Caroline Rose: {Nine Months}

Kind of a little bit crazy NUTS that Caroline is already NINE months old! (I promise that I won't be using annoying CAPS throughout the post.)

Weight/Length: 17 lbs., 14 oz. and 26.5 inches tall 

Hair: Hair is a blondish-brown. And thick!

Diapers: Size 3 Pampers Swaddlers. After the fourth night in a row of Honest Co. diapers leaking horribly, we threw in the towel. They're adorable little dipes, but don't contain the pee pee like our good 'ol Pampers. Sorry, Honest Co! 

Clothing: 9 month clothing across the board, although her 6 month tops still work pretty well, too.

Favorite Things: Her little pink V-tech baby "laptop"; Prima, her Zubels ballerina doll; her Pickles Farmfresh striped blanket, mommy's jewelry ; )

Likes: Right now, our petite princess loves: bath time, being on the lake, being in the yard with the pups, going for walks, sitting in mommy and daddy's bed and watching TV, trips to Target - ha!, eating, live music (especially if it involves drums!)

Dislikes: Being hot (she loathes the heat just like her momma), getting her diaper changed -- girlfriend doesn't have time for that anymore -- and wearing shoes, (she is from the South, after all.)

Favorite Foods: Sweet potatoes, squash, avocados and oatmeal with fresh applesauce. She also loves to snack on pureed pears, watermelon and mango. Her favorite "fun" food is pickles, which we let her enjoy occasionally ; ) We are still preparing all of her food ourselves rather than purchasing, and I love that I know exactly what's going into her little body.

Milestones: She can now go from lying flat to sitting upright, all on her own. She is pulling up and also bear crawling, which is hilarious to watch. She also planks. Yes, my kid can plank. I'll try to snap a pic the next time she does it!

Still says 'mama', 'dada', 'baba' (for bottle), and 'nana' (for my mom, who is her grandmother)

Mama Thoughts: 
Eight months was so much fun, but also really challenging for this expectant (again) momma. Now that she's much more mobile, I find myself drained by the end of the day. Gosh, though, it is SO much fun! (There I go using the annoying CAPS again. Sorry.)

She's a little sponge, constantly soaking in her surroundings and mimicking every sound we make. Caroline is in a stage right now where she wants to engage with everyone around her and likes to strike up conversations with complete strangers, which is hilarious to see.

She is still a devout mama's girl, which, I won't lie, I love. Daddy is fun for goofing around and playing, but when she needs comfort or cuddling, she's all about her mama.

It's true what they say; the bond between and mother and her child is unlike any other. I love her so fiercely and wholly that it nearly hurts. I know I'm partial, but I really do think she's the most beautiful and perfect little human I've ever met.

Taken July 5, 2014, the day after we announced her little baby sister!

And, as excited as I am to have another little girl in December, I'm a little sad that Caroline won't be the only baby anymore. (I hear this is a very common feeling for mamas when they are expecting their second baby.) The most exciting thing to me however, is that she and Ainsley will be so very close in age and, therefore, always have a really special bond. Almost like twins, from what I've been told from other moms with kiddos close in age.

And that, my friends, makes me endlessly happy.

I have loved having a daughter so, so much and I can't wait to see what Month Ten has in store for us!


  1. Honest diapers didn't work for us either! Pampers it is! She's a doll. Keep up the good work mama!

  2. So cute! Loving her chunky little thighs! Still so excited for you:) I'm sure the newest addition will be just as gorgeous as her big sister!:)

  3. love Pampers and I went through that worry too when pregnant with my second...could I ever love another child as much as the first and they answer is YES and it seems impossible but you love both MORE! :)

  4. I don't have any babies {yet} but my sister & I are 20 months apart. After living away from each other for about two-ish years we reunited and are roommates again in nashville! Its way more fun now that we are adults than when we had to play by Mom & Dad's rules. She truly is my best friend and we have the greatest relationship. I hope I can have girls as close as we are someday!

  5. she gets cuter and cuter every day!

  6. She is such a beautiful baby! I loved being close in age to my sister; we fought like cats and dogs as teenagers, but she's my best friend now. Such a special bond!

  7. Love her so much! She is just too precious in every picture. However, the green and white swimmy one may be my all time fave!


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