This little beauty is NINE MONTHS OLD! She is big and tiny all at the same time. She has all kinds of new tricks. She crawls, pulls up to standing, claps, plays peek-a-boo and waves. Those are the old tricks, though. Now she shakes her head, can stand for five seconds without support, can climb stairs, plays with a baby doll, and sticks out her tongue. I found just how good she can climb stairs when I let her play outside of her playpen this week. She moves fast and knows what she wants. She seems to say hi, but I'm not going to call it her first word just yet. Sometimes she has a lot of personality and sometimes she just stares at you and her surroundings with big eyes.
I'm still nursing her four or five times a day. I've been supplementing my milk with a bottle of formula each day. People! Formula is super expensive and goes really quickly! I bought about ten containers of baby food and then decided that wasn't going to happen. No spoon feeding. No pureed food. She gets a cut up banana or avocado or whatever veggie or fruit I've made for dinner. One of my friends calls it baby led weaning. There is a book, but I haven't read it. I'm just guessing what might be inside and going with that. That's how I roll.
She is wearing a little shirt dress that was Stephen's moms as a baby. It's so sweet. Thanks Dianne for giving it to us (or loaning it until Alex and Josh have kids).
I finally gave her a little hair cut. She had a few extremely long wisps I've been eager to cut them for a few months. I was waiting for her to have some other bits growing in to cover her scalp.