January 13, 2012
You hardly look like the same baby in these pictures but you sure are cute. I think you're the prettiest baby in the whole world.
You weigh 20 pounds 15 ounces and are around 27" tall. Your weight is plateauing according to your pediatrician. Maybe your short little legs will have a chance to catch up. I love your short legs, tiny feet, and tiny hands.
You wear a size 3 diaper. Your clothes are all different sizes. You wear size 6-9 months and also size 12 months. You wear a size 2 shoe.
You aren't crawling yet but you are close. You get up on all fours and rock back and forth but you can't quite move your body. You are starting to pull up on things now which makes it interesting because you don't have great balance. Any time you are standing you think you should be jumping with makes standing a challenge.
You love to play on the floor with your toys. You still love water bottles, pans, spoons, etc but you also love your FP Learning Kitchen, your purse, Violet, etc. You love anything that sings to you and makes noise. You sleep with a little frog, squeaky bunny, and sometimes your blanket. You love your pink blanket. You bury your head in it and laugh when I give it to you.
You are quite the talker. You talk all the time. You say "bye-bye", "hi", "momma", and "dada". You wave and say bye-bye constantly. It's your favorite thing to do right now.
You still smile a lot! You have the biggest, open mouth smile right now and it is adorable.
You're still a great sleeper although you have had your moments lately. You've tried to change your wake-up time to 6 instead of 7. Obviously you know your momma doesn't go for that because you stay in your bed and play until it is time to get up.
On school days you normally only take one long nap and maybe a cat nap. When you aren't in school you take an hour nap in the morning and a 2 hour nap in the afternoon.
You're a very good baby but you are in a whiny stage right now. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that you can't crawl. You want to move around but just aren't sure how to do it.
Whiny or not you're still the sweetest baby. I love watching you smile and laugh as well as listening to you talk. You're my big girl and I love you so much I might burst. I can't believe my baby is 9 months old. I'm not ready for your to grow up but I'm excited to watch you. You are the highlight of my days.