Thursday, October 15, 2009

Nine Months

We took our little nine month old Pumpkin to a local farm the other day to enjoy some fall goodness. This crazy little girl is ALL nine month old right now (except for the fact that she's not crawling yet, but we're working on it!) She does so many fun things and is becoming such a little person. Here's what she's doing now as a nine month old:

Weight: 16lbs 15 oz (25th percentile)
Length: 27 3/4 (50th percentile)
Head: 43 3/4 cm (50th percentile)

Diaper size: 2-3
Clothes: Pretty much 9 months, but most of the pants are still a little big

* She has two teeth (her bottom front teeth) and is getting more and more hair (yeah!!!).

* She's been enjoying a wider variety of food, especially finger foods. In fact some meals we can't get her to eat anything BUT finger foods. Although avocado is still her all-time favorite, she now enjoys eating waffles, blueberries, meatballs and cheese (not all at once). Oh, and Puffs. What baby doesn't like Puffs?!?!

* She yammers and blabbers like an old lady. "Dada" is still pretty much on repeat all day long, but she's been stringing together multiple consonant sounds and saying things like "Dada-Nana-Baba." I could listen to her talk forever.

* She can play peekaboo with a blanket and loves to wave "hi" like a little Miss America. I caught the peekaboo on video (which I will post once I get some technical assistance from Jeremy), but the waving is a different story. She insists on doing it on HER time, and typically that means the minute we turn off the camera.

* She enjoys banging things -- anything. The louder the sound, the better!

* She still loves to stand up against furniture and even likes to "walk" across the room with our help. She's started picking up her legs with big, dramatic stepping motions and always seems so proud of herself when she figures it out.

So, about the crawling thing ..... yeah .... this little girl is in NO hurry to get around. She's perfectly happy sitting on her butt playing with whatever toys are in reach. Just like she's never been much of a roller, she's just not much of a crawler -- yet. Up until recently tummy time has always been a nightmare and doesn't last more than a few minutes. However this past week she's been staying down on the ground for longer stretches and has started inching around, pivoting in a circle and even trying to push her butt up in the air. I know, I shouldn't be in a hurry for her to be very mobile, but I just worry ... I'm a mom!