Activities for your nine month old Baby || Olivia 9 month Update

NINE MONTHS OLD???

Are you kidding me? How!!?! Ughh these past nine months have been the absolute best! Olivia is seriously such a joy and brings so much fun and love into our home. I am going to list a few things she is currently doing and then list some ideas you can do with your babies!

(Look at that smile!! ugggghhhh I just love her. This is a total big girl smile! My little girl is all grown up)

  • Olivia said her first word MAMA! Insert major heart eyes, this is the best reward ever! Although she doesn’t know what mama means and calls everything mama. Haha According to “professionals” now is the time babies should start associating mama & dada with actual individuals so we are working on that.
  • Olivia LOVES solid foods!! Her favorite right now is EGGS, no questions asked. She just barely started taking a bottle. FINALLY! So I am going to start introducing her to formula. Any tips? cause she hates it haha.
  • Olivia can’t crawl yet but she wants to!! She rocks back n forth & tries. While she is on her tummy/all fours we push behind her feet and she pulls forward with her arms.
  • She still loves being outside. The other day we went and sat by the train tracks and she just loved watching the trains honk and drive by haha she would throw her arms up and ooo and ahhhh it was sooo cute. The train conductors would wave and honk it was the cutest!

BABY ACTIVITIES

  • CRAWLING: To help her crawl we do a few things. We’ll sit her on her bum and put toys or cereal a little out of reach. She will lean far forward and walk her hands up to it and grab it. If it is far enough away she will rock back n forth until she falls forward, then she shoots her legs back (superman) and then will grab it haha it’s pretty funny to watch. We do a similar thing to her when she is on her tummy. We put the items a lot further away though. We put our hands behind her feet and let her push off of them until she reaches the toy. The last thing we do and started doing at about 6 months, is lay her tummy down on a blanket. Then drag the blanket around, lifting her chest off of the ground. I feel like this helped her gain that upper body strength and she liked being able to move around.
  • WATER TIME: Liv loves to splash, like most babies I’m sure. I fill a little cookie sheet with water and put measuring cups in it. She sits and splashes all day haha. It gets messy so be sure to lay down towels. But it is so worth it!
  • PAINTING: You can get paints and canvas for pretty cheap. So I got a canvas, squirted lots of different colors of paints on it, wrapped it in plastic wrap and let Olivia mush and play with all the different colors, without all the mess! She used her hands and toes to touch and squish all the colors. It was fun!
  • PUSH N PULL: I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it was genius. Liv loves it. You get any empty container, wipe dispenser is best but you can use a tissue box or formula can just slit a hole in the lid. You fill the container with fabric or ribbons and the baby can pull all the stuff out and push it all back in.
  • COLORS: I am trying to teach Olivia colors so I got a few different colored bowls with coordinating colored toys and am trying to teach her to put the right colored toys with the matching colored bowls. Regardless she loves grabbing the toys out of the bowl and putting it back in.
  • SQUISHY SAND: A good sensory idea is to break graham crackers up until they are really fine, like sand. Put it in a container and let your baby grab and squish it in their hands. The best part is if they eat it, it’s totally fine!!

I hope this helped!

What are some things you do with your baby and how did you get your baby to drink formula? HELP!!! Haha

XOXO JNESS

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Dockatot bed transition review

Good Morning Everyone!

This past week has been so weird. It snowed like crazy so we randomly have like two feet of snow outside ha I am excited for a fresh new week. Mondays are a little hard in the morning but overall I look forward to them. It is the beginning of a new week. A fresh start at all things you didn’t accomplish the last week. Every Sunday Jordan and I sit down and write out our goals for the week. I like having something to look forward to and something to work on. This week I want to work on being more present. Lately, I have been stressing about the future, no real reason why,I think maybe its because I’ve stopped seeing some progress on some things I have been working on. So it’s caused me to focus too much on the end outcome, which who really has control over any outcome? With pretty much anything in life the only real control you have is what you are currently working on in that exact moment. That’s why I believe it to be important to stay present, acknowledge areas where you can do more and make a plan to fix them but also remember to pat yourself on the back for ALL your small victories. These were just some thoughts I had this morning and wanted to share. I feel like I have sooo many Christmas photo shoots that I have yet to share with all of you. Hope you don’t mind continuing on with the holiday spirit.

My sweet little Liv received a DOCKATOT from the company. I was really excited to try this sleeper out, I’ve heard so many amazing things about it. It is perfect to use as a transition piece for sleeping and for co-sleeping. I love sleeping with my little, especially when she was a teeny tiny newborn but I never slept because I was afraid of squishing her. Now, I can just put her in the DockATot in bed with us and not worry about squishing her.

When we went to California over the holidays this is what I brought for her to sleep in. It was so perfect, I didn’t have to worry about a crib. I could just show up to the house we rented and throw the DockATot on one of the spare beds (or even the floor next our bed) and could be at peace about her sleeping arrangement. We had Olivia’s cousin over to play and it was so cute seeing them both sit in the DockATot just playing around. Olivia has so many cousins around her age. Two of my sisters and my brother had babies all in the same year Olivia was born. So many babies!! Do you guys have any must have baby items?

XOXO JNESS

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