Remy 9 Month Update

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Remy // 9 months
Weight:22 lbs 3 oz
Height: 29 inches

Oh my baby girl is just a growing here lately!  Remy is constantly moving, loves to laugh and enjoys all things with cords.  I was quickly reminded of how exhausting this age can be, even though it is truly one of my favorite age groups.  While I miss her ability to just sit and be content, I do love when she crawls to the kitchen to check out what I'm doing or into the bathroom to see what's going on.  Did I mention that I'm pretty sure I'm going to get my Kate Middleton arms by carrying her everywhere?

Here is what Remy has been up to the last month:

Welp, girlfriend loves to eat that's for sure.  She has rolls for days and isn't ashamed of them at all.  Remy is 5 oz smaller than Cohen was at this age and 5 lbs more than Lola - ha!   Don't worry, I'm still trying to squeeze her into Lola's old clothes... Remy is definitely in more 12 month clothes, some 9 month and any 6-12 month.  My friend's daughter held her the other day and it was the funniest thing because Remy towered over her, like they were basically the same size.  Oh Remy, you are something else.

We still do three meals a day and four bottles - 6 oz, two 4 oz and a 7 oz before bed.  I spent the last week weaning her from that night bottle because she would drink 2 oz and fall right back asleep, which made me quickly realize it was all for comfort.  Plus look at her, she is not hungry people.  Remy isn't too picky so far when it comes to food and loves anything Kurtis and I eat, even if she can't eat it.  Well, not because it's not food but because she doesn't have the chewing capabilities yet.  She loves steamed carrots, watermelon, cheese and noodles.  I made potatoes the other day and threw some on her tray and the girl was in heaven.  I'm crossing my fingers for another good eater like her sister hopefully!  My goal is to NOT have two picky eaters - Cohen is enough.

Insert sleeping emoji face here. 
While we are pretty solid with our naps, nighttime is still a hot mess.  My friend Jordan (thanks, girl!) recommended a sleep group on Facebook which has been a great support.  We are a week into sleep training.  While I no longer get up with her in the middle of the night, I still hear her at 2 or 3 wake up and is ready to party.  Then it takes a good 30 minutes of crying until she falls back asleep.  At this point I just turn off the sound on the monitor, keep on the video screen and watch her to make sure her legs or arms aren't stuck in the sides of the crib, which happens more often than I would like.  Her naps, though, are pretty consistent at 10 and 2 and will last 1.5 hours each.  I'm determined to get this nighttime sleeping under control.  I will win this one, Remy.  I always do.

This child has me exhausted.  She is officially crawling EVERYWHERE.  Her favorite places to crawl are to the Roomba and Brady's water bowl.  Remy also loves to find any cords in the wall and will scoot there as fast as possible.  She still hasn't popped that ninth tooth yet but I can see it just at the surface of her gums, so it will be any day.  In two weeks Remy starts up at the babysitter for the first time which makes me so sad.  But I know she will love Remy as much as we do!

Remy loves to be involved in the action.  She also loves playing with her sister and is slowly warming up to her brother's rough ways.  Lately her big thing is standing up with our help.  My favorite time of day is getting her from her crib after a good sleep because her reaction is so damn precious, I could eat her up.  Remy also loves water - the pool and bath are her jam.

The girl still can't stand when someone walks away from her or doesn't pay attention to her.  She also hates her dad's kisses.  Like HATES them.  I don't blame her because scruff hurts!  Plus he can't give just one, it has to be a million.  But that face is oh so kissable.  Remy also isn't a fan of being strapped into her car seat or stroller, but quickly gets over it once we get moving.


Remy Elizabeth,
Oh my little girl, you are just a busy little body!  Your personality is so spunky and sweet - you are the light of every single person in the family.  We are starting to notice a little diva-tude coming out here lately which only solidifies the fact that you are extremely spoiled.  Must be a third baby problem. :)  I am so lucky that I got to spend almost ten months home with you and know that you will love every second with your sister at the sitter's house.  Pretty soon we will be planning your first birthday.  But let's not think about that, okay?  Love you baby girl!


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