allowed to call them babies?

Nightime: We had a couple of weeks of early waking, but thank goodness they grew out of that.

Our Schedule:

7:00- wake/feed 7oz each for Josh & Jules then solids fruit and cereal. Josh always gets more than Jules
9:00 - nap (hopefully at least 1.5 hours)
11:00 - feed - I now only put 6oz in each of their bottles, b/c they almost never finish it. Then they get a "snack" of cheerios and some type of veggie (all finger foods here, and just a bit)
1:00 - nap (usually wake at 2:30)
3:00 - feed 6.5oz for each + solids. This is a veggie and a protein
6:30/6:45 - feed 6.5oz for each, + solids. This is a protein, veggies, fruit and cereal. Its usually all mixed together, or we feed the fruit afterwards, separately
7:00 - baths
7:30 - story/bedtime

Outing/Events: Our nanny still takes them to storytime every Wednesday. We also went this month to the Nashville flea market and walked around. I didn't make it two steps before someone would comment on how cute they were. Last weekend I took them to the Germantown festival in East Nashville. I think our nanny is also going to start taking them to the zoo maybe another day during the week since its gotten a little cooler.

Diet: I am skipping this section because I am going to Paris next week and will eat lots of bread, cheese, chocolate and wine. Humph.

Milestones: They are both EVERYWHERE. Josh is now full on crawling now too. They are honestly everywhere. Josh can now go from crawling to sitting on his bottom, which is new. Jules can completely pull herself up, and can stand on her own for a few seconds at a time. It won't be long until she's walking (yikes). She has started "sitting dancing". She gets all exited and jumpy when she's on her knees, which is her version of dancing. They love "their videos". They know from the second I turn it on. They can be across the room, and hear the intro and get so excited. They still love to hear me sing to them, and I love singing to them. We have now had to lower both of their cribs to their lowest setting, which doesn't bode well for my 5'1" frame. Its a drop-side ( I know, I know) but I honestly don't ever use it. Its quicker to just reach over and grab them. They still love their books, and will both try and crawl all over you when you get one out to read. Still no sign language. However, they are starting to "get" that they can repeat whatever you do. Jules will do raspberries if you do them, and click her tongue if you do it, and shake her head no, if you do it to her. Josh will stick out his tongue if you do it. So cute. So, they are close. They love to be moving, and still love their scooter, and to swing!


  1. You are honestly my model mom! You have everything so well organized and I'm so impressed that you take these trips and keep on breast feeding like a champion. Jules and Josh are so incredibly adorable in their swing picture, I can see why you get stopped all the time when you go out. Have a WONDERFUL time in Paris, love that city!!!

    BTW, good to hear they are pretty much over their dairy sensitivity. Gives me hope =)