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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Aubrey: 9 Months

9 months. Wow! I can't believe I've already had to start thinking about your 1st birthday party! Time just seems to be speeding by!!

You are getting to be such a big girl, a tad naughty, but mostly sweet.  And those eyes? Gorgeous! You have the biggest, bluest eyes. You always get lots and lots of compliments on them!
You LOVE to get into all kinds of things!  Your favorite right now is to play in Emma's kitchen.  You go over and pull out the drawer with all the food and then grab down all the plates, bowls, and cups and throw them on the floor.  You also think it's funny to go over and use the light to help you stand up and then smack it over and over giggling while we tell you "no no". After you play at the light a few times, you usually wander over to the cable box and DVD player and smack them or try to throw them on the ground.  You also love to try and pull out the photo albums and reach the chalk or eraser on the easel.  Like I said, you're just a tad naughty.  I think it's funny that you're doing things you know you shouldn't be because you just look at us and giggle and wait for us to come swoop you up!

You love to play with books, a little maraca we had for one of Emma's birthday parties, your walker, socks, shoes, and Emma's microphone.  I think you're going to be into music.  When the microphone starts singing you get super excited and start squealing or yell. You have a beautiful singing voice! :-)

You pull yourself up on everything and occasionally stand up on your own for short periods of time.  Once you realize what you're doing, you drop to the ground.  You can get around pretty well with your push walker.  You'll be up and walking pretty soon! It just doesn't seem possible!!

Actually since writing about you standing up, you've gotten really good at it.  You are standing for longer periods of time.  You sway quite a bit but you are able to keep your balance much better. You even took your first step the night of Emma's birthday party. (May 4, 2013) I didn't catch that on video, but since then you've done several one steps and then falls. I've even seen you go 2 steps before you fell. Daddy said once you did 3 or 4, but that doesn't count until I see it! :-)

You still love to pull hair and try your best to get a hold of faces to rip them off and you love to give big slobbery kisses.  They are still big open mouthed wet ones (sometimes I think you're just trying to eat our faces) and we love it! Still no teeth though, which is good for now, because that would make your kisses hurt! You still babble a lot. Mama has become your favorite thing to say right now.  It seems to happen way more, if only, when you're whining, tired, or upset.  Hey, I'll take it! :-)

You are still a great sleeper and eater.  You're still eating 3 (6 oz) bottles a day, along with stage 2 foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  We just tried a stage 3 dinner Monday night to see how you'd do and you made it about halfway before you refused to eat anymore.  You seem to like puffs (occasionally) and the strawberry yogurt melts.  You've also had some table food (cheerios, potatoes, rice, noodles, cake, shredded cheese) that you liked, but don't want too much of it. I'm sure the doctor will tell us to start more real food when we go for your check up at the end of the week.

You're still in size 3 diapers. 12 month clothing seems to fit best because you have some long legs, but we could probably still squeeze you into 9 months as long as we didn't mind your legs showing. You have lots of hair, more than Aiden or Emma had at this point and it's still the darkest of the 3. I really hope you keep that dark hair!

I'll wrap it here because I know that within what seems like a blink of an eye I'll be back here writing your 10 month post! Happy 9 Months Sweet Girl!

Weight: 20 lbs 9 oz (85th percentile)
Height: 29.13 in (94th percentile)
Head Circumference: 45 cm (81st percentile)

Look at that sassy attitude!! :)

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