How Old: Nine months! She's been out as long as she was in!
Weight: 21 pounds?? Maybe???
Likes: Standing (with help), bouncing, her mini jam jar, chewing on everything, eating.
Dislikes: Having her bum changed, the slow service mummy and daddy sometimes offer, her formula!
Eating: Emma has done so well with food this time around! I've just written a post about our experience with FPIES and it was actually featured on the FPIES UK website. We have quite a few safe foods and Emma seems to love everything! Her favourites seem to be quinoa, butternut squash, red pepper and lamb!
Sleeping: She's such a rock star. She's consistently going 7:30 - 6:00. Don't talk to me about jet lag. I don't even want to think about it!
Routine: We have dropped a few bottles! Much to our dismay, Emma isn't interested in her milk. She has breakfast when she wakes up follows by a full bottle at 10:00 am. She then has lunch at 12:30, a full bottle at 3:30, dinner at 5:30 and then a night bottle at 7:00. I'm not sure what we should be doing, but she won't have the bottle with her food and we are determined to keep her protein levels up!
Sizes: She's now a size 4 nappy and 9 month onesies. The trouser situation is another story. 12 months? 18 months? She is LONG!
Milestones: High Fives! What a dude. Waving Hi/Bye (when she feels like it). Rotating and making a move to crawl - although No movement yet. Standing with help. She also had her first pair of shoes bought for her!
Mum's favourite moment: Feed time - every day! Emma’s reactions are hilarious - she loves food and often stops and just waves at me or tries to kiss me. I melt…and steer clear of her dinners with lamb.
Dad's favourite moment: B has a few this month: while packing boxes for the move, I asked B to pack everything he didn't want to take on the plane. Emma ended up in a box surrounded by clothes. He also likes the fact that Emma's babbling is more along he lines of dadadada and not mama mama.
In other news, things are slowing progressing with the big move to the USA! Moving when you have a baby (or are pregnant for that matter) really stinks. Moving to a new country when you have a baby is downright rotten.
Let's look at my life:
There is SO much to think about when moving abroad. Last time I did this, I literally packed up a few suitcases and jumped on a plane. We didn't have accommodation and I didn't have more than clothes and a laptop. After eight years I have gained a LOT of stuff including a husband and a baby.
So - where on earth do we begin? We have sold and donated virtually everything we own. The important stuff is all coming with us via barge and it takes roughly three weeks for everything to arrive in Cleveland. We have had to pack our three suitcases because we need to know how much we CAN take on the flight and what has to go in the shipping. I can only imagine what will happen in the last week when we discover we have things we should have shipped. We will cross that bridge when we get to it though!
I think the reality of leaving is starting to set in. We have said our “See you soon”s to family and friends - each time it is getting more and more difficult.
(Our Awesome Leaving cake - compliments of my wonderful Mother in Law!)
More on all of that later! As for now, I’m going to attempt to continue packing!