Saturday, April 23, 2011

9 months

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9 month stats:
Weight: 16 pounds 11 ounces (10th percentile)
Height: 27.5 inches (45th percentile)

New this month:
My little buddy.  She is a momma's girl. Man it is cute but it is SO hard to get things done. 

She's into EVERYTHING. She's taken over the house. She loves the kitchen, the stairs, daddy's office and the breakfast room. I cannot get her to stay in the family room very long. She's keeping me on my toes!

6 colds in 9 months. Record? Maybe. This will be her last one. It will. For the whole flipping rest of her life. 

She took 5 steps in a row for the first time on April 9th and has been "walking" ever since. Sometimes she's brave and just goes for it, practically running at her destination until she falls. Other times, she's nervous and wants someone in front of her to catch her after a few steps. Her record is 9 steps.
She LOVES MEN. When we went to see my Grandma Kendell, she screamed. When I gave her to my Grandma Johansen, she cried. I don't even have to give her to my Grandpas and my dad, she reaches out for them and just smiles and flirts and laughs like no other. It is so stinking cute.
She loves to talk when there's something small in the room. Whether it's a cat, dog, bunny, or small child. And it's more like yelling. She likes them to know who's in charge:)

My little cuddle-bug. She is the sweetest baby. I love it when she just randomly crawls up to me, climbs on my lap, and lays her head on my chest. Then she'll look up at me to "check on me," then lay her head back down and do that over and over again.

We have this new game where she puts her whole mouth on my chin and blows. I laugh really hard and then she'll laugh and we'll go back and forth. So funny.

She is starting to throw little "fits" now. If you have food by her and she wants it, she'll cry until you give her some.What a spoiled little child she is.

She's loving games now. Like throwing a toy/paper/item on the ground, you pick it back up, she throws it back down, etc. She laughs SO hard.

She loves these red cups and in the bath, she always tries to take a drink with it full..

and ends up in a coughing fit.
She goes "stinkies" 3-4 times a day. They are small, round, and could knock a person dead from a mile away.

Still sleeps 12 hours at night. Takes 3 one-hour naps at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm.
Happy happy happy. She's always happy. This is my favorite stage (and I've said that at every stage). She is just learning so much, interacting with us, becoming more independent, playing games, showing so much personality, and growing so fast! We can't wait for this summer when we can play outside everyday! Love you Claire-bear.

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Isn't she lovely?


Anonymous said...

Yes, she is lovely. And holy cow, she sleeps SO much! Fara has never done 12 hours! The longest she goes at night is 8-9 hours. And she naps about the same as Claire. You are so lucky! Claire is seriously adorable. And tiny. Fara is the same height at 6 months and weighs a pound more!

Karen said...

She makes my ovaries ache!!! So adorable!

Tawnya said...

She is so beautiful!! My favorite description is of her "stinkies!" Sounds just like my kids!

Eric and Alexis Beus said...

She is such a cutie!! She is just a teensy bit bigger than my 4-month-old! Crazy! I like the "stinkies" thing too. :) Sounds like my baby. P.S. I really like that black and white polka dotted outfit. So adorable!

Sammy said...

so darling! i love the picture of her naked in black in white, so sweet.

Sammy said...

PS I love the "bushel and a peck" print, that is the song I sing to Vi every night before bed! Too cute, I love the wall art you made for her

Steph and Brady said...

She is adorable! Breckyn loves those exact same cups in the tub and loves to drink out of them and choke on the water just like Claire! They are so fun aren't they? She is getting so big!

Jill Revell said...

oh mylanta! she is so dang precious!