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9 months (a few days late!)

a bit too hot for the owl onesie this month...

At her 9 month check up this morning, Adelaide was 22 lbs 4oz and 29.5 in long. She is still off the charts, but proportionally, so we're not to worry. She is pulling up on everything and really trying her darndest to walk. She’ll pull up on the couch and walk the length of it holding on. She is getting very brave and will even let go and just hold on with one hand. Needless to say, she’s gotten quite a few bumps and bruises lately. She still loves bath time, but naturally wants to stand during it now which provides quite a challenge for me. She loves the water - bathtub or the pool - and loves to splish splash around in there. I know I say it every month, but the older she gets the more I cherish my nursing time as I know it won’t last forever…the way her little hands grab on to my shirt, or necklace or anything available, and how her little feet move around practically giving me a massage is my absolute favorite. Instead of sitting up in her sleep in the middle of the night, we now find her all the way pulled up standing holding on to the rail of her crib crying to be saved. This month she’s tried egg yolks, wheat germ, flaxseed oil, peaches, melons, grapes, hummus, goat milk yogurt and maybe even a popsicle or two (at Zia’s house)! Her favorite game is unloading whatever she can find – box, purse, bag, hamper, laundry basket…it provides an endless amount of fun for her. She does this thing where she looks at you then blinks hard and smiles & laughs like she’s trying to tell you something with her eyes. I love it. She’s gotten very good at clapping and will respond to Zia saying “batta le manine”. She is also really good at high fives now and also does this thing when she’s sitting where she wiggles her upper body, like she’s dancing. She has become quite a little flirt and latched on to a particular waiter recently while I was out and she just smiled and laughed to get his attention. She now gives kisses to anyone who is willing to accept them or she'll settle for the air if no one is available. She is getting more and more vocal and I suppose her first word was really 'dis' (this) which I wrote about last month. She has now added 'dada' to her repritoire and the sound of her little voice is just the sweetest sound in the world to me.

favorite game...dumping her hair bows all over the house


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this stage.....And even though we have 4 beautiful little girls (all forming their unique personalities and changing every day) ...I will always remember the exciting milestones of their first year of life....She is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love her deep voice! She is the sweetest and I love her!
~Aunt Jenna

Mary and Justin said...

Happy 9 months little lady! We love you so, so much!

kristen said...

she is so precious!