Tuesday, January 25, 2011

9 Months

My sweet precious baby N is 9 months old already. Where did the time go? It seems like I just had her yesterday. Makes me so sad.

Natalee weighs 21 lbs. 10 oz.
and is 29 1/4 inches!

Things to remember-

Wears size 3 diaper.

Wears mostly 9 month clothes.

Still our little army crawler. She'll get up on all 4's then she just plops down and starts army crawling. Guess it's faster for her.

She gets herself into the sitting position after crawling.

She is pulling herself up to the standing position on toys, furniture and in her crib. She'll even stand there for several minutes and sometimes only holding on with one hand.

 Said her 1st word "mama!" Also says "bubba" and "baba" and many other words in her foreign language.

She is learning how to open and close her hand to say "hi" and "bye".

Has 2 teeth.

When we feed her in her highchair or give her a drink from her sippy cup, she holds her arms and hands out to the side and rolls/twirls her hands.

She doesn't like to be changed or dressed. And barely holds still to actually get the task done.

Turned into a vampire for a short time and would bite me while nursing. Luckily that phase passed.

Loves to play on the floor. She loves to play with Haylee's pretend food, balls, Mickey figurines and whatever else she gets her little hands on. Unfortunately she has already discovered the dog door but hasn't tried to escape yet.

Already putting stuff in her mouth and gets very upset if you try to get it out. We also had to remove the door stoppers because she puts those in her mouth.

Drinking 6 oz bottles between eating solids. I still nurse her in the morning and before bed but it's more of a treat then an actually feeding. Again, I'm just thankful she is still getting breast milk. I am so proud of this!

Sleeping 11 hours at night. After she eats she pushes off of me because she just wants to be laid in her in crib. I give her a binkie, her bear bear, cover her with a blankie and turn on her crib music. She goes right to sleep.

Naps haven't been so great lately but she is such a happy baby that I don't really mind her short naps. She takes 2 naps a day but lately they have been an hour or shorter.

Loves her bath in the big tub. She splashes around and sucks on her squirt toys.

Her hair is getting longer and longer.

So ticklish. Especially her rib area and under her arms.

Eats table food now. Mac n cheese, fruits, vegetables and breads.

Loves to dance. She's always rockin' back and forth.

Constantly "talking", making noises, smacking sounds and screaming.

Natalee, Mommy and Daddy love you so much. You are the perfect little baby. We feel so blessed to have you as part of our family. You are so happy and your smile just lights up the room. We love watching you change so much but wish you'd slow down a bit. We can't believe that in just 3 short months you'll be a year old. We have enjoyed these past 9 months with you and hope we are blessed with many, many more.

And on a funny note, look at how much hair Haylee had at 9 months old!