Reese’s Nine Month Update – The stats for these posts are taken on the day Reese turned 9 months old, but all of the information and content is everything up until the point she turns 9 months old. (1/11/16-2/11/16)
Just a note that Reese has now been outside of the womb for as long as she was in it!
Reese’s Nine Month Stats
Weight: 18 lbs (35th percentile)
Height: 28 1/2 in (82nd percentile)
Head: 17 1/2 in (65th percentile)
Alana’s Nine Month Stats
Weight: 21 lbs 9 oz (89th percentile)
Height: 28 3/4 in (86th percentile)
Mia’s Nine Month Stats
Weight: 15 lbs 4 oz (5th percentile)
Height: 27 in (10-25th percentile)
Ally’s Nine Month Stats
Weight: 16 lbs 6 oz (10th percentile)
Height: 26 1/4 in (10-25th percentile)
Head: 17.4 in (60th percentile)
Emi’s Nine Month Stats
Weight: 15 lbs 10 oz (5th percentile)
Height: 26 in (10th percentile)
Head: 16.8 1/4 in (10th percentile)
Jonas’s Nine Month Stats
Weight: 21.2 lbs (75th percentile)
Height: 28 in (30-40th percentile)
Head: 18.1 in (60th percentile)
Hannah’s Nine Month Stats
Weight: 19.4 lbs (50th percentile)
Height: 28 3/4in (90th percentile)
Head: 17 1/4 in (60th percentile)
Jensen’s Nine Month Stats
Weight: 19.1 lbs (25th percentile)
Height: 28 1/2 in (75th percentile)
Head: 18 1/4 in (70th percentile)
Kathryn’s Nine Month Stats
Weight: 19.1 lbs (50th percentile)
Height: 27 3/4 in (55th percentile)
Head: 17.7 in (75th percentile)
A German game that is played, you are copied the rams and how they hit heads. Sometimes little kids get really excited and slam their head into yours, so, it is nice that Reese is very controlled with this game.
Grant comes up with much cooler games than me.
Reese still loves watching Roomba.
This cracked me up, because Reese was teething she decided she wanted to chew on her paci, well she kept getting it stuck on her thumb. It was so hilarious!
Reese still loves being read to, and she reads certain books every night during her bedtime routine.
This is one of her favorite books right now, and she LOVES panda bears so much. She also likes Zebras,but not as much as panda bears.
Reese is very flexible, this looked like baby yoga to me.
Sometimes during the day if I have a lot of work to do, I will put Reese in the Pack n Play so she can work on independent play time while I finish up work. So, I took this video for Grant to show what she normally does in there.
Reese has started to really like playing her xylophone.
Reese is wearing 12 month clothes and her 12 month sleepers are almost too short. She has slowed down a bit on her height so it is nice that she is staying in clothes a little bit longer.
We have to make sure that these life long skills are learned.
Reese still loves all food, and we haven’t found anything she dislikes. She loves watching me make dinner everynight because she gets to sample a little bit of everything I use. She LOVES bell peppers right now and get very upset if she doesn’t get to eat as many as she wants. She also loves fruit and other veggies as well.
Trying a Lime.
Reese is still nursing really well. I finally switched her to 4 feeds a day so that she isn’t as distracted and nurses better and not snacking. So she nurses at 6:30am when she gets out of bed, at 11am, at 2pm, and at 6pm right before bed. She also gets a sippy cup with pumped milk at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During her sickness and teething she didn’t nurse as much and wasn’t on the schedule above more on demand feeding,but glad she is back to her old self. Soon, I will need to read up on how and when to start weaning since I don’t plan to nurse her much longer than 12 months old. I have a freezer full of milk that we will give her until we run out after she is weaned.
Reese can now wave bye bye which is very cute. We have been working on clapping,but it hasn’t happened yet.
Reese can now say Mama, but I still don’t know if she means it as calling me. She will look at me if we ask “where is mama?” or at Grant when we ask “where is Papa?”
Crawling at the library, Reese loves going, and all of the librarians know her name and greet her every time we come.
Story time with some of the older kids,but Reese loves coming and observing.
Other than during her sickness and teething, Reese has still been sleeping like a champ. She is awake 3 hours now between naps and only takes two naps a day.
Reese is crawling soo fast these days it is insane. It is fun that she can follow me around the house when I have to get stuff done.
So on 2/5/16 Reese got her first tooth on the bottom left, and the second bottom one could poke through any day.
The dedication was wonderful even if we were all a little nervous about having 18 babies behave for most of church service until they called us up. We were all trying not to laugh at this point because during a super long prayer over half of the babies started freaking out. Reese stayed quiet,but was just watching the chaos around her. Reese was presented a beautiful baby Bible with her name inscribed on it as well as a book for us parents that I can’t wait to read. After the service, they hosted a lunch for all of the babies,their families, and loved ones who had come to the dedication. I know we feel so blessed that we attend a church who puts so much love and effort into our children.
Playing games with Gail.
Reese kept sticking out her tongue all funny and looked like a lizard. We think she was feeling her tooth with her tongue since it was just starting to get higher in her mouth.
Right after Gail left, Reese started doing a better job of crawling onto things like this mattress.
One of the days I was sick when Grant wasn’t home, I tried to get Reese to watch TV and stop trying to kill herself so that I could get a little bit of a break. This was her first time watching TV so she ignored it most of the time,but then Pandas came on planet earth! As I said above, she loves pandas.
Reese gets super excited about walking that once she realizes she is doing something we are excited she stops actually trying to walk.
Thanks for reading our latest update on Reese! I’m finally caught up until the middle of next month!