Stats: We’re waiting to go to the dr for our 9 month check up. It’s in a couple weeks… maybe even next week… I can’t remember I need to look at a calendar :).
Wearing: You have some onesies that still fit that are size 3-6 but your little body is getting so long that you’re outgrowing most of them. For the most part you’re in 6-9 and 9 month clothing. Still size 3 diapers although we’ve debated moving you up. We were having a lot of blowouts a couple weeks ago. Yuck! For the most part your shoe size is a 2. Deb and Shaye recently bought you Mini Mouse shoes and then your boots grandma bought you, those tend to be the only shoes you’ll wear.
Sleep: For some reason when you stay the night with grandma and grandpa and then come home you’re up at 2am wanting a bottle but grandma says you don’t do that at her house. I can’t explain it. If there is a lot going on you refuse to nap but when you nap sometimes they’re good 1-2 hours and sometimes they’re rough, 30 minutes. Bedtime is usually between 9 & 10 and you get up around 6-7 for a bottle and then sleep until 8-9am. You tend to take your naps around 10-11am and around 2-3pm.
Behavior: I still can’t say that you’ve said your first word but you’re sooooooooo darn close that it makes me wonder sometimes. Especially tonight when you looked at me and said mom mom mom mom and looked at daddy and said da da da da da. When we put your hair in a single ponytail or pigtails we see a different side to your personality. It’s hilarious. Tbug and I thought you needed a onesie that said spoiled rotten ornery little fart. You seem to think that you can walk without help and are definitely willing to try. Words to the wise… you aren’t there yet.
Eating: You still like your bottles for the most of the time, especially the first one of the morning and the last one of the night. Otherwise sometimes you like them sometimes you don’t. You definitely like real food and anytime any one is eating you’re right there with them trying to see if they have something you can eat. We usually try to make sure we have something on our plate you can eat.
Appearance: Just yesterday we noticed your first tooth has broken through. Mommy almost cried. I know she’s crazy… anyway your hair can’t decide if it wants to be blonde or strawberry blonde. Beautiful blue eyes.
Likes: You like tags, as in the tags that come on animals etc. You like black beans (are you mommy’s child?). You like to be held, especially by mommy. You really like mommy right now. You like real food. You like to swing. You like to stand and walk. You like to babble.
Dislikes: You don’t like naps if there is a lot going on. You don’t like to be placed on the floor by mommy. Really this time around there isn’t much you don’t like, except you absolutely hate when mommy puts you on the floor to crawl. But you like to crawl.. If mommy gets on the floor with you, then you’re okay with the floor. You don’t like mommy fixing your hair.
Milestones: We finally broke through our first tooth. We’re very close to saying Mommy and Daddy. We’re getting extremely close to walking without assistance.
Mommy: Mommy isn’t real sure she likes her baby growing up and wanted to cry when your tooth popped through. It means you’re growing up. I love you more and more every day and wonder sometimes how I was so lucky for God to give you to me. I absolutely Love you with all my heart and definitely keep growing, mommy will deal.
Daddy: Daddy loves his baby squirrel. He’s excited for her to start walking and loves it when she just makes the fart noise at me. One day this month you said what sounded like hi and then did the raspberry… Daddy thought he needed to go around and do that to people from now on.
Other: It’s starting to get nice out now that we’ve come into a new season. You absolutely love to be outdoors and love the swing daddy and I got for you.
Dear baby girl,
You are the light of our life. We absolutely love you and experiencing new things through your eyes. It’s fun to stare at you when you’re sleeping, you’re beautiful. I absolutely love that you get to spend time with your great grandmother on Monday’s. That is one thing mommy was able to do growing up and it was absolutely awesome! Definitely learn all you can.. :).
Love you so much,
Mommy & Daddy!