2 Months Shy of a Year

I’m not sure how this happened but I blinked and this little girl is already 10 months old. She’s been out in this world just as long as she has been baking inside. Which brings to light that I have either been pregnant or nursing a baby for the last 20 months.

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At 10 months, Lexi is…

:: A peanut. She’s 5th percentile in weight and 50th for length. She was a little over 14lbs at her 9 month checkup.

:: Eating solids and purees like a champ, and I’ve been a lot more adventurous in the combinations (read: whatever veggies I have in my fridge mixed with whatever fruit I happen to have on hand) and a big shout out to the Beaba Babycook gadget – that thing has been great at making babyfood.

:: Nursing is still going strong. Morning, before naps, after naps, bedtime and late night snacks. I love the cuddles. She loves the boob. Win win.

:: Sleep. She was a rock star at 4 months and was sleeping through the night consistently which I was absolutely loving though my boobs disagreed. Then around 6 months, a growth spurt, some teething and such threw her off and she was waking up twice at night, once around 2am and again around 6am. I’d go in to her nursery for a quick nursing session and some cuddles and she would fall back asleep. Now at 10 months, she’s been waking up just once at 5am to nurse and fall back asleep.

:: Lexi is actually a great napper during the day and takes a good solid 2-3 hour nap  everyday and due to our schedule of activities, school pickup and drop-off for big bro, her naps get interrupted a lot, but she goes with the flow. #secondbaby

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:: Blowouts are a thing of the past. Thank God! Now we are much regular… TMI?

:: Loves to sit and pull toys out of her bin or grab any toy that belongs to her big bro. She has a few favorites, but overall she loves any type of animal figurine that is small enough to hold in her hand. She also loves tags, whether that is on a blanket or on a toy, that is her favorite thing.

:: No crawling or anything yet. And I am in no hurry. She can pull up on her crib rails and peek over, but in general not as motivated to move around as Cayden was at her age. Which again, I am in no hurry. I love this age and stage where I can set her down and she stays put.

:: Hates sneezes. Doesn’t matter who sneezes, but if she is nearby she will break down in sobs. Every time.

:: Loves going out for runs & being outside. This girl just eats up evening runs with Daddy in the double BOB stroller, and especially with big bro sitting next to her. It’s comforting hearing Daddy’s footsteps and the numerous songs Cayden will gladly sing as we run around the neighborhood.

:: Has stranger danger. I forgot about this stage where I can no longer just hand off the baby to anyone to hold. There’s only a few people she is really comfortable with and doesn’t fuss when I am not holding her.

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:: Adores her brother. And he is pretty sweet on her too (when he isn’t ripping toys out of her hands) Cayden will even remind us to keep our voices down because “baby sister is sleeping. Shh!” He will gladly fetch diapers, socks, clean up toys, or anything if it’s for her. And nobody can make her belly laugh like he can with all of his antics.

It’s hard to imagine that she’s only been here for the last 10 months, feels like it’s always been like this with these two kiddos running around.

 

First Family Bike Ride

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Tee hee. I love this picture. Skinned knees [sign of a good summer], baby toes and a helmet that is just a tad overpowering on baby girl.

 

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Last summer when we came to this park, I remember vividly thinking to myself that by next year at this time he will have a little buddy to ride shot gun.

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These two surprised us and got along pretty well together in the Chariot & have managed to keep limbs to themselves. Lexi is not a fan of the helmet, but once we start riding she calms down and is usually good for the whole ride.

4 Month Update

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This month has been pretty good, we battled her first mini-cold brought home from Cayden which I’m pretty sure he got at school. She wasn’t too miserable, just a runny nose and was good after a day or so. Cayden’s lingered a bit longer but overall it wasn’t too bad, and thankfully I didn’t really catch it.

The weather has slowly been getting warmer which has allowed us to venture outside a bit more. Anything above a negative 18 is good for me.

This last week we ordered and got our double BOB stroller with the intent of jogging with both. And by jogging, I mean Daddy. That thing is a beast to push and quite so with two kids in tow. But both love being in the stroller and she is bundled up in her carseat which then attaches to the BOB.

She is all over the place with sleep. Some nights she’ll wake up once around 3am to nurse and then falls back asleep. I was about to sing her praises until the next few nights she woke up every 2 hours to snack, cuddle and then fall back asleep. Which now she is loving the co-sleeper (whereas Cayden screamed bloody murder if he was set inside it) next to me at night. I set her SnuggleMe pillow inside the co-sleeper and it created a nice little nest for her to snooze in. Last night I ditched the SnuggleMe and let her sleep on the co-sleeper and she did pretty good, except she is so wiggly that she broke out of the swaddle twice during the night.

Day time naps have been pretty good, and she is usually sleeping while Cayden is up and once Cayden goes down for his nap, she is up. The sweet vicious cycle of naps that is keeping me trapped in this house. We did manage to go out for a walk yesterday and hit up a few parks along the way.

 

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Oh this girl.

Her official non-official weight was about 12lbs at our last Milk Club visit. This great studio in Boulder hosts a weekly Milk Club (breastfeeding and formula) were you can bring baby to hang out, chat with other moms and of course weigh your baby. We have her official check up later this week so I’m excited to see how much she weighs.

She has also found her voice this week. We went out on Valentine’s day for lunch and she chatted and squeaked the entire time. Then promptly crashed as we walked out of the restaurant and snoozed the entire way home.

 

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She giggles and is overall a pretty happy baby. She is so close on rolling over and it’s just been pissing her off in the evenings when she is doing floor/tummy time.

Cayden adores her and constantly asks where she is when she is not in sight. And slowly he has learned how to talk quietly and softly when she is sleeping but we are still working on that.

 

 

4 Months – Side by Side

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