Almost 9 months old! Wow.

“Hello There!”

We have had a major break through this week.  Maisy slept through the night for the very first time.  She didn’t do it the next night or the next, but we are working on it!  We are doing what is called “sleep training”.  We are no longer reinforcing night time waking with picking her up or with milk and the theory is that she will realize there is no need to get mom and dad up in the middle of the night because they can’t do anything for me anyway- and then she will just fall back to sleep and sleep like a little baby.  Right?

Nap times have gotten a little bit more difficult now that Maisy can stand.  She thinks it’s much more fun to have a standing party than to nap.  She has also discovered the blinds that we had custom made for her room.  She thinks they are perfect for sharpening her two tiny teeth on!

We had a very lovely first family Valentine’s Day together.  Maisy made Todd a card.  It was her first art piece.

Baby Painter

Maisy and Todd started the day with a nice book on the couch.

Reading time!

As Todd got laid off at the beginning of January, he is now working a temporary job in the city through the end of February.  We hope that a full time position will come along soon!  Maisy and I ventured into the city today to meet him for lunch.  Meeting for lunch was such a treat.  Todd doesn’t always get home before Maisy is in bed for the night, so it was good to give them a bit more time together.  It helped that it was a beautiful day in the city and a fun day for a walk.

Later in the day Maisy and I met with Angie and Rowan at Lake Merritt for some play time in the park.  It was the first time Maisy had been involved with duck and geese feeding.  She thought it was okay, but then that one goose got a little too close and she started to get nervous.

hmm birds eating bread… interesting.

Tell that silly goose to back the duck up!

Maisy is a swing fiend- which is so adorable.

This is Maisy’s happy place

Maisy continues to become more steady when she pulls up on EVERYTHING.  She is doing very well eating larger chunks of food and is feeding herself like a champ even though she only has her bottom two teeth.  She’s gotten very quick too!  It’s difficult to expect her to stay in one place these days.  The good thing is that she understands when we tell her not to touch something and she so far respects that.  We’ll see how that progresses.

She goes for her 9 month appointment the second week of March, so we’ll have more height and weight updates then.

Much love-

Todd, Becky and Maisy