Posts Tagged ‘9 Months’

Wordless Wednesday: Baby Gate

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Diaper Portrait

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010


Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

I’m not sure where I went wrong with Spencer’s sleep habits. Things that were cute at 2 months are less so at 9 months. We almost have a bedtime routine in place and he goes to sleep (normally) between 8:30 and 9:30 and sleeps until between 6:45 and 8. He sleeps ok in his crib, still wakes 2-3 times per night and won’t always go back to sleep in his crib, but that I can live with. The bigger issue is the napping.

Spencer prefers to nap on me. He can be dead asleep and he will wake if I try and move him. I’ve tried nursing him on the floor on a blanket because then he would be in a place where I could leave him, but he is on to me and won’t fall asleep. Sometimes, I can slide the pillow over on to the couch, but that really isn’t a safe place for him to sleep and end up freaked out and sit next to him the whole time he is sleeping. Not really an improvement over him sleeping on my lap. I used to leave him in the bucket when he fell asleep in the car, but that ended this weekend when we installed the new car seat. I did have a successful car to pack-n-play transfer yesterday, but he only slept for 25 minutes in the pack-n-play. I took him out and nursed him and he slept for another hour. I tried putting him back in the pack-n-play after he nurse, but he woke immediately, so I just left him in my lap for the duration.

I have this vision of nap time, where I put a sleepy but awake baby down in his crib and he falls asleep in a darkened room for 2 hours until I start to hear some murmuring over the monitor and I go and get him for a snack. I am not sure where this came from (probably tv or overwhelmingly positive blogs) but I doubt it will ever happen. At this point, I would be super happy with putting a sleeping baby down somewhere that wasn’t my lap and having him stay asleep for an hour. Advice would be welcome in the comments.

9 Month Stats

Friday, May 7th, 2010

So, I woke up this morning at a nice leisurely 8:15, hang out with the baby in our cozy chair for a few minutes then amble downstairs for a diaper change (Spencer) and some coffee (me). On the way to the kitchen, I pick up my phone. A calendar notification? How very odd. I must have forgotten to clear it yesterday. So, I check it out – Dr S at 8:45. WTF!! I could have sworn that the appointment was at 2. I was so positive, in fact, that I never double checked.

Luckily, it’s the hubs day off. He ran upstairs to get dressed while I changed the baby and gave him a “bath” with a few baby wipes. Then we switched off, I tossed him some baby clothes and tore off ti get ready. Grabbed some snacks and we were out the door in 15 minutes. Not too bad –  the only major fail is that I forgot to grab a Diet Coke and had to deal with the waiting room uncaffeinated. The office is in the next town over, but we made it in the door before 9:10. And then we waited. And waited. There was a sick little girl in the waiting room, who was doing her best to cover her cough, but was rattly enough to make me antsy. Finally got in to a room and did a little more waiting, but not too bad. I wasn’t prepared for the 9 month anemia test and accompanying finger prick, but Spencer didn’t even bat an eye, just sucking away on his pacifier; however, he seemed to think that the band-aid was a tasty snack and he couldn’t figure out why it was stuck to his finger. On to the stats:

Weight: 19 pounds 13 ounces, 25th percentile, up from last time when he was in the 20th percentile

Length: 29.5 inches, 90th percentile, watch out world, we have a tall one!

Head Circumference: 18 inches, I forgot the percentile, but I think it is about average

Hemoglobin: 12, no need to worry about anemia, yay!

Back in 3 months for his one year appointment. *sniff*

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