Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Adeline 10 Months

As the third child in my family, I often wondered why there were less pictures of me as a baby than my older siblings and why my baby book was only half-way filled out. I wonder no more. I feel so bad that I haven't kept up on monthly updates with Adeline like I did for the girls. But Adeline, if you're reading this someday, it doesn't mean I love you any less! Life as a mom of three is so busy and while I often think of sitting down to write a blog post, I rarely find the time to do so. Anyway, we love our sweet girl and it's about time I wrote an update on her!

Adeline is our string bean. She is around the 75th percentile for height while only the 9th percentile for weight. At her last checkup in December, I believe she was 28.5 inches and 15 lbs 14.5 oz. You would think I'm not feeding her but this girl out eats her sisters most days and some days even her mother! She's never been a fan of baby food and so she eats what we eat. She has 8 teeth and has no problem eating just about everything, the only problem is once she tastes something she really likes, she spits out all other food and will only eat her favorite. For instance, she loves oranges and I've learned I have to hide them from her until she's finished the rest of her meal. If she even sees an orange, she starts yelling and flapping her arms and throwing food off her tray until she gets one. She's still breastfeeding as well and I plan to continue on for at least a few more months. I weaned the girls at 16 months which worked out well, so I'll probably do about the same for her.

This girl is a mover! She had no interest in crawling and didn't even attempt to move other than rolling around until the last 6 weeks or so. And now she's discovered the joy of getting wherever she wants and is unstoppable! She army crawls everywhere, and if I can't find her, chances are she's going to be in the kitchen moving Ollie's dog food from the dish into the water. Everytime!
Come back Mom!

Up until this point, Adeline has been somewhat of a "high needs" baby. She constantly wanted to be held and carried around, she liked comfort nursing, she always wanted to be in the room with mom, she didn't sleep through the night, she wouldn't take a bottle or binkie, and was just happiest snuggled up with Mom. Come to think of it, most of those things are still true, but it seems like she's rounded a bend since becoming mobile and is becoming much more independent. While some would say she's been a "difficult" baby, I would disagree. She's always been a happy baby, so long as her (sometimes demanding) needs were met. She is just the sweetest little girl and we adore her! It's going to be a sad day when she doesn't want to snuggle me anymore. The only thing I won't miss about the snuggles are the bites! I don't know why, but she's always been a biter, but only to me. When I'm holding her, she'll just randomly bite my neck or shoulder. Hopefully, she grows out of that. She does give kisses now though! Big, open mouth, slobbery kisses! She also likes to pat me on the back (just like I do to her) when I hold her. It's so sweet.

Man, I love these girls!
It's hard to believe our little Adeline's birthday is just around the corner. Please slow down!
Snuggles with Daddy's head

She makes this face and clenches her fists all the time. It's hilarious!