In the Baby Bucks series, we babble about babies and money and sleep deprivation and cuteness overload. In that order.
General Baby Thoughts
Yowza, our house was not prepared for having a mobile baby. Our girl has her favorite areas of destruction in our living room: the bookcase and the entertainment center. Inevitably, by the time Johnny gets home from work each day, DVDs and books are strewn everywhere. Why didn’t we think to get pieces of furniture with doors on them?! She also enjoys crawling as fast as her little legs will carry her to try to grab hold of Persie’s tail before Persie skitters away. These days there’s never a dull moment where our girl is concerned.
Early this morning, Johnny and I are headed to our girl’s nine-month appointment. We’re very curious to see what her height and weight percentile are since she’s already wearing size 12 to 18 month clothing! What the? And it will be interesting to see how she reacts to the doctor since her stranger danger radar is at an all-time high. My mom is in town visiting, and let’s just say our girl is taking her sweet time warming up to her. So we’ll see how Baby Girl reacts when the doc approaches with the stethoscope!
Financial Baby Updates
As much as possible, we’ve been trying to feed our girl the same food we eat. She is still all gums, so we are a tad limited. That said, she loves Cheerios, cheese sticks, steamed carrots, avocado, peaches, cream cheese on toast, and yogurt. So all that food fits into our normal food budget. Still, when we’re out or in a hurry, we use little food pouches (since she refuses to be fed by anyone but herself) and various pre-packaged snacks, which cost us about $40 last month.
As far as clothing is concerned, we bought another fleece footie PJ from Costco for $8. I also spent $15 on two pairs of leggings and some cute bows from Target. We also got her a Halloween costume (!!!), finally. She’s going to be the cutest elephant you ever did see. And we spent a whopping $13 on it. Hooray for cute + cheap, right? Now the question is whether she’s too young to be taken trick-or-treating. Johnny says yes. I say no.
Per the usual, we spent about $40 on diapers and wipes last month. Also, today’s doctor’s appointment comes with a $15 copay. Aaand that’s it. So the grand total for month nine comes to $118. Johnny’s grandmother very generously gifted our girl with $100 to spend as she pleases, so I’m going to see how far we can stretch that in the coming month on clothes and toys. I’ll keep you posted :).
And now onto pictures. Our poor girl is battling her first really terrible cold, but she still let me document her nine-month-ness. What a trooper!
Fingers crossed for minimal tears during her shots this morning! But if we must cuddle her a bit more and give her big cheeks a few extra kisses, I suppose we’re okay with that. 😉
For the been-there-done-that crowd, does this sound pretty typical? How do we relate and differ? What are your kids’ costumes for Halloween?