Friday, February 20, 2009

Baby J Is 10 Months Old

I know I didn't write a post for Julia's 9-month birthday, but there haven't been too many changes in the past month.

Things that are the same - Julia is still completely immobile. She has yet to roll over (either way), but she doesn't hate tummy time as much as she used to. She loves to sit and play with toys scattered on the floor around her. Julia eats three meals a day of solid food (cereal and fruit/vegetable), plus she nurses or takes a bottle four times a day. She takes two naps a day totaling about three hours each day, and she continues to sleep through the night (about 11 or 12 hours each night). One other thing that has stayed the same is that Julia is a predictable and content baby. If you meet her needs by following her schedule, life is grand!

Things that are different - Julia got her first tooth (bottom right) on February 3rd. The other middle bottom tooth broke through two days later. She was a bit fussy a few days before the teeth cut through, but not too bad. Julia can make more sound combinations such as mama and baba. And, just recently, Julia has begun to mimic her first baby sign: "all done." Since Julia is a bottomless pit when it comes to eating, we have been doing this baby sign for a couple of months to let her know that her cereal truly is gone.