Marin // 9-10 months

Thursday, April 19, 2018

It's time for another update on my little munchkin! I can't believe this is the last update before Marin is a year old (since the next one will be 11-12 months). I've been working on party plans over the last couple weeks and it's blowing my mind how fast it is coming up. 

This has been such a fun couple of months - she is at the age where her personality is really starting to come out. She is determined and stubborn (like Mommy & Daddy), but also SO sweet and cuddly too. I also love watching her learn and be curious about so much...she is interested in so much, and loves trying new things and working to figure things out! 

Size //
Not sure of current numbers, but at her 9 month check up she was 22.5 lbs and just under 30 inches. Hitting in the 94th percentile for weight and head size, and 87th percentile for height. She loves to eat, but I'm not worried about it because the girl doesn't sit still for 2 seconds, so she's moving constantly! 

Nicknames //
Moo and Bird are the ones that have stuck

Clothing //
Mostly wearing 9-12 month and some 12-18 month clothing, depending on the brand. We still have our favorite brands, but I'm looking forward to the warmer weather starting to show up because we have some really cute things to wear from Zara and Etsy! 

Sleep //
This is the one department we are still struggling in. It's not terrible...she goes down in her crib between 8:00 - 8:30 pm every night, but she is still waking up once or twice...and wants to eat at least once. I know she doesn't technically need to, but as a working mom that needs to get up at 6:00 am and get ready for work...we've gotten into the routine of just doing what she wants to get her back to sleep instead of fighting it. I know she will sleep through the night eventually, but it would be nice if that came sooner rather than later ;) She will be moving into her own room here shortly, so maybe that will help? 

Eating //
Still having a couple of bottles a day...but mainly eating food now at meal time with us. She loves almost everything we have given her - with the exception of broccoli (can you blame her?)

She only has two bottom teeth (working on the top two right now), so we've had to be thoughtful about the non-pureed foods we give her. So besides baby food, she eats things like black beans, banana, green beans, scrambled egg, avocado...basically anything that is easily mushed with her gums.

Appearance //
Still fair skinned - but I've noticed recently that it is definitely darker than my skin, so she's probably a good blend of me and Aaron in that department. Her hair is growing, slowly but surely. There's still not much there...but it still looks red in the light, so here's hoping! 

Firsts //
Waving bye bye
Shaking her head yes and no
Words - Dexter (Deh-durr), Uh-oh, Hi, Yes, Dog
Walking backwards and sitting in your lap
First Easter Sunday 
Throwing a fit when she's mad about something (hilarious)
First time playing in the grass and going on a swing - since last year she was a newborn and couldn't be out in the sun, and then it got too cold! 

Learning //
Really working on talking now - she is trying to say so many things! We also have little babble conversations back and forth, and I catch her "talking" to herself sometimes while she is playing. So cute!! 

Her gross motor skills are so advanced that I'm not surprised by anything mobile that she does anymore...walking, running,'s all happening all the time. 

Likes //
Playing with Daddy
Running all over the place
Hugging and petting Dexter (our dog)
Reading books
Binky (only the Dr. Brown's ones)
Olivia (her friend at daycare)

Dislikes //
Diaper changes (SO challenging now!)
Getting her nose or face wiped
Being left along in her play pen (hello temper tantrums)
The car seat 


  1. She's such a sweetie! I don't know if you have H&M but their baby / toddler section is amazing!! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

  2. She is so cute!! Zara baby clothes for little girls are trouble for my wallet. I want it all!!

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