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ada charlotte {4 years}

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Dear Ada,How on earth are you 4 years old already?! As I worked on your 4th year video over the last few days, I was reminded of how much you've grown in the last year. I thought you talked a lot a year ago (and you did), but it's amazing how much your conversation has developed in the last year. I love watching you change :)
I'll be honest, you've been a little bit of a threenager in the last year, but I know it's because you've gone through A LOT of changes, plus you're just trying to figure out everything about how the world works. Here's hoping we're mostly over the major sass and stubbornness. 
I love you. I love snuggling with you, tickling you, and laughing with you. I love seeing you learn to be respectful and kind. I love that you can be such a good helper. And I love you even when you drive me crazy -- I love you ALWAYS :)
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34.0 pounds (43%) and 3'2.75" (38.75 inches) (30%)You have clothes all the way from 2T to 5T, but 4T stuff …

holly b {9 months}

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size 3 diaperssize 3-9 month clothing17.4 pounds (36%), 27 inches (24%)Notable events You went on your first family trip! We went camping in the Grand Tetons, and you slept in a pack and play under a slumberpod, so you were really spoiled ๐Ÿ˜‚

Tricks Saying "Dada" early on this monthAlso saying "baba" (not in reference to anything) and even "Ada" sometimes! Not sure if it's on purpose though ๐ŸคทGetting from sitting to your tummy on purposeArmy crawling! Just within the last week or so, you're really getting around!Self-feeding super well now / getting better with your pincer graspWaving sometimesFavorite things You love clapping and pattycake :)We got the exersaucer out and you seem to like it quite a bit!Swinging. You freaking love it!You love to grab and mouth everything you're not supposed to -- phones, my pump, charging cords, etc.Random tidbits I feel like Ada isn't as obsessed with you as she used to be ๐Ÿ˜” She's been more indifferen…

holly b {8 months}

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size 3 diapersmostly size 3-6 month clothing, but probably ready to size up soon.16.0 pounds (23%), 26.75 inches (36%)Notable events Nothing really!Tricks Sitting up! You were close last month, so you started sitting up at the beginning of the month and now you're a pro!Saying "mama"! You literally said it for the first time LAST NIGHT. Your first word! And it's me! I'm so excited :)Turning radially. It's the funniest thing -- You're like a dog chasing its tail, but you're chasing your toes :)Clapping (I think it started as an approximation for the sign "more" but we've really gotten lazy with signing, so now you just clap)Favorite things For a few days at the beginning of the month, you would hold onto your foot while breastfeeding. It was so funny, but it was short-lived.You give big ol' open-mouthed kisses wherever you can! I think it's so cute.You shake your head back and forth like it's a fun game :)You LOVE food. Espe…

holly b {7 months}

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size 3 diaperssize 3-6 month clothing fits great still. I'll probably pull down the 6-9 month box soon just for more options though!15.4 pounds (23%), 26.5 inches (51%)Notable events We finally did your baby blessing! With church canceled the last several months, it just kind of fell off the radar. We did the blessing in our home, with only grandparents and our bishop. All the pictures were super cute because you're so smiley! 


Tricks/Milestones You started rolling from tummy to back right after you turned 6 months, on 6/24. Now you just roll all over the place! :)You aren't doing it as much lately, but for the first couple weeks of the month, you were blowing raspberries all the time.We started you on solids right after you turned 6 months, and it's crazy to see how far you've come! We're following a progressive approach to BLW, so we started with tiny tastes, and now we've moved from tiny tastes, to thickened purees, to fork-mashed solids, to some real …

holly b {6 months}

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size 3 diaperssize 3-6 month clothing15.2 pounds (32%), 26 inches (55%)Notable events You met the whole Petersen family in an impromptu reunion! Haha the trip was not planned, but in a matter of 2 or 3 days, my three out-of-state siblings decided to bring their families to Utah! Everyone LOVED loving on you, which was kinda funny for me, because at our last everyone-family-reunion, Ada was about 10 months old, but she was one of FOUR babies, so she wasn't as hot of a commodity. But since you were the lone baby this time around, everyone wanted a turn with you, and while I loooooove playing and snuggling with you, it was also nice to be able to set you down and have about 5 different kiddos immediately entertaining you.Tricks For a long time, you pretty much only rolled back to belly, over your left shoulder. But with some practicing in the last week, you can now roll back to belly both ways with no assistance. No belly to back rolling though!You also started doing little push-u…

holly b {5 months}

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size 2 diaperssize 3-6 month clothing13.6 pounds (18%), 25.5 inches (63%)Notable events Nothing too exciting this month!Tricks For a while there, you were REALLY into grabbing your toes (and even sucking on them ๐Ÿ˜), but not so much anymore. You're definitely more inclined to do it if there's nothing in your way, aka naked or diaper only.
You don't roll all over the place anymore, but you still will occasionally. Pretty much always back to tummy (haven't seen you do tummy to back in months)Favorite things You like being thrown in the air :)YOU'RE A CUDDLER! Ada was NOT, so this is a welcome change. Like clockwork, as soon as I turn out the light to sing you your bedtime song, you start sucking your thumb and you lay your head down on my shoulder. I LOVE IT SO MUCH.You're obsessed with your dad. I literally cannot feed you if I'm sitting next to him, because you'll lean away from me to look at him and smile instead of eating!You love to squawk and squea…

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Show notes for episode 18 of The Rushley Review

In this episode, we talk about:

25 things/impossible goal during quarantineForward momentum when you can't be fully engaged/time managementHow to have big conversations as a couple: ponder and come backFinishing up projects at work (taking the initiative!)Painting boys' nails/gender roles/lots of tangentsPlanning dinner for work Sources mentioned:
Brooke Castillo's Podcast Love is an Open Door video The Family: A Proclamation to the World Brooke & Jody