Dear Nolan,

Here we’re, one other three months since my final letter. Not an entire lot modified in your seventh month. You continued to do nicely with the method supplementing and we continued to attempt to get you to eat solids. The solely factor I actually discovered that you simply favored this month was a Zucchini Peach Smoothie. You continued to sleep in our mattress, take naps each time and wherever I may match them in and be a typically joyful child. 

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At the start of August, you turned Eight months and acquired your first two enamel (on the underside) pretty shut collectively. You continued to crawl recurrently, particularly in the direction of the canine’s water bowl. Aside from consuming pet food, which you’re keen on, you additionally began consuming strawberries and puffs. But that’s about it. You principally ate method and nursed recurrently, together with a number of instances per night time. 

You additionally favored standing at your music desk or holding onto folks’s palms. You love your brother and sister and have undoubtedly began interfering with a few of their actions with their crawling.

At the start of September, you had your 9-month appointment. This was the month the place quite a lot of issues modified for you. At your appointment, you weighed 20 kilos, placing you within the 53rd percentile for weight, up from the third percentile at your 6-month appt. As with the earlier months since we began including method, you ate four or 5 (3oz) bottles per day and the remainder from nursing. You had been nonetheless not enthusiastic about solids and I even talked to a feeding therapist briefly to find out if I wanted to take any motion earlier than you turned one. She jogged my memory that you simply actually weren’t all that irregular, I used to be most likely simply evaluating you to your brother and sister who had been tremendous into stable meals. She inspired me to make it a aim to place you in your excessive chair with meals 3x a day, fluctuate the temps and textures, encourage you to get messy and likewise get a nuby brush to assist stimulate your gums.

Pretty a lot the following week, you began to show the nook with meals just a little bit. You began really consuming some solids, together with Bamba peanut puffs, vanilla yogurt, Go Go Squeeze fruit and veggie pouches and a few Serenity Kids veggie pouches (i at all times put them in a bowl so you may follow together with your spoon. Plus you’d sometimes eat some child cereal with fruit, pancake, and avocado. Right close to the top of the month you lastly ate what I might think about a full meal a couple of times. Feeding you has been quite a lot of work and we’re actually nonetheless not over the hump, however we’re making progress and also you’re actually extra enthusiastic about stable meals now than you had been a couple of months in the past so we’re simply going to maintain trucking alongside! In the previous week, you’ve undoubtedly hit a development spurt and I’ve began providing you with a bit extra method and nursing you extra.

You proceed to be a reasonably joyful child, so long as mama is round. You love standing and pull your self up on something you may. You’ve additionally began taking some steps to maneuver sideways alongside couches and even a couple of steps together with your little walker toy. You can even climb the steps, though mommy tries to maintain you off of them for probably the most half so we don’t must take care of that but. I believe you’ll be strolling very quickly! You even have your prime two entrance enamel SO CLOSE to coming in…however they’ve been SO CLOSE for over a month now and we’re nonetheless ready.

You’re nonetheless carrying dimension three diapers and principally 9 month garments. Some 12 month and some 6-12 month pants match. 

Your different large change this month was your sleeping association. You’ve been sleeping in our mattress because you had been born and this month I moved you to the pack and play in our room. You had been undoubtedly prepared and though you continue to don’t sleep by way of the night time, you began placing your self to sleep within the pack and play, waking up a number of instances to nurse however then going proper again to sleep within the pack and play. 

And then yesterday, we moved you into your individual room! We took your sister out of the crib and gave her a giant lady mattress and moved the crib into what was as soon as the visitor room and is now your room! I already miss you, however I believe it’ll be good so that you can have your individual house. You did nice your first night time within the crib. Cried for an hour, fell asleep sitting up for just a little bit after which slept nicely, waking up twice to nurse after which going again down simply earlier than getting up for the day at 5:45. Then you took two naps within the crib- it’s good to have a darkish spot (due to the blackout curtains daddy hung) with a loud sound machine to place you for naps. 

My hope is that shifting you away from me, now that we had been each prepared, will aid you begin to sleep longer stretches and as such, naturally begin the night time weaning course of. We’ll see the way it goes over the following month or so!

Hard to consider you’ll be 10 months on Saturday. 

Mama loves you, candy boy!

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