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Steady Girl, Steady

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At the beginning of this year I set aside a bit of time to reflect and readjust myself and my priorities. I l downloaded this Dream Guide by Jennie Allen and set out to think on all the positives and negatives from the past year. Then I prayed about a weakness of mine that I could focus on for the 2015 year.

It didn't take long for the Lord to bring to mind the word - steady. 
If you know me well at all, you know that I'm a big planner. I think I have single-handedly amped the sales for Erin Condren planners. I make lists all the live long day. I'm all about routine, schedule and planning as far ahead as I can - often unrealistically far ahead. So it would seem that all this planning would naturally make me a steady personality. 
What I have found is that my need to plan, make lists and be prepared for every possible scenario doesn't come from a place of calm assuredness and peace of mind - it comes from a place of fear and anxiety. Over the years I have created in my…

Daphne Anne: Nine Months

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Weight: 16 lbs. (she's in the 14% for her weight)
Height: 27.2 in. (32% for her height)
Sleep: Daphne usually wakes up around 9:30 (she can sleep till 10:00 - it's crazy!), she goes back down for a nap around 11:00/11:30 and sleeps until around 1:00. After waking up from her morning nap she goes back down around 3:00 and sleeps until around 4:30. She doesn't always need a nap before dinner but if she's a little fussy I'll put her down for about 30 minutes before dinner. She goes to bed between 7:00 and 7:30. So thankful for such an easy sleeper! 
Eating: Daphne nurses every 3-3.5 hours, one side per feeding for about 3-5 minutes. For breakfast she will have 4 oz. of baby food (she has learned to suck directly from the pouch - which is a game changer for meal-time), and about 15 yogurt puffs. For lunch she will have a 4 oz. pouch and about 20 puffs. For dinner she usually has 8 oz. of baby food and about 25 puffs. I also have been offering her a sippy cup or a straw cu…