Wednesday, July 29, 2009

9 months!

Nine months ago today we met our sweet princess! Time is flying by, and as sad as it is that she is quickly going from a baby to a toddler, she is at such a fun age, and we are having a ball with her.
At 9 months, Amelia:
  • has started crawling more, but still would rather stand and walk. She crawls just to get to a toy she wants or to get to something she can pull up on. She lets go and will stand on her own for a few seconds before falling down. I expect her to be walking very soon.

  • is not one of those babies who ventures all over the house on her own now that she is able to. She still wants to be with someone at all times, and will cry when I leave the room most of the time. She has become very clingy to me, which I love, but it makes it harder when I have to leave her. I now have to sneak out rather than give bye-bye kisses.

  • finally will hold her bottle on her own. She has been able to do this for a while now, but has practically refused to do it. But since she'll be starting daycare again in a couple of weeks, we've started forcing her to hold it and she's been doing fine. Really, we enjoy cuddling with her and giving her her bottle, but I don't want her to be the high maintenence one at school! This year she'll be in the same class as last year, but she'll be one of the older ones, and I want her to be a little more self-sufficient. Those teachers need free hands for the babies who will be like she was last year and insisted on being held constantly, ha.

  • has two teeth on bottom and is working on cutting the top ones. Her teeth came through a couple of months ago, but somehow I forgot to blog about it! You can see them when she smiles, but I haven't been able to get a photo.

  • is so busy! She isn't one to crawl all over the place to get into everything, but she definitely always needs to be trying to get to something she shouldn't have, or trying to pull up if she's sitting down.

  • has quite a temper, and will still throw a huge fit if she's told 'NO' or gets something taken away from her. We're still working on that, and I hope she'll be a little better before daycare starts back. We wouldn't want our Mimi to get expelled!

Here she is last night in her footie-pjs with giraffes on the feet.

What happened to this two-month old yawning in her Christmas pjs under the tree?

Look at that ruffled booty! Love it.

Now that she can feel her bottom teeth, that tongue stays out all the time! She's venturing away from the toy box trying to walk to me. She looks like she's concentrating so hard with that tongue out.She's made some big steps from 8 months to 9, with the biggest being her increased vocabulary, and bottle-holding ability. I'm interested to see if she really gets going with the crawling and wants to crawl all over the place soon, or if she'll keep trying to walk. We shall see. Either way, the child proofing we've been putting off has got to be done soon!

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