Well, it really has been nine months (and a couple of days - sorry for the tardiness in this post!) since sweet Baby K graced us with her presence. She brightens every facet of my life. I can't wait to go into her room each morning and see that sweet smile that just screams excitement. I love all of her dainty, sweet noises. I love when she yells emphatically. I love seeing her play with her daddy (and as a side note, I love seeing Brad as a daddy - rather amazing, I must say). I love feeding her that last bottle of the day and kissing her on the forehead and telling her I love her before laying her down in the crib. I love how our family is perfect and the love we have for each other is perfect. Watching the joy and curiosity Sweet Pea has every single day is amazing.
Today we went for her 9 month appointment. I am happy to report that we all left a little happier because there were no shots! The only thing slightly traumatic was a finger prick to do a routine anemia check. Once the initial shock (pain) wore off, Baby K was so curious as to what the nurse was doing. She was definitely watching very intently! Maybe she was just keeping an eye on that nurse to make sure she wasn't going to prick her finger another time :) At 9 months, Baby K weighs 20 pounds even (65th-75th%) and is 28.25 inches in length (75th percentile). She is right on track and hitting all of the developmental milestones. She is now old enough to eat three meals a day, and pretty much any foods we feel comfortable feeding her. Let the messes begin! We also discussed the switch to cow's milk at 12 months...man, will it be nice to not have to buy formula! Here are some other stats at this point in her life:
Diapers: Size 3
Clothes: 6-9 month still...but planning to make the transition to all 12 month clothes very soon
Food: 4 bottles/day of 7 oz each; she loves anything we will feed her; she loves to feed herself anything small; she is very impatient when it comes to food time; she likes to bite down on the sippy cup
Talking: these are the sounds she makes - "da", "ma", "ba", "puh", "ta", "na", and sometimes "ya"
Crawling: She is like an inchworm! She has not just taken off quite yet but she definitely gets to wherever she wants to go.
Walking: Not yet - no pulling up either.
Sleeping: She sleeps 12-13 hours at night and takes 2 1.5 hour naps (at around 11 and 3)
Teeth: She has 2! The bottom front teeth cut through a couple of days ago.
Other: She knows "clap" and "jump"; she can wave to people; she shakes her head "no" (though I'm not sure she connects that that is what it means)
And as usual, here are some pictures....she is such a ham!