Thursday, January 14, 2010

9 months old!!

Can you believe the girls are 9 months old already! The time goes by so fast. I thought I might update everyone on how they are doing now.

Weight: Anna is now 20lbs, 2 oz and is in the 75% for a 9 month old on height and weight
Natalie is 18lbs, 4oz and is in the 50%
Elisabeth is 18lbs, 2 oz and also is in the 50%

Anna has always been the more reserved one and she still is. She usually will not smile at someone she doesn't know and it takes her a little while to get comfortable. I have a tender spot for Anna because she has a strong preference for her mama! She seeks me out the most for comfort. She is pretty laid back- in general she is comfortable to just sit there and watch people and take things in. She is a happy baby and as you will see in the video below has quite a laugh (especially for her brother).

Natalie was always the happiest one and she still is a very happy baby. She has a smile and laugh ready for everyone at any moment. She is developing a bit of an attitude, though. She seems the most frustrated by her inability to communicate. She has started doing a lot of "yelling" for attention or food or her toy that her sisters took from her. We have also nicknamed her the jumping bean, as she loves to jump.

Elisabeth since the day she was born has been the fighter of the group. She is determined to be the first to do everything! She is not content to sit still for a second and I know she is going to be the one to get into everything. I can tell she is going to be the first to crawl and I am nervous about that day :) She is a happy baby,too, and loves to smile and laugh.

Sleep: The girls sleep from 7pm to 7am (although the teething is causing a few early mornings with Elisabeth). They do really well at sleeping and that is a blessing. They are napping still twice a day, and occasionally will take a short catnap in the late afternoon.

Mobility: Anna is rolling over all the time and will not stay on her belly for a second so she has not tried to crawl yet. Natalie can balance on her hands and knees but hasn't started crawling either. Elisabeth, however, is getting around. She gets on her hands and feet and manages to get around pretty well. We are not surprised that our little fighter is going to be the first to crawl as well.

Eating: The girls are still drinking bottles 4 times a day and then I feed them solids for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I am following the Super Baby Food book and it is so great! I am making/puree-ing all their food myself which is actually easier than you would think (and a whole lot cheaper considering the masses I have to feed). Rice cereal, yogurt, sweet potatoes and bananas are their favorites, but they are good about eating everything.. I think I served them the grossest meal last night- mashed up tofu with pureed green beans. Yuck! But they ate every bite!

Talking: The girls have a lot to say! Anna and Elisabeth will say "dada", but Natalie hasn't started that yet. No "mama" as of yet. I think they will probably try to say their brother's name first- they LOVE their brother.

Here is a cute video of Anna laughing hilariously at her brother


Jeanette said...

How funny! We just finished talking about a lot of this stuff. I checked out your blog after I hung up and the boys were sitting on my lap. They (and me too!)ABSOLUTELY loved the video of Alex making Anna laugh. What a laugh. Oh you just want hug her! Thanks for posting. We miss you!!!!


Lori said...

I can't believe they are already 9 mos! I loved the video, esp. when Alex asked you if you were filming. Anna has a great laugh. So cute!

Bustos Family said...

Gosh that was the cutest! I wish we lived closer and could get our kids together. Emma would have so much fun with your girls!! Maybe one day.