It seems impossible, and yet somehow it's true. I know because of this:
It has gotten very difficult to take her teddy bear pictures! Long gone are the days when I could snuggle her up with the teddy and the biggest challenge was getting her to smile.
Long gone are the days when I could put her down and expect to find her in the same position a few moments later.
But, in their place, some new and extremely wonderful qualities have emerged:
Leah crawls everywhere. You can't keep that girl down! She is curious, determined and strong.
She also loves to knee-sit. For whatever reason, she skipped the step where she pulls herself up from a laying to a sitting position. I don't even know if she can do it... instead, she rolls herself to her side and pushes herself up to her knees, then sits on her hiney.
She loves to "walk" (using her walker for help, of course) across the basement. That girl can really boogie!
She has crawled a flight of stairs (with some assistance from mommy and daddy to prevent her from flailing back and falling down. She hasn't quite grasped the concept of what happens if she crawls off edges or falls backward off the stairs...)
She is still a good eater. Foods tried this month include:
*Mashed potatoes and gravy
*Cheese, which she can pick up in her tiny fingers and feed herself
The brief window of time in which she was a good napper - which began in August - has closed again. It's now waaaaay too much fun to sit, stand, crawl and chuck things out of her crib. All this prevents nap time from actually taking place.
She eats three full meals a day, and still nurses 4 times a day. I am actually starting to look forward to the days we leave nursing behind us, even though I know I'll miss them when they're gone.
Like a little alarm clock, she wakes up every morning at 4am. I'd be annoyed, except that we bring her to bed with us where she cuddles up and falls asleep again. I adore those stolen morning moments, especially before I go to work!
She still isn't teething (to the best of my knowledge), but she is working on growing some hair!! I call her my fuzzy old man head, because it's just a little whispy curl, but I LOVE it!
|It looks here like she has teeth, but I promise it's just a spit bubble...|
|Leah - Nine months old|
Mommy and Daddy love you to infinity, sweet baby! Happy 9 month birthday!