i missed the 9 month update 😦 wahhhh
so much has happened with baby girl:
she is crawling and has been for a while now. she is also pulling herself up and standing as long as she has something to hold on to. she can stand unassisted for a few seconds but then she plops on her booty.
she is taking steps along with mommy/daddy’s guiding hands. [she absolutely LOVES this]
she is very rowdy when it comes time to lay down for a diaper change or change her clothes. she will flip around and not sit still during the process which is very tricky when there is a “big” diaper to be changed lol. not always very fun for us.
she loves to eat! she is eating her pureed foods, doing breastmilk as her primary food- milk at least 5x a day and food 3x a day with snacks in between. she has also had arrow root cookies, puff snacks, cheerios, graham crackers, vanilla wafers, and cheezits. she’s tried pieces of cut up fruit and avocado, and she likes ice cream! she drinks water occasionally and we tried her with the taste of a lemon (too bad i didn’t have the camera ready). at school they’ve tried her with chicken fingers, fries, hot dogs, oranges, among other things. she licks her lips when she sees you eating cause she thinks she’s going to eat your food too! but she is nice and if you ask her to share – she will sometimes !
she claps her hands, and says hello/bye. she loves to clap when she hears music, especially for her favorite shows: jake and the neverland pirates and mickey mouse clubhouse. on that note she seems to be very focused when she does things. she will watch a tv show with the focus of an older child (at least that’s how i feel) and she seems to be very aware of things.
she loves to play peek a boo with you ! sometimes if she is standing on a chair she’ll bend down so you only see the top of her head and then she’ll pop up. or if she has say a blanket or shirt in her hand she’ll throw it over her face and wait a few seconds before taking out so you can see her. cutest thing ive ever seen!
she’s been to the pool and we put her in one of those blow up things she can sit in. she loveddd kicking her feet in the water and seeing the other kids playing.
at her last visit(the 9 month one) she was 29″ long and 19.9 lbs. 84 percentile for her height but 60-something percentile for her weight. she’s been sick at least twice so i am not so worried about her being petite.
she is not a fan of very socks or shoes. although she may wear them for a short period of time once she’s sitting; in her carseat, stroller, or your lap; she’ll pull them off inspect them and either throw them or put them in her mouth lol. we’re working on it. at least she keeps the headbands and hairclips on, knock on wood.
she is smiley. she is smiley. she is smiley. everyone that meets her tells me how smiley and happy she seems to be 🙂 when we take her places she is very well behaved which is good except she likes to act like a little monkey and go between mommy and daddy carrying her very often. half a minute mommy half a minute daddy and so on lol. we love the cuddle time though. oh and she likes to give us kisses. although sometimes they involve teeth.