It is happening all too fast, and I cannot believe Mila is 10 MONTHS OLD. It has been a month full of change for Mila and at a very rapid pace. Speaking of rapid pace, she is on the move! It happened just after 9 Months, but she went from scooching, to an army crawl, to full fledged crawling. She’s everywhere all at once! I was warned about this stage and how big of a change it would be, but I have enjoyed watching her little mind wander from one end of the apartment to the other.
Aside from crawling, which was her biggest milestone this month, she now has two teeth in on the bottom. It has been lots of teething and drooling, but Mila has been so strong through all the fevers and the discomfort.
One of the biggest challenges was very obviously teething, but for me, sleep training was the hardest part. Eventually, there is a time when you go from tending your baby’s every need to allowing them to lean on themselves a bit. Connor and I got into a difficult position where she was reliant on us to help her back to sleep which was becoming as frequent as every hour.
Connor and I attempted several different “no tears” methods, but none seemed to be helping. It was hard for us and I never intended to have to follow through on it, but we ended up trying a little more “aggressive” form of sleep training that involved a few more tears than I would have liked. LUCKILY, it was only a handful of days and now she is back to sleeping through the night nearly 10-12 hours.
My biggest suggestion through this all is NEVER underestimating the power of a schedule and practicing them in the early months. I also know that what has worked for my friends, did not necessarily work for us because every situation is different.
Side note, these photos are becoming increasingly difficult.
Another SUPER LATE post, but Connor and I have been in the process of moving so it definitely took the back burner.
Recently Mila turned 9 MONTHS and I just cannot believe it. She is already 30 INCHES which puts her in the 99th percentile for height. She weighs 16 pounds which put her in the 25th percentile for weight. I am so happy to see she is finally gaining weight because most of her life she has been in the 13th percentile or lower. She’s going to be tall and skinny, so no surprises there!
She is becoming more and more mobile each and every day and definitely has a good army crawl down. I swear you put her down and in two seconds she is in a different part of the room. It’s typically whatever part the dogs are in because she just absolutely loves her dogs.
I am so excited to continue to see her develop up to her FIRST BIRTHDAY because they seem to develop mobility very quickly in these last couple months.
It has been far TOO LONG, but I felt that it was definitely necessary to post about Mila’s FIRST PLAYDATE with Elsa. Look at these two, they are TOO CUTE.
I haven’t had a lot of opportunities to socialize Mila with other little ones, so I was very excited to have her first playdate. Elsa is just about three months older than Mila, so she was much more mobile, but I can tell you that it only has encouraged Mila to get moving.
It’s definitely getting more difficult to get Mila to sit still for a picture, so imagine trying to get two little wigglers to sit still for a picture, especially when both did not sleep for their normal nap lengths.
Since I first had Mila, I have consistently heard that she is my little, “mini me”. Coincidentally, I have always wanted a “mini me”. I saw a few pictures on Pinterest of the matching outfits so I knew I of course had to do this with Mila. I mean, it’s not going to be forever that I can dress her up like mommy and only get smiles because of it.
I found these matching hats for us to wear this winter together that were both adorable and very cozy warm.
She’s already “tolerating” my need to photograph everything.
So thankful that she got my big brown eyes and long eyelashes.
Luckily the “baby” size hat turned out to be a little big so I may even get one more winter out of it for us to continue matching.
I have more cute pictures of Mila in this adorable hat to come!
It comes quicker and quicker each and every month. Mila has turned 8 MONTHS this past weekend! I cannot believe how quickly she is developing each and every day. She is becoming more and more coordinated with her hands and likes to exchange toys back and forth to each hand. She is finally showing a huge interest in her toys, or just objects that become toys, like mama’s phone or daddy’s PS4 controller.
She is not quite crawling yet, but she is definitely getting ready to by getting into the stance and then lunges forward. I cannot imagine what it is going to be like once she does start crawling, but I’m excited to continue to see her attempts and cannot wait for her victory!
Hope everyone is having an amazing week!
I have to be honest, it has been a rough couple of days and nights. I have had no idea why my anxiety was up and roaring, but I can’t imagine I was the most pleasant human to be around. SORRY CONNOR. Mila has been battling a cold with a pretty nasty fever. I became extremely aware when she started feeling better today that it was the sole reason for my restlessness.
She was such a trooper getting over her cold, but she did have some rough nights of sleep. While I have been capable of getting through these nights before, it really tested my patience more than normal. It was hard for me when she woke EVERY HOUR not to feel as if all our progress was crashing. I can be quite the drama queen when I do not have the amount of sleep I need. I am finally in a better place where I can say with confidence, it is only temporary, I will sleep longer soon.
Here’s to hoping that Mila will continue to be the happy and healthy baby she is so that mama can do the same.