Oh my sweet girl, I can hardly believe that you are nine months old already! Time is going by way too fast and no matter how I try, I can’t seem to get it to slow down. You’ve developed a very predictable routine over the last couple of months–you wake up close to six, take naps at nine and one, and you are most definitely ready for bed by seven. You are eating three meals a day now and seem to really enjoy food. At some meal times you can out-eat your brother. He better watch out, because you don’t mess around when it comes to meal time.
Like most children, you love being outside. We have had some really nice days the last month and we’ve been on walks, taken trips to the park, and just hung out in the yard, you love it all. You love to swing and you seem to be perfectly content hanging out on a blanket and watching the world go by. There are so many things to see and talk to!
Speaking of talking, you’ve perfected your da-da-da and seem to use it for just about everything, until you get mad (which rarely ever happens). When you are mad all you can say is ma-ma-ma-ma. You seem to be talking a lot though and there is a lot of inflection in your voice, which is fun to hear.
You have such a happy personality and sometimes I just can’t believe how much you smile, giggle and laugh. When you get excited you start twirling your hands and kicking your feet. And you have the best “cheese” face I have every seen. You grin and squint and make an “eeee” sound that is just precious beyond words. You aren’t moving too much yet and I’m ok with that. You roll some, sit with easy and can bend in ways I can only imagine bending. Sometimes you bend so far forward that you end up on your belly.
This month we celebrated your first Easter and birthdays of your brother, cousin and great grandfather, took your first trip to the golf course and first train ride. You aren’t sleeping through the night, but your sleep has improved. The last month was relatively healthy too! You’ve created your own little spot in this family of ours and I am so grateful that you have.
We love you baby girl. More that you will ever know.