Sunday, May 5, 2013

Leia at 9 months

Our girl has so much personality! I love to watch her grow as she gets more and more interactive.

Size: 20 pounds, 8 ounces (85th percentile) and 2'4" (57th percentile). She wears size 9-12 month clothes.

Favorite things: Holding 2 things and banging them together. Books. Kisses. Cheese. Watching the cat. Playing with the mail. Being outside.

Least favorite things: Having her runny nose wiped (she got the sniffles from teething). Being held by strangers (but she's gotten a lot better about it).
Milestones: We can put her down for naps! Hallelujah!! Now we need to work on lengthening, they last 40 minutes max.
She crawled for the first time a few days ago! Since around 8 months she could scoot, lunge and turn around seated, and move some distance without technically crawling.
Teeth #4, #5 and #6 came in. #7 is coming soon, I can see it under the surface.
Leia has figured out how to roll from her back to her tummy (I think she could have a long time ago but just doesn't like being on her tummy). She can also push herself into a seated position from her belly, so when she falls on her back she's no longer stuck there.

Cutest habits: She puts everything on top of her head - toys, books, clothes. Leia will imitate me if I clap or pat my legs. She kisses me on demand if I make a kissy sound, and once in a while she kisses me on the cheek unprompted - best feeling ever! She'll also kiss her doll if I hold it up to her and do the kissy sound. Leia moves her legs when she's having fun - it's pretty cute when she's just sitting there wiggling. She likes when I bounce her in my arms and make her dance... if I stop and she wants to keep going she kind of bounces herself to be like "keep it up mom!" She also "dances" by herself by kind of bouncing when sitting up. Leia is one to make her own rules when it comes to eating...
Firsts: Daddy and Leia went out together for the first time, other than walks around the block. He took her to visit his coworkers a few different times. First time sitting herself up. The other night she was supposed to be sleeping in bed, and when Daddy checked on her she was sitting up. We ordered a video monitor that night! (None of us are ready for her to sleep in the crib, she wakes up too much at night.)
Talents: Clapping - she does it ALL the time. Climbing over Mommy. Riding in the car happily. She signs "more" often. Pulling herself to stand up.

Food: I might stop listing the foods she tries because it's so much - basically anything that's not too hard, chewy or unhealthy. This month she tried pancakes, broccoli and beef (the Chinese dish with sauce), white rice, squash casserole, feta and sheep cheeses, butternut squash with garlic, radish, shredded pork, tofu, tamale casserole (ground beef/salsa/cornbread), roasted red pepper and chicken. Her favorite foods are cheese and avocado.

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