I feel like a broken record, but HONESTLY where is the time going?!?! My baby is 9 months old, and I can't even believe it!! She is one strong little critter and learning so many new things everyday!
What you've been up to lately, Lila:
*Sleeping 12 hours a night from between 7:30-8:30 until 7-8am. You still take two naps a day, your morning nap is usually taken in your car seat as we are pretty busy each morning, but you use your crib for your afternoon naps for the most part. You can still fit in your little lamb swing, so when you fall asleep in your car seat, I just plop you in your swing and you go right back to sleep.
*You are eating three BIG meals per day. You love all of the baby food (although carrots don't agree with you very well), and so we are moving onto table food. You love diced tomatoes, any kind of cheese, crackers, bread, pinto beans, ground beef, ground turkey, spaghetti noodles, diced chicken, bananas, and of course Gerber puffs.
*You are starting to try to feed yourself, but I have to let go a little and let you make a mess.
*You are only getting formula in your bottles now and don't seem to care. You drink about 4 5-ounce bottles per day, but some days you don't even want that much...I try!
*You pull up on EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING!!!
*You try your hardest to get yourself in your bouncy seat, but can't figure out why you land head-first each time.
*You are getting to be quite the fast crawler! Your daddy gets distracted by the tv and has to chase you all over the house. You love to crawl back and forth between your play room and your toy area in the living room.
*You still love Chevy, and he is still so patient with you as you pull on his ears, face, tail, and hair.
*You and Karsyn still love playing with each other and got to celebrate the Halloween festivities together with your new friend, Brody.
*"Dada" is still your favorite word, but you will say "mama" when you want something from me. You also say what sounds like "Lila" and you say "Nana" too, which your Nana will be happy to hear! Right now, you're working on your /b/ sound.
*You learned how to clap your hands last month and love to show it off. Whenever you feed yourself a spoon of your baby food you clap afterwards. You also clap anytime you hear someone say "yay."
*You LOVE to splash water all over the place in your bathtub, which makes for a very messy bath time...but, it's so cute that it doesn't even matter!
*You were a pink poodle and a tennis player for your first Halloween. You had a ton of fun dressing up and visiting with your friends this past weekend.
*You love to give me kisses. You grab my cheeks with your hands and bring my face to yours. It's the most precious thing that you've done yet! Your slobbery kisses NEVER get old! Keep 'em coming!
*You are starting to wave hello and bye-bye. It's more like a big arm motion than a wave, but you're learning.
*You are starting to understand the word, "no" and hear it quite a bit now that you are exploring anything and everything.
*You still fall asleep in your jumperoo quite often. It's so adorable when you do!
*You are still in size 3 diapers, and will be for a while longer, little squirt! You are wearing 9m clothes, anything from 3-9m dresses, 9m pajamas, and 6m pants. My perfect little 50th percentile baby :) You make clothes shopping for future sizes very easy!
It is so much fun to watch you explore your surroundings more and more each day. You are getting so independent and already don't want much help in getting around. Standing is still your favorite thing, but will you please hold off on the walking until at least February, thanks! We love you sweet baby Lila Boo!
Here are some pics from our home 9-month photo shoot: