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Chase 11 Months Old – Our Little Book-worm

Chase is 11 months old, which is so hard to believe! She’s got four teeth now and a couple more ready to pop through any day now!

Chase’s 11 Month Photos

Springtime School Pictures at Daycare – 10 months old here

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Getting Chase to sit with the chalk board is proving more difficult every month. I plan to stop here at her one year birthday with making them so we are in the home stretch!

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OMG I love that smile! And the laugh she makes just makes my heart jump. 🙂

Baby Milestones

She’s such a happy baby all of the time. It’s been fun to take her out to different restaurants and go for walks. She really enjoys her surroundings and pointing at everything. A bonus has been that she has really good table manners. She feeds herself carefully and only starts to “race car” drive her food around when she’s close to finished. She will sign “all done”, which confirms she’s finished her meal. Chase hasn’t been a fan of her sippy cup until recently. We’ve been offering it with water and she’s shown little interest. Until one day she grabbed it and just started chugging away. Now she’s a sippy cup pro. We haven’t yet started putting her formula in it and will be working on that next. Plus we will start introducing whole milk soon too. Lots of big changes to come there!

She’s walking while holding on to the side of things like a table or chair. She won’t take our hands to walk just yet, but she will stand with no hands and look like she wants to take a step and then plops down on her bottom instead. 🙂

She’s become such a book-worm! Chase will pick up a book and crawl to hand it to us and then curl up in our lap to have it read to her. We’ve been buying books like crazy because she can’t get enough. It’s been so fun that story time is something we do now multiple times a day. 🙂

Chase is also loving dancing to music. It’s the sweetest thing to see her sitting rocking to music or standing up and bebopping up and down.

Every month just gets more and more fun with her!


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Chase 10 Months Old – Springtime Fun

I’m late posting this, but Chase is 10 months old! She is just growing so fast! She’s getting so tall and is fitting into 12 month clothes already.

Baby Milestones

Milestones this month include: crawling up a storm, pulling herself up, standing no hands for a few seconds, pointing, waving hi/bye, and she has two teeth (one on the top and one on the bottom) and more that are about to pop through!

Chase’s 10 Month Photos

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Baby Nutrition

Chase has been a really good eater. Around 9 months after she would finish her baby food we would introduce some easy finger foods. This month she has shown that she would prefer to feed herself so we start off her meals with finger foods and then follow up with baby food as needed to complete her meal. She is getting a lot more variety in finger foods too. Here are some example meals:

  • whole wheat pasta, steamed broccoli, pasterized goat cheese, steamed diced apple
  • scrambled egg, pancake, steamed diced apple
  • diced banana, toast, scrambled egg
  • diced turkey, mixed veggies
  • grilled cheese, diced avocado
  • diced sweet potato, fiesta corn (with green and red pepper)

She’s also enjoyed: soft pretzels, ham, egg noodles, and hawaiian rolls.

Springtime Fun

Springtime fun has included taking rides with her first trike (our Easter present to Chase).

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Chase’s first time on a playground slide.

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Chase’s first Easter, including visiting the Easter bunny, going to church, and lunch with family.

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Chase did not like the Easter bunny, so I provided some interference.

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We can’t wait to see what the next month holds!

 

 


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Chase 9 Months Old – Such a Big Girl!

I know I say this in every monthly milestone post, but I seriously can’t believe our sweet baby girl is 9 months!

Here are some 9 month photos

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We had a professional photo shoot and got some spring and Easter pictures with Chase’s Easter basket.

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Pink Dress – Von Maur, Pink Headband – Etsy Store Pinkpaisleybowtique,Easter Basket and Liner – Pottery Barn, Purple Easter Grass – Target, Easter Bunny and Books – Diapers.com, Plastic Easter Eggs – Meijer

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Coral Dress – Target, Coral Headband – Etsy Store Pinkpaisleybowtique

Baby Milestones

Chase has been crawling backwards and now has started moving forwards! She’s also pulling up to stand. She’s now also eating cut pieces of banana, avocado, and steamed carrots. She’s just started drinking some from a sippy cup too. She doesn’t have teeth yet, but her two bottom front teeth are trying to pop through. Should be any day now! She loves saying mama and dada all the time and babbles often. 🙂

She’s 20lbs 1 ounce (77%), 29 inches long (90%),  18″ head circumference (97%)

We have a lot of events coming up, one we are in the middle of driving to while I write this post. 🙂 More on that coming soon!


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Chase 8 Months Old – Lots of Love

Chase is 8 months old! I can’t believe it!!

8 Month Pictures

I only got two pictures with her chalkboard when she realized it was there and took her hand and swiped it across the writing. 🙂

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Some photos that I have posted on Instagram.

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Big Changes

Since our last update, Chase has graduated to a big girl car seat. Instead of moving the carrier in and out of the seat base, she is in a big comfy seat and we carry her into/out of the car. It’s nice to not have to lug a heavy car seat carrier around anymore. She never made a peep about the change. She seems to still like driving and just quietly plays and sometimes falls asleep depending on how long our trip is.

We got her a Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 5/70 in Licorice (black leather). Since the seat doesn’t unsnap from the base (like a carrier), we got one for each vehicle. We were very happy with our Peg Perego carrier so we just went with the seat, plus it had good reviews. We are very happy with how well they fit in our SUVs and how the seat/leather look.

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Chase is also using rolling around as a mode of transportation. 🙂 She’s also able to move from lying down to sitting up in her crib. She is also very close to crawling and loves to pull herself up to standing.

Baby Nutrition

Chase is now on to Stage 3 foods, including new flavors like organic salmon, chicken, and leeks. Stage 3 foods are heartier combinations and chunkier in consistency. We still feed her Stage foods sometimes just because she enjoys the flavor combinations.

Baby’s First Valentine’s Day

Chase’s first Valentine’s Day was so nice. We got her a card, a couple valentine books and a Pottery Barn chair with her name. She seems to really enjoy her presents. 🙂 We then took in valentines for her class and her teachers.

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She really enjoys reading. Here she is having story time with daddy before bed. So sweet! 🙂

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Lots of love!! Can’t wait to see what next month brings!

 

 

 


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Chase 7 Months Old – Baby Love

Ugh! 7 Months snuck up so fast!! My mind is swirling on all the items that are happening with Chase and to what is ahead of us. Like changing from lying back to get a bath to sitting up, mastering the sippy cup, enjoying teething biscuits, and drooling a ton, and biting everything. Plus soon she will be ready for actual pieces of foods, we need to baby proof, she will be changing classes at daycare, and we need to get new car seats soon!

Here are some sweet 7 month pictures of Chase. 😀

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Baby Sleep

I still can’t believe that after not being a great sleeper for the first 5 months, that Chase now sleeps really well at night. She goes to be around 7pm and we may get up once or twice at night. She rouses around midnight and if she can’t get herself back to sleep I feed her. If she does get back to sleep then she’s up again at 3am for a feeding.

Baby Nutrition

Chase has been eating very well! She has explored a lot of stage 2 foods which include mixes of various fruits and vegetables. Chase has added to her palate the following foods: blueberries, broccoli, quinoa, apricot, white beans, pumpkin, avocado, and chick peas.

Other Stuff

Chase got to attend her first birthday party ever for her friend Kyleigh who was 1 year old. 🙂

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Hanging out with her pug Coco. Coco is not good at holding still to be pet, but Chase keeps trying. 🙂 I don’t think Coco will know what to do when Chase is able to run after her.

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A couple sweet moments with Chase in her nursery.

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Ugh!!! So much baby love that my heart bursts!!!