Miss Lola is 9 Months Old

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Oh my sweet little punkin!  How I can't get enough of her these days!  Going back to school has been really hard this year.  Both Lola and Cohen are growing up so fast it breaks my heart just thinking about it.  After each month that passes I am always thinking, "Woah! Already?"  But this is my favorite age and lately it is all coming back to me as to why I love it so much!  Plus one look at this face and you will understand why I have such a hard time leaving her.

Size: Lola girl is a little thing - just 17 lbs 8 oz.  She is 25% in her weight and height...but 90% for her head.  Big brains I will assume of course  She still fits in 6-9 month clothes with ease and she has a few 9 month outfits but she still has room to grow in them.  We are still sporting the size 3 diapers and Target you still have not failed me with your diapers!  

Eating:  Lola gets 4 bottles a day and will eat anywhere from 18-22 ounces a day.  Her morning bottle is her favorite and I love laying her in the Boppy pillow and feeding herself.  I'm basically done pumping and will move to formula within the next few weeks.  My friend asked if I was sad about it and really I'm not sad to stop pumping but I will be sad when I start paying $25 a week for formula.  Wah.

This kid loves her food!  She is now eating more table foods and it is so fun to try new ones out with her.  I love to cut up string cheese, avocados, bananas or steam corn and peas and put them on her tray.  She will go to town while I cook dinner.  Then I will giver her a bit of chunkier pureed food for a little bit more.  The past few nights she had quinoa, zucchini and spinach and girl loved it up!  The diaper the next day however...

Sleeping:  The kid is ready to zonk at 7 if not earlier.  She isn't napping as long at her babysitter's but I'm hoping that will change once she gets used to it more.  Sweet girl is battling a little cold as well as some teething so last week was a bit rough.  But she still sleeps 7 to 7:30, if not longer!

Milestones:  This has been a huge month for my baby girl!  She is officially crawling and into EVERYTHING.  I'm constantly closing doors after people, picking things up off the floor and saying, "No no Lola!"  She can also go from belly to sitting and has been trying to pull herself up on things.  Kurtis walked into her room last weekend and she was just standing up in her crib happy to see her dad!  Shortly after the crib was lowered all the way down.  Lola loves to dance to music and will clap along with people.  She also loves to wave and when you tell her no, she shakes her head letting you know she heard you.

Likes:  Lola loves bath time!  I have put away the baby tub and let her sit in the tub like a big girl.  She gets so mad when I take her out and has this little fake cry she lets out to share her frustrations.  Apparently she likes popsicles too as I caught her brother sharing one with her the other day.  He looked at me said, "What mom? She likes it."  Lola also loves her swing on the swing set in the backyard.  She looks so cute swinging and smiling away.

Dislikes:  Don't walk into a room and ignore this kid that's for sure!  It's kind of funny because Kurtis and I will walk in and if she sees us she will put her arms up for us.  We have started not making eye contact with her or then you will be sucked into picking her up.  

She also hates, I mean HATES getting her face or nose wiped.  Bring on the tears whenever I wash her face or wipe the running snot off her nose.  

It's crazy for me to think that in three short months we will be celebrating this little punkin's first birthday!  What's even crazier is to think that her brother is turning 4 in two months...but I'll save those tears for another post.

Sweet Lola girl how we love you so much!  Thank you for being such a sweet and precious little baby who puts up with anything -- including your rough big brother.  Now stay little and sweet forever and don't ever turn into a diva.

Photos courtesy of ChixpixPhotography -- local Indianapolis peeps check her out!


  1. That little face is so stinking cute. I love it. 9 months goes fast.

  2. She's so pretty and so so cute!!

  3. So adorable - time has sure flown, it feels like you just gave birth. She is just so adorable.

  4. She's just absolutely adorable!

  5. Such precious pictures! I want my lil ones to stay little forever too! :)

  6. I love those pics...esp that last one! Such a sweet age! And how could you not want to pick her up all the time! LOL

  7. She looks adorable, and I love her smile.

  8. You're so clever to not meet her eyes so you don't have to pick her up every time. She's such a cutie pie little trickster.

  9. She is so super adorable! I love those headbands!

  10. Awww so sweet :) My daughter was tiny one like that too - she just weighed 19 lbs at a year.