Wednesday, August 24, 2011

9 Months

Audrey Marie, you are 9 months today.  You are also amazing.  For the first 6 to 7 months of your life you fussed and cried 80 to 90% of the time, honestly.  I admit, some of it was likely due to reflux that was hard to diagnose.  Some of it though was just you.  But know you grin so often, we hear lots of giggles, and you are just content.  Admittedly, you prefer to still be very close to me and you are alwas eager to be in someone's arms.  Latedly it does not matter who that someone is.  At your sister's school's family night, you let two teachers carry you around the room.  One of them was Celia's teacher from last year, Ms. Donna, who you have always liked.  That is amazing to me as you turned your nose up at most people for many, many months.  But now we can honestly say that you are a sweety.  You love to give hugs and to cuddle.  You have warmed up to your Grandparents and to your Mom Mom too.

So what are you up to?  You are cruising furniture and crawling everywhere.  You can also travel between furniture (coffee table to couch, etc).  You can push an walker around the room very slowly.  You like to push your leapfrog table around the room.  A couple weeks ago you pushed it from the living room to the kitchen.  You like to climb and you are able to climb stairs, so the baby gate is up!  Last week you were able to get over your aversion of picking food up and putting it in your mouth.  For awhile there you thought I was crazy when I tried to put food in your hands to feed yourself.  The texture and feel of it just was not for you!  You are able to say no with your head, you shake it back and forth and it is very cute. 

Clothes and Diapers.  Well diapers are the same.  You still can wear all of your 3 to 6 month clothes but we are able to put on some 6 to 9 month clothes now, yeah!!  I think you weigh around 17 lbs.  We will see at your doctors appointment next week.

Things you have done.  You have been swimming a few times, gone to the beach, visited a few gardens, and had some fun times with Grandma, Grandpa, and Mom Mom.

As far as food goes, I have been giving you most foods except for those on the high allergen list and of course oats and butternut squash which you are allergic to.  You loved applesauce muffins Mom Mom made and you still love green and yellow squash and cantaloupe.  You are also enjoying yogurt and love peas.  For breakfast you eat the whole milk plain yogurt with some fruit and quinoa.

So I am happy that you are enjoying life a lot more lately but I am sad because 9 months marks only 3 months left for Mommy.  I start back to work the week of Thanksgiving and it is breaking my heart little girl.

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