I'm back and I am 9 months old!! Can you believe it? I'll give you a minute to pick your jaw up off the floor. I know, I know. It's crazy, right?? You blinked and I'm practically off to college tomorrow. Things have been going well in my kingdom. Everyone calls me "princess" so I might as well play along and refer to my little world as a kingdom :)
Here are few big things that have been happening over the last month:
-My chompers. I have 5 teeth so far. Started out with the two bottom. Then my two (fangs/K-9's) came in (which left me looking like a little vampire for awhile!) and now I have a front top tooth coming in. So it's official! All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth people!
-I am sitting up on my own. Completely on my own and loving it! My new favorite thing is to ride in the front of a shopping cart. It's a blast.
-I must grab at every single thing I see and sometimes I must taste it too. But my little hands are quite busy playing with toys and reaching and grabbing everything. Mommy's hair is fun to pull at :) And who needs toys when I can play with Daddy's necklace!
-My exersaucer is the bomb. Seriously, you guys should try it. I have so much fun bouncing up and down and playing with all the gadgets. It's great for chilling out and watching a DVD too.
-Food. I have to say I do not have a big interest in solid foods yet. I will eat jar food, but it's not that exciting to me yet. Mommy has tried mum-mums and puffs and fruit in the mesh thing, but I am not a fan yet. I gag on most stuff.Someday soon probably I will enjoy it, but for now I would much rather play with the highchair straps and anything else I can get my hands on.
-Sleep. What's that? Unfortunately for Mommy I am not much of a sleeper. Naps are here and there and I'm still getting up about twice a night. This is a work in progress. Mommy is hopeful that I am going to sleep through the night as my Christmas gift to her. Last I checked sleeping through the night was "out of stock." So we'll see. No promises :)
-I love to smile and laugh! Still have my fussy moments here and there but for the most part I am a happy baby! It's so fun to hear my own little voice so I am constantly yelling and making noise :)
-I am starting to do better in the car! No more screaming fits! Which my parents are pretty happy about. I usually use the car time now to catch some beauty sleep or listen to Christmas music that Mommy plays over and over.
-I'm still not a big fan of tummy time, but I am putting more effort in now so that I can get my move on soon with a crawl! I have a two month buffer here with my milestones so I am taking my time! But oh boy will it be fun to play "catch me if you can" with Mom and Dad.
-Last time I was at the doctor's I was about 14lbs 4oz. So I bet now I am nearing 15. Still a peanut. Mommy is considering putting me in a custom onesie for outings that reads "Yes, I am cute. Thank you for saying so. How old am I? I am 9 months old. Yes, I am so tiny. I was a preemie." Mom has this convo all the time in stores since people are always shocked at how small I am. I'm thinking of a custom onesie that says "Small but mighty." What do you think??
-My new little cousin Dax was born this past month!
-Did you all hear about the Elmo scandal? Yeah, I don't even want to talk about it. I hope my beloved Elmo lives on. Still enjoy watching Sesame Street though!
-My First Thanksgiving was great. I did a great job sitting like a big girl at the table in my highchair. Mommy tried to feed me some mashed potatoes and I gagged on them.
-No real words yet, but my parents think they've heard me say "Daddadadadadada" but I haven't done anything on purpose yet. I may throw them a curve and have my first word be "Toys R Us" or "Honey Boo Boo" or something. I have some time to think about it.
Things that are coming up:
-Follow up developmental appointment this coming week!
-Getting my picture taken with Santa!
-My First Christmas!
-And my surgery in January :( Booooo.
All in all, it's been a good month and I happy to be a big 9 month old!!! Here are my 9 month pictures that Mommy took of me! She has way too much fun with this stuff. But I have to admit, I kind of love it too :) Mom says she'll post our Christmas card later in the month. Thanks for stopping by!
I wish you all a very merry Christmas...
|She dressed me up as Rudolph (Santa's 9th reindeer) in honor of my 9 month birthday|
|I am rockin' this reindeer gig...|