Mar 3, 2011

9 Months - Baltimore, MD - February 2011

NOTE TO READER: It is getting more and more difficult to take this little lady's monthly picture!
"Mom stop taking my picture!"
"No for real, I'm not looking at the camera anymore!"
"If I could just crawl..."
"I'm out of here!"
"...oooh this blanket is soft..."
"Wait... What was I doing?"

I can't believe our little girl is already 9 months old.
Monkey Brand New
Monkey 1 Month
Monkey 2 Months
Monkey 3 Months
Monkey 4 Months
Monkey 5 Months
***6 month picture MIA***
Monkey 7 Months
Monkey 8 Months
Monkey 9 Months

Here are her new stats:
Weight: 15lbs 3 ozs (3rd %)
Length: 26 1/2 inches (23rd %)
Head Circumference: 42 centimeters (2nd %)

Her advances this month are more mental rather than motor skills although she's becoming increasingly more confident in her strength with regard to standing and moving around on her belly. Still not crawling, but she is doing this really funny butt scooting that makes us think that she just might skip crawling all together. She has 5 teeth and it looks like the next one or two are going to arrive any day now.

She's starting to develop a bit of stranger anxiety when we go places like play group, but once we've been there a little while she warms up and is a little more social. She has also started crying when you leave her room at night. She only cries for a little while before she falls asleep, but it still breaks my heart.

She's starting to grasp object permanence and cause and effect which is really fun. If she drops a cherio rather than just picking up the next one on her tray, she actually looks for the one she dropped. She also has figured out that she can use objects as tools. For example if she can't reach something she'll pick up a book or toy in order to move what she wants within reach. She's a pretty smart cookie!

She is truly a gift from God and we continue to me amazed at how our love for her grows each day.

Till next time,
Bon Voyage!

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