We will have an 11 month old in a few days and I am just finally posting about months 9 and 10. I guess we have been as busy as our little gal is! This is such a fun age and she is growing up so fast.
9 months: At about 9 1/2 months, Bayden started crawling forward. It was the dog's toy that she first crawled to. A few days later, on super bowl Sunday, she started pulling herself up on furniture to stand up. At her 9 month appointment, she weighed in at 16 pounds. Still tiny. You wouldn't think that watching her eat, she loves to eat. We know she won't be a vegetarian, her favorite food is meat, especially deli meat. She loves daycare and they tell me that she loves art time and really gets into her projects! She took her first trip on an airplane at nine months. She was a great traveler and enjoyed seeing her grandparents, swimming, and the warmer weather. She was a very friendly passenger and jumped into the arms of 3 nice people on the airplane rides. It was also at this time that she discovered how her wrists can move and that she could twirl things with them. She was doing that all the time.
10 months: At 10 months, Bayden started walking around furniture. This is also when she started to dance! It is the cutest thing. Whenever one of her toys starts playing music, she hears something on tv, or her daddy starts singing (I won't embarrass him and share the song here); she starts bouncing with a big smile because she knows how cute it must be. Sometimes her arms go up too if she's really into it. She is also trying to copy our actions and noises. She has discovered pointing and uses her little pointer fingers to point at everything and nothing, also very cute. At her 10 month appointment she weighed 16 pounds 7 ounces. She finally had her last appointment with the nicu doctor at 10 months because he finally discontinued the apnea monitor! It was an exciting day. She now has more pajama options than just snaps to let her cords through and she can also have lotion all over instead of avoiding where her belt was and the little sore spots from the belt rubbing are gone too. I asked if he ever had a baby on a monitor as long and he said 6 months was the longest and that was a rare situation..... Not sure what took our little one so long, but she is healthy and happy so that's all that matters. We are pretty sure she has broken a couple records in her young life: longest nicu stay for a 33 weeker and longest time a baby was on an apnea monitor. While she still loves for anyone to hold her, now she likes to look around for awhile first. Once she is comfortable though, she reaches to anyone who talks to her. A lot of people talk to her when we are out and about, usually it's about her hair! She went to her first college hockey game at 10 months. She didn't enjoy it as much because of her top teeth coming in (she has 4 teeth now) and a cold. She enjoyed her last breast milk bottle last week and is now on 3 or 4 formula bottles and regular food each day.
I have some cute pics of saying goodbye to the monitor, our trip, and months 9 and 10, but I'm having trouble getting them on the computer for some reason. I will work on it and try again later. Thanks for checking in!