Chloe: 9 Months Old

Happy 9 months to Chloe! Here is an update on her latest growth and devolopment.

Size

  • 18.8 lbs
  • 27.5 inches
  • 12+ month clothes
  • Size 3 diapers

Temperament

Chloe is still generally a happy baby. She is very curious and love exploring new corners of our house. She’s the smiliest and squishiest thing! She finds comfort in familiar people- but prefers mom over everyone else.

Latest skills

  • Fully crawling- with tummy off the ground
  • Walking along the furniture
  • Walking assisted with wheeled walkers
  • Increased fine motor skills to pick up small food items
  • Gives “fives” by clapping our hand
  • Playing gentle “tug of war” with Koda
  • Says “mama”, “dada”, and “numm”
  • Makes a vibration noise with her lips
  • Everything goes in her mouth
  • Transferring toys from hand to hand
  • Learning that books turn pages and some have textures
  • Gently pets puppy with open hand (sometimes)
  • Can roll from laying to sitting
  • Knows her name
  • Highly attentive to music and singing- she stands up to play the piano

Eating

  • I breastfeed her about 5 times a day still, but they are shorter sessions.
  • She is getting at least 2 “food” meals a day which usually means one purée meal and one simple/soft food meal. (Breakfast and dinner usually)
  • She also usually gets like 2 snacks a day one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Snacks include things like cereal or crackers.
  • She enjoys feeding herself. She’s started drinking from her own water cup and I can tell she feels like a big girl by doing so.
  • Her favorite foods lately include macaroni noodles, cucumbers, graham crackers, and any purées with chicken in it.
  • Koda loves to clean up under her chair haha.

Sleeping

  • Chloe has been sleeping great at night. She pretty much sleeps from 7pm to 7 am now.
  • Naps are hit or miss. These days I really can’t count on more than 2 naps that are only like 20 minutes long.
  • Car rides are getting tougher now that she’s so alert and sleeps less during the day.

Milestones

  • Played out in the snow for the first time

Current favorites

  • Standing up and playing piano
  • Walking with walker
  • Watching a Disney princess show with mom
  • Playing with or chasing the puppy
  • Mac & cheese

Thanks for following along with Chloe’s development. We are looking forward to Chloe turning 1 in just a few months!

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