Nine Month Update

Age: Nine Months

Height:  25 1/2 Inches

Weight:  17 lbs. 8 oz.

Milestones:  This little lady is changing by the day.  She is officially a mobile, interactive, and super curious baby girl – and definitely nothing like that newborn that we brought home nine months ago.  She can pull herself up and does just that on just about anything that she can get those little hands on.  Waverly is more vocal everyday and can now say both momma & dadda.  She will continuously repeat both, and at this point, our hearts still melt every time.  One of the cutest milestones so far?  Waverly now claps her hands when we clap ours.  It is so fun to watch her imitate and clearly understand what is going on around her.

Sleep:  Our sleep situation is still unpredictable.  We have had some nights of pure bliss (uninterrupted sleep), and others when she was literally up every hour.  On the hour.  Naps are another area that we could certainly use work on.  Since Waverly goes to quite a few different places each week, it is really hard to get her on a solid schedule.  We are so lucky to have family that can watch her everyday, but I am really looking forward to being off this summer and getting her on a routine. 

Eating:  This girl LOVES to eat.  We have no problems getting her on a good meal schedule, and if anything, I’m pretty sure she would like to eat just about all day long (wouldn’t we all?!).  Current favorites are the Gerber yogurts, Yogurt Melts, Puffs, Cinnamon Maple Wheels, and Mum-Mums.  Sense a theme?  She is a total sweets girl, just like her momma.  We are SUPER excited to start table food this month and see just what else those little taste buds crave. 

Favorite Moments:  I have said it before and I’ll say it again … each month gets better & better.  Waverly now clearly has her own personality and it is SO much fun to watch it develop more by the day.  Her sweet laughs are contagious and I just can’t help but be my happiest when I am around her (duh?!)  Some of her favorite things right now are being outside, playing with my IPhone, Ipad or any other technology, her Wub-Nub, and getting her hands on anything & everything.  A highlight of our week remains our Sunday morning class at our kids gym – Waverly lights up when the music comes on & just loves being around other kids.

Worst Moments:  I have been convinced about ten different times that Waverly Maye is teething.  It is seriously the joke of the house (that every time Waverly is less than 100% happy she has a tooth trying to poke through).  The only low moments of this month have been when she was “teething” for a few days.  All the signs where there and she was totally unlike herself, but it is now a couple of weeks later and she is back to normal and all toothless.

Extra Comments:  This has been such a big month for Waverly Maye.  We are having so much fun with her, and seriously can’t stop talk about how wonderful she is.  Each month, we always say that it feels like the BEST age ever.  This one really does feel like it.  That is, until next month …


  1. April 27, 2013 / 1:10 pm

    We have the same running joke at our house about teething….she's had several bouts of what seemed like it could be nothing but teething, but here we are at almost 11 months and NOTHING! Just wait until you see all the new stuff she is going to do/learn in the next month! Sadie seemed to grow up so much during this 10th month and it's so crazy how much she seems to understand and how she interacts with us differently! It's so much fun!

    • April 29, 2013 / 12:57 pm

      Thanks, Jess. Yes, we are still waiting on that tooth!!! I am starting to wonder if she will be a toothless five year old?! SO excited for this month and all that it will bring! 🙂

  2. April 27, 2013 / 2:12 pm

    Nine months is one of the best ages ever, I loved it with both my boys!

  3. April 27, 2013 / 7:36 pm

    LG has been working on a tooth for two months! Crazy! Waverly Maye is cuter than ever! Why do they grow so fast?!

  4. April 28, 2013 / 12:44 am

    8 months already?! I cannot believe she is talking already, and what could be better than hearing mama

  5. April 29, 2013 / 12:18 am

    It looks like our girls were born around the same time! 🙂 I am loving nine months too! We just got our first tooth about two weeks ago. Finally, an "off day" produced a tooth haha!

    • April 29, 2013 / 1:00 pm

      Haha – I swear those off days are always teeth! I am glad that I am not the only one! Thanks for stopping by the blog!

  6. April 29, 2013 / 1:12 am

    She is so precious! My little one loves being outside too! (Instant entertainer!!!)

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Eight Month Update

Age:  Eight Months

Height:  25 Inches

Weight:  16 Pounds 9 Ounces

Milestones:  OK, so I know I said it last month, but my baby girl really is about to be mobile.  I seriously think that any moment now, I am going to set her down and she is going to book it across the room.  And although she isn’t officially crawling, she can go from sitting to laying down and the other way around, and this keeps her anything but stationary.  She also can pull up really well now, on the side of her crib or really anything that she can get those little hands on.  Waverly Maye is making really clear sounds, and it really is the cutest thing I have ever heard.  Ever.  I could listen to it all day and night, and sometimes really do.  And as previously posted, Waverly now gives kisses, which seriously melts my heart.  Although as of now, she has only done so to Mommy.  Which obviously makes Mommy feel pretty special.

*UPDATE!  Being the Type-A, over-prepared person that I am, I wrote this past last Friday.  And since then, she is now a crawling little cutie.  It happened, my girl is crawling. 🙂

Sleep:  This month, we have had both highs and lows in our sleeping situation.  Some nights, she sleeps without a peep and we never even so much as walk into her nursery.  Others, she is up every hour, refusing to go back to sleep without a little comforting, consoling, & feeding.  The girl is anything but predictable and definitely keeps us on our toes. 

Eating:  Waverly Maye likes to eat.  She is still eating three meals a day with two snacks in between, and still has only had breastmilk and no formula (I’m really proud of that one.)  She LOVES puffs and a current favorite, Mum-Mums.  We have also given her Gerber Yogurt and Ella’s Organic Pouches.  And every now and then, I will sneak a bite of my frozen yogurt, jello, and bits of bread or pancakes.  So yes, my mini-me still has a major sweet tooth and will not take another veggie (on its own) besides sweet potatoes.  We are slowly mixing them in though, and are hoping to find another veggie soon that she will take.

Favorite Moments:  Like every other month, moments with her just keep getting better & better.  Our favorite things to do are very similar to what they have been … My Gym classes, pool dates, trips to Target or the mall, and runs in the jogging stroller.  But as she gets older and more alert, those weekly actitivites are more exciting and fun.  She truly wakes up each day with wide eyes, so anxious to start a new day and experience all life has to offer.  This month marked Waverly’s first St. Patrick’s Day, first visit with the Easter bunny, a family hike, and lots of time outside since the weather is finally starting to warm up.

Worst Moments:  This month has been a great one, but a low point was definitely Mommy & Daddy getting the flu.  As a mom, I’ve quickly learned that you can’t afford to get sick.  But luckily, Waverly Maye stayed well through the epidemic and was the ray of sunshine that made us feel better.  This month also brought Mommy’s first trip away from Waverly.  It was so hard to leave my girl, but I did lots of baby girl shopping to ease the pain.

Extra Comments:  It’s official.  I am obsessed with Waverly Maye and with being a mom,  It’s not that I haven’t been since her birth this past July, but with each passing month, my connection with her grows stronger.  Just when I think my heart couldn’t get any bigger, it does.  I don’t remember life before her and feel so fortunate that I never have to again.


  1. March 27, 2013 / 1:07 pm

    Happy 8 Months, Waverly Maye! It is easy to see why your Mama is obsessed with you! You are so pretty! (Way to go, Ashley, for sticking with nursing for 8 months! That is a huge accomplishment! 🙂

  2. March 27, 2013 / 3:23 pm

    Happy 8 months sweet girl. She is adorable

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