|July 28, 2014||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under 7-9 Months, Baby, Bryn, Month Updates|
Here we are again … another one of Bryn’s month updates. I know it’s cliche to say but I honestly feel like I JUST wrote her 7 month update. The idea that she is 67% through her first year of life puts a lump in my throat and I honestly just can’t think about it. Sigh.
Grow, Baby, Grow!
No check-up this month but Bryn continues to grow!
Clothes: 6-12 months, 9 months
Diapers: Size 4 (due to blow outs)
Bryn continues to be a great nurser and I am still producing plenty of milk to meet her needs. We have yet to supplement with formula which is something I am really proud of. My ultimate goal is to let Bryn self-wean the same way that Emmalyne did but I honestly take it week by week. Luckily I have a great freezer stash that could last us awhile I posted all about my tips for pumping at work so if you missed it be sure to check it out.
Baby Led Weaning
It’s amazing how laid back I am when it comes to introducing foods to Bryn. OOPS. Maybe it’s because Baby Led Weaning rocked our socks with Em? Since I pack her food for school I always pack either roasted sweet potatoes and butternut squash that I prep on the weekends. I also include 2 Mum Mums. At school they know they can give her anything soft so depending on what’s on the menu she might get some more. She has also had bananas, blueberries, applesauce, yogurt bites, and a French fry. #Truth
At daycare she tends to not nap because she is so excited to play. However, at home on the weekends she naps like clockwork. She tends to take a 2 hour nap around 9AM and then 1.5 hour nap around 2PM. If there’s one thing sweet Bryn could work on it would be her nighttime sleep. Some nights she’s a rockstar … other nights not so much. I try to soak it in though because these middle of the night snuggle sessions are fleeting.
Goodness … I feel like Bryn is a misrepresentation of what it’s like to raise a baby. HA. She is SO happy all of the time. She rarely fusses and gives her smiles freely to anyone and everyone. She doesn’t care who holds her as long as she is getting snuggled. Bryn is truly one of the happiest babies I have ever seen.
Bryn is really starting to play and it’s a lot of fun to watch! I can set a basket of toys in the middle of the room and she will dig into them for a long time while I get some things done. I also have her Pack-N-Play currently set up in the kitchen so that way she can safely play while I am cooking dinner. She is perfectly content to play on her own as long as she knows you’re in sight
On the Move
Bryn is definitely Army crawling now and can get all the way across the house fairly quickly. She has also pulled to standing at “school” but I have yet to see that happen. Probably because we don’t have our living room set up in a way that’s conducive to it! I remember with Emmie I was SO EXCITED when she started to do these things. With Bryn I just feel fear because I know soon I will have TWO kids running around the house to chase.
I am having so much fun watching my girls start to play together. Since Bryn is more mobile she is getting around the house. Emmalyne likes to pretend her sister is her baby doll which is both endearing and frightening. Ha. My favorite thing though is when Em says Bryn is “so cute” and calls Bryn “her baby”.
I am blessed beyond words to get to call these sweet girls my littles. They bring my life so much more joy than I ever thought possible. I love you sweet Bryn. You and Emmalyne are my sunshine!
|July 25, 2014||PA School, Tips|
It’s FRIDAY friends! I didn’t plan on taking a break since Monday but you know, life happens. With my life it was Chris traveling for work (again) and two tests. Somethings got to give right? Which actually leads well into my topic today … One of the things we have to do as PA […] more
|July 21, 2014||CrossFit, FitGear, Fitness|
Ever since moving to Savannah Chris and I have been slowly but surely building our home gym. It’s always been a priority to us but until this move it wasn’t practical. Now, it’s almost essential. Since I started PA school I haven’t been making it to the gym as often as I would like. While I […] more
|July 18, 2014||Treadmill, Workouts|
It’s FRIDAY folks! I survived my first test of the quarter … or at least I think I did since we haven’t gotten our grades back yet. Fingers crossed because it was a doozy! Today was are learning how to give injections … on each other. So I imagine I am going to be stuck […] more
|July 17, 2014||Recipes, Sponsored|
**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Weight Watchers. Quick lunches are the name of the game for us both during the week and on the weekends these days. Either we are on the go for school or are trying to make the most of our time together on the […] more