Clothes: Grace is STILL in 3-6 months clothes. I feel like such a broken record. The pants on alot of her things are starting to look too short so we might have to switch into the next size soon. Problem is, I don't really have that many clothes for her for 6-9 months, so I might have to hold onto the 3-6 stuff that is still working, instead of putting it all away at once.
Food: We upped Grace's bottles to 3 scoops of formula, since she wasn't drinking as much and as often as we wanted her to. It definitely paid off! My baby girl became quite the chubster just in the last two weeks! She's got a belly and adorable little (big) thighs. Her tiny little arms are beginning to fill out and her double chin has made a reappearance. Perfect!
When we have school, she takes a 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon, from 2-5pm. When we are home, during the weekend or during out semester break, she takes two 1.5-3 hour naps, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon.
Grace also did alot better this month, when we were at a hotel. Usually her hotel sleeping has been horrible, but this time she slept pretty much through the night- but of course, she was in her pack and play in the bathroom- nice and quiet!
Activity: Grace had a month full of new activities! She learned to crawl, pull up on things, clap, wave, smack kisses, and is manipulating objects alot better now. She can hold her own bottle, turn on musical toys, and look for and find dropped toys.
Personality: Grace loves to be the center of attention and loves to be around groups of people, particularly watching other children play. She loves routine and schedule and gets giddy when we begin her nap or bedtime routine, because she knows what comes next! She has a strange quirk where she loves to roll around on a bed. She just laughs and laughs.
Likes: Grace loves it when we stack things up so that she can knock them over.
*Her Pacifiers, *pouch food, *clapping hands, *music, *naps, *bath time*
*diaper changes, * being left alone, *Having to wait long for her bottle*
Book of the Month: "Olivia," by Ian Falconer- it makes me laugh every time, which makes Grace laugh!
Song of the Month: "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," Grace got a see-n-say and loves when we pull the handle and get to hear the song and the animal noises!
Miscellaneous:*Grace got her first tooth (bottom middle) and loves to lick it, ha!
*Grace uses a really deep gurgly voice sometimes, it's pretty funny.
*She has started to really explore her environment- trouble with a capital T.
Grace, my curious baby girl. I love you so much and I can't help but staring at you all day long. You are learning so many new things and have changed so quickly over the last month. I truly feel like you have left the infant stage and are now in this short lived creeper/crawler stage before toddlerhood. I pray every day that you grow up to know how much we love you and that one day you will love the Lord with all of your heart.