Friday, December 13, 2013

Mira's Favorite Things & Introducing Finger Foods

Mira's Favorite things lately:
Emptying out the tupperware cupboard 563 times a day after I restock it 562 times
Measuring spoons
Dinnerware spoons
Her soft giraffe rattle
Attempting to walk holding my one finger (getting confident!)
Talking to her toys and the animals on her footsie pajamas (lol)
Taking baths and standing/walking around the entire time

She still says dada and the occasional mama but they are not intentional yet. Her other go-to words are wiggle, tickle, nickel, and other variations. Again, not intentional.  It's going to be so exciting when she says her real first word! 

Chunks & Lumps

At her 9 month appointment a couple days ago, her pediatrician said we can start finger foods since she's been using the pincer grasp anyway. What doc doesn't know is that Mira hates textures. I can't even mash up a banana or avocado and have her eat that because she gags at the tiniest lumps. When I give her puffs, she ends up throwing most on the floor. So I don't expect her to be liking finger foods anytime soon.

So we bought some happy yogis, which are dried yogurt pieces, and some baby yogurt. I tried blueberry yogurt yesterday, she didn't like it, but it's probably because it's too bitter and sour for her. Then we tried cottage cheese. That was a fail. She gagged and gagged. Those little lumps are the bane of her existence. So I then called it quits and gave her the normal stuff: green beans + pears + oatmeal cereal.

Other puree favorites (basically all mixed with oatmeal cereal):
Sweet potatoes + peaches
Applesauce + bananas + mangos
Carrots + pears + raspberries
Applesauce + blueberries
Squash + applesauce
Peas + broccoli + pears

Then yesterday morning I made pancakes. I made a smaller one and made it soggy with water and ripped off little pieces for Mira. This was a little more successful. Not completely there yet but we are making progress.

I've also tried pear chunks and banana chunks, but once again, fail. She has a hard time picking them up to begin with. The foods that I feel most comfortable with her eating are the ones that slip right through her fingers, go figure. We tried tomato soup last night and she wasn't loving it, but wasn't gagging or spitting it out, just kind of uninterested. Oh well, I'll keep trying. The next finger foods I plan on trying is chunks of cooked green beans and steamed carrots.

Mira really just wants to feed herself, we're in a tough position. The pancakes were probably the best middle ground. She doesn't know how to spoon things to herself yet, but hates to eat "chunks" or the texture of "lumps".

Monday, December 9, 2013

8 and 9 month favorites

Happy puffs (Target). At this point they are just keeping Mira occupied while she waits for me to warm up her food. 
Baby Moccasins. These ones above are the exact ones I have for Mira. Honestly my single favorite thing we have for her. Unfortunately this particular brand is no longer making moccs, but you can email me for similar boutiques. They have elastic around the opening so they're easy to get on and off and stay on. The perfect light weight shoe to stay on Mira's feet while she crawls and explores walking.
B. Fun Keys. These are the closest replica to real keys that I've seen. The keys are made of stainless steel and has sound effects. Since Mira loves our keys this is the next best thing.
Boogie wipes (Target). Mira's had two colds and an ear infection now. Granted, she hates getting her nose wiped, but since they're saline wipes it helps with stuffiness.
Food feeders (Target). Meant for fruits and veggies and I suppose ice. I usually just put a couple apple chunks in one since it's the least messy. Mira loves it.
Teepee play tent. Mira loved being underneath things, so we would sometimes make forts with blankets, but this teepee trumps any fort we've ever made. 
Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier. This is the carrier that chiropractors recommend and after wearing it I can see why. The word "ergo" in the title says it all. Mira's 16 and a half pounds now and it doesn't strain my back whatsoever to wear her with the ergo. 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

9 months

Mira's 9 months today! 3/4 of a year, soooo weird.

Thanksgiving: went really well. We had it at our place again this year and my mom did all the cooking (I helped...). The food was all amazingggg! And I am reminded of how amazing it is with all the leftovers that we get. We had turkey, stuffing, sweet potato souffle, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, buns with cinnamon butter, and sides like lefsa, cranberries, pickles, etc. For dessert we had a rhubarb crisp, my sister made apple crisp, and I made a pumpkin cheesecake. Yum! Many thanks to my mom for slaving away in the kitchen the entire weekend. We had bellies full of yummy food the whole weekend.

Height/Weight: TBD
Feeding: Breastfed numerous times a day, I absolutely lost count. Since she's teething it seems she is non stop nursing and half the time it's just for comfort. Also increasing her solids intake. She's probably getting closer to 8 oz a day, maybe a little less. I've also changed up what I'm feeding her; I've completely taken away rice cereal, and she seems to not like vegetables and pureed meats much at all anymore. So now I am mixing fruit and vegetables for dinner time and only giving her meat every other day. 
Sleeping: She's better at falling asleep, but now that she has this awful cold she not only has a congested nose, but a mucous-y cough. I've got her humidifier, tower heater, and fan all running, so her room is the perfect environment (I like to compare it to a tropical beach at night), but still gets up about 3 times in the night. 
Clothes Size: Growing out of a lot of 6 months stuff, especially pajamas. Wearing mostly 6-9 months, 9 months, and 6-12 months. 
Development: Mira is now able to stand unassisted, but it's usually only a few seconds because she gets nervous! She won't fall over, she'll just squat down and move to the floor. She really really wants to walk and I think it's actually going to happen this month! She's also good at: beating people up, destroying things, climbing into anything possible, stuff like that.

We've now packed away Mira's snugamonkey, her activity mat, and her bathtub. Adam and I thought it was kind of sad that she doesn't use those things anymore. She's taking big girl baths now, which is a fun new thing for all of us. We quickly learned that we needed to have a grippy bath mat and a spout cover. And now that she's getting stronger/taller/reaching further, we are probably going to have to do a second round of baby proofing all over the house. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Lauren's Christmas List

Lauren's Christmas List

My Christmas Wish List. You can click on the set for information on where things are found. From the top left; Minnetonka moccasin ankle boots, Starbucks Espresso brewer, a crochet coffee mug koozie, Philosophy "hope in a jar" face moisturizer, Kitchenaid mixer, Hunter Rain Boots, printed leggings (found at a lot of places, even Target), BareMinerals "lash domination" Mascara, and a Weekender/Overnight Bag with gold glitter

I realize this christmas list is kind of lame (basically because of the beauty products), but I literally don't buy anything for myself anymore so even getting a new tube of mascara would be a privilege. Also, non tangible gift ideas are a spa treatment or a gift card to barnes and noble for my nook. 

Mira's Christmas List

Mira's Christmas List

Mira's Christmas List. You can click on the set for information on where things are found. 
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