Saturday, November 30, 2013

9 Months Old

Weight: 19 lbs 13.5 oz - 76 %
Height: 27.5 in - 43%
Head Circumference: 18.2 in - 96%

Blake had her 9 month wellness check-up and is doing great. She is right on track with her growth and development and the doctor didn't have any concerns about her.

Blake is officially crawling. For the first little bit it was half crawl, half army crawl but now she mostly sticks to the hands and knees. She has gotten pretty fast too.

She is definitely a mommy's girl. She doesn't necessarily care if I'm holding her or not, as long as I am in the same room and she can see me. If I walk out of the room, she screams and chases after me.

Blake has taken 2 tumbles down the stairs. Fortunately because we live in a split level, it wasn't a full flight of stairs; however there is tile on the bottom. She cried quite hard, though she seemed more scared than hurt. We quickly decided it was time for a baby gate.

She still eats baby food, but she is starting to prefer finger foods. Some of her favorites are vegetables, chicken fingers, bread, cereal, crackers, yogurt, noodles, etc.

I usually have to share whatever I am eating. One time, I gave her some of my green smoothie. She absolutely loved it. She would get so excited and kick her legs and take quick shallow breaths until I gave her a bite. Then when it was all gone and I took the cup to the sink, she was devastated. She was so sad and cried so hard.

She can pull herself up to things and walk along the edge of furniture.

I also tried standing her up on a chair for a picture and she was able to stand there for a decent amount of time. She will be walking in no time.

She has even figure out how to turn the light on in her room. (The switch is right next to her crib.)

She loves the water. Anytime she hears water running, she will hurry to where that is. She loves bath time and loved when we took her swimming.

Blake is at that stage where everything goes into her mouth. When we go to the park, she tries eating the wood chips. One time I was trying to give her a piece of bread when suddenly a ball (almost golf-ball size) dropped out of her mouth.

Her cousin Alexis is only 5 months older than her and always insists on holding Blake when they get together.

She loves attention and gets super excited over the smallest things.

Blake is constantly trying to play with Will or copy what he is doing but he hates when she tries to play with the toys that he is playing with.

She is a lot of work and demands a lot of attention, but she is also a lot of fun.

She got to sport pigtails for the first time.

She is a beautiful little girl and we sure love her.

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