- Weighs 16 lbs 10 oz (50%)
- Wearing size 3 diapers and 6 month and 6-9 months clothes.
- On December 22 Anna Grace tried vegetables for the first time. We started with squash, then carrots, both of which were hit. We then did peas, which she ate, but didn't love, and then mixed vegetables. We also tried oatmeal, which she doesn't like as much as rice cereal.
- Still getting 5 bottles of 5 oz with one veggie and one tablespoon of cereal each night.
- I experimented and made a bunch of baby food for Anna Grace. I steamed a ton of organic carrots and peas and then pureed them in the blender. I froze everything in ice cube trays and then stuck everything in freezer bags. It was honestly a lot easier than I thought, although it took an afternoon.
- On January 1 Andy taught AG how to wave. She does what we call the royal wave, with just the fingers, starting from the pinky up. It's a little hit or miss to get her to wave back to us, but it's so cute to watch.
- She can, finally, put her pacifier in her mouth by herself. It's really neat to watch her work it around to get it right side up and then she just pops it right in. It seems like such a grown up thing to do.
- She can sit up without assistants for 10 minutes +. Even our pediatrician was super impressed by her stability. (PS I don't think there is anything better than a doctor complimenting your baby.)
- With Anna Grace's bedtime schedule starting at 6:00 pm we couldn't get to our regular 9:00 pm Christmas Eve service. So we went to the Children's Service at 5:00pm. We got her all dressed up and in the nursery not realizing that most people kept their babies with them and the service was only 30 minutes long. Oh well, just meant we got to Nana's house earlier for dinner.
- Andy and I were very adamant Anna Grace wake up in her house on Christmas morning. So we opened family presents and had coffee and just enjoyed out little family of three + Camden. Then we went over to my Mom's for brunch and more presents.
- The day after Christmas we drove up to Maryland to see Andy's family. We left at 4:00 AM, after our Christmas tree fell at 11:00 PM the night before, and after 10 hours of driving, 3 feedings, 3 pumping sessions, and a million diaper changes we finally made it. We stayed for 5 days and saw tons of family and friends. AG loved all the attention, but hated all the time in the carseat. We decided to leave at 8 PM on the last day to test driving through the night. It was definitely easier since AG slept the whole time, but boy was it hard on Andy and I. Thankfully, baby's school was open the next day so we could unpack the car and nap the whole next day.
- On January 8 we first spotted her bottom front teeth. They are coming in super slow but they are there.
- She had a terrible stuffy nose, which caused a cough, and then an ear infection. I'm thinking we should just go ahead and buy amoxicillin in bulk now. Unfortunately she always a fussy eater when she is sick, which is frustrating.
- For the first time the baby brought home a virus, and it was a big one. I woke up early Friday morning with a strong dose of what we think was the rotavirus. If you've never heard of it, thank your lucky stars. It was awful, and my mother and brother got it too. Somehow, thankfully, Andy wasn't affected and was able to stay home with the baby while I took three days to recover, Hands down, one of the hardest things I've gone through.
- I realized there were a couple things that AG has done for ages but haven't mentioned:
* She loves to touch faces, like all the time. Even when her hands are super slobbery. It's like she is memorizing what we all look like.
* She always crosses her feet while she eats. Her doctor says it's to help her balance. I think it's her being a lady. ;)
* As soon as we stopped swaddling AG she started sleeping on her side and stomach. As soon as we put her in the crib so rolls to her side, just like her mama.