|This is an example of a sister-induced laugh, mid melt-down. Grimace or Smile....she's still cute!|
Saturday, July 19, 2014
So I totally missed updating with Caroline's 6-month stats....and I just skipped her 9-month appointment (no need to drag 3 kids to the doctor's office for 1.5 hours for them to tell me my baby is little, with a large noggin, and to make sure I baby-proof my house)...BUT, I do have some stinkin' cute pictures of her from the last few months, so that's something.
She definitely does NOT get that independent streak from her mother...........
At 9 months (and now almost 10 months), Caroline is crawling, standing, and even taking a few steps from Dad to Mom.
Caroline was totally weaned by about 9 months. A combination of no milk, and a potential vacation opportunity sans kids was enough for me to call it quits on nursing. She wasn't a huge fan of bottles, but sippy cups were pretty fun, so that's how we did it. I do miss the intimacy that comes with nursing but I must say, it's nice to have a little more freedom. Mostly though, I'm glad to not be constantly worrying about if she is getting enough, I'm glad that she's finally sleeping through the night (I guess a full belly is really helpful for that...), and I'm glad I don't have to be trying to convince a baby to nurse while she's mostly interested in watching her sisters. And those teeth are REALLY sharp. Really.
ps. Photo credits for the 6-month pics go to my amazing sister-in-law, Megan. And the 9-month pictures were done by my amazing friend, Natalie Rumsey.