Wednesday, December 9, 2015

::Macie:: Nine Months



Weight

We had Macie's nine month check up and she weighed 19 lbs 3.5 oz. She's a touch heavier than Henley was at this age but for the most part, their stats are pretty close. She's defintely feeling heavier these days!


Health

There definitely has been something floating around the daycare and our house. Both girls have had colds and runny noses for a while now. Macie's seemed to be clearing up but came day in the last day or so. I'm thinking some of this could be related to teething though too.


Sleep

We've gotten into a bad trend lately and I'm ready for some improvement. Macie has started waking up multiple times between when I put her down and around 11:00. I am grateful that these wakeups happen while I'm still awake but it makes for an exhausting night. Once we go to bed, she does seem to have a good night, waking once usually sometime between 3-5.


Clothing

We have recently started creeping into the 12M clothes this month. She is wearing mostly 9M still but I've been able to grab some t-shirts out of the 12M box I'm super excited for these clothes, they were some of my favorites from when Henley wore them. We had some fun with hats when going through the box, or I had fun I should probably say.


Diet

I have GREAT news----dairy is back in my life! After nine long months, I'm drinking milk with no issues and Macie is eating yogurt. It's almost too good to be true. Macie has been loving solid foods lately. She even had mashed potatoes and dressing on Thanksgiving. It's such a relief that she has been eating foods and having minimal belly issues. Thank God!

     

I'm still nursing and pumping during the day. In the last month or so, I've been having a dip in supply and haven't been able to pump enough for 2 bottles. I've been pumping in the morning and nursing at noon and in the afternoon. It seems to be working as long as my work schedule permits. I only have 2 bags of frozen milk so that is a little nerve wracking. On the up side though, we go the ok from the pediatrician to start adding 2-3 oz of whole milk into her diet which will help with the breastmilk shortfall I'm having.


Crying

The biggest crying issue we have right now is the bedtime battle. She cries and isn't interested in anyone else but me. She just wants to nurse, then have her paci for 3 minutes, then nurse again, and on and on.

She gets a little fussy here and there but in comparison to 2 month old Macie, 9 month Macie is a saint!


Baby Gear Love

We bought Macie a walker and she loves it. She mostly uses it outside and she zooms all around the garage and the driveway.



She's also been loving the Cozy Coupe. Her and Daddy have been taking walks on the weekends. She holds on to the steering wheel, cruising around.



Social

This month Macie had her first Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving. She also got to see Santa!




Had some fun at the park too---check out that hair!!



Milestones

Crawling!! After 9 months she is finally crawling. She's also pulling up on everything and standing. She's even gone 5-10 standing without holding on. She's done a few steps with the walker too. Now that she is mobile she is so much happier. Even the daycare described her as a whole new baby.


video


She also got 2 teeth this month!!


Big Sister Love

Macie is starting to laugh at Henley and Henley loves it. I can already see the love they have for each other.





Thanks for reading----Mere :-)

Monday, November 2, 2015

::Macie:: Eight Months


Weight

No doctor's visit this month so no idea what she's weighing, I'm pretty excited to find out her latest stats next month!


Health

We've had a great month! My little girls is happy and healthy. Love it!


Sleep

Macie has stopped sleeping through the night but she is still sleeping pretty good overall. Lately she's been waking up around 11pm and 5am, sometimes around 2am as well. After I nurse her at 5am she is usually up for the day between 6-6:30. Luckily she goes right back down after nursing. Sometimes she can't find her paci and just cries until we give it to her, I guess that's the only downfall to her choosing a paci over her fingers.


Clothing

We are still rocking 9 month clothes over here. She has worn a few 12M outfits but those were pretty big. We had to get some more use out of Henley's Halloween hand-me-downs. I had so much fun this month dressing the girls in matching Halloween outfits. We even had their school pictures taken with coordinating outfits.




Diet

We are successfully eating food!! Turns out it wasn't the food making her belly upset, she was constipated. We were so scared to try different foods that we ended up giving her tons of bananas and she was a mess. We've started giving pears and prunes regularly and it's been great. She's had all kinds of foods and even had a waffle and a pumpkin pancake this weekend! I'm loving that she is eating food. 




On the downside, my milk supply has totally tanked!! It's slowing getting up a little bit but on average she is drinking 10oz a day and I am pumping 7oz. I'm having to pump at night and in the morning sometimes, I am also takes fenugreek, adding brewer's yeast to my shakes, eating oatmeal, and drinking tons of water. I also only have about 6 bags of frozen milk so the pressure is on. I'm feeling a little more optimistic about it. Two weeks ago I was very stressed and thinking the worst. Just keep swimming!!


Crying

Once we figured out the constipation issue, the crying has been minimal. Macie knows what she wants and is pretty vocal if we don't oblige. She is going to be my feisty pants!


Baby Gear Love

Lately we've been using the stroller quite a bit. The City Select is seriously an awesome stoller.


Macie has also loved standing on this toy. She's not quite pulling up yet but she loves when we prop her up on this toy.



Social

We had a great month full of birthday parties, pumpkin patches, Halloween parade, friends and trick or treating!







Milestones

Starting to pull up and eating foods are the highlights for this month!



Big Sister Love!

School pictures!

I'm so excited that November is finally here! Thanksgiving and then December which is one of my favorites---Christmas and Henley's birthday. I am also so excited for Macie's first Christmas!!!

Mere :-)



Saturday, October 10, 2015

::Macie:: Seven Months



Weight

We went to Macie's 6 month appointment this month and she weighed 15 lbs and was 25 inches long She's almost doubled her birth weight. She is in the 48th percentile for weight and 43rd for height.





Health

Macie had a cold this month that seemed to last forever. Big Sister Henley had one too. She has some serious green boogers and had her first fever. Macie seems to get sick a lot less than Henley did, I wonder if it's because she has had Henley at home since birth (toddlers are germy little things!). She started feeling better about a week ago.

Snotty little thing


Sleep

After last month of terrible sleep, I cut back on food to see if that was the culprit. Since then she's been sleeping great, waking only once to eat some nights and sleeping through the night other nights. I'm not used to having a good sleeper, Macie even puts herself to sleep for naps as well----I just lay her down awake and she passes out pretty quickly. I love it!




Clothing

We've started putting Macie in 9 month clothing this month. We don't have a ton of clothing from Henley in this size, I'm thinking most things are probably with her 12 month clothing since a lot of companies make 6-12M instead of 9.





Diet

This month we cut out all solid food since her stomach didn't seem to handle it. We've just gone back to strictly breastmilk and her stomach issues seem better. I'm planning to try some baby led weaning next month and see if that is an easier way to ease into solids. I'm thinking letting her control the amount she ingest versus me spooning purees might work better.


Crying

Macie is pretty mellow with crying, such a different story from the beginning. She definitely knows what she wants and responds with tears if we don't oblige in a timely manner. She also is showing us she has a little bit of a temper. Apparently some of the babies in the day care try to take her paci and she screams a high pitch scream and kicks her feet. (maybe she's a Reynolds' after all)


Baby Gear Love

The only thing I seem to be really getting use out of is the Tula. This carrier is amazing. I'm so tempted to get the toddler version for Henley, she loves being held, I just don't know if I would get my moneys worth.

Lifesaver while she was sick




Social

This month we went on our first vacation to South Seas Resort. It was more like a staycation since its so close. It was great. The girls were so good. It was great to hang out and relax without anything else to distract





We also did a photoshoot with Brandy Rose Photography that was a fall theme. They came out great!! Love them so much.









Milestones

Macie is sitting up great and even starting to try to pull up. She hasn't been able to pull on anything on her own but uses our hands to pull up often. She's not crawling at all and I don't think she will. She hates being on her belly and doesn't tolerate it, unless she is sleeping.




Big Sister Love

Henley has been so great as usual. She is so hilarious. She started dance this month---seriously the cutest! Here are some pictures from the month.