Monday, May 25, 2009

Nine Months Old!

I can't believe that my baby girl was born nine months ago today! She is getting so big, and she's learning so much everyday.

In the last month, she's learned to crawl and she's learned to stand. About a week after she started crawling she started trying to lift herself up from a crawling position to standing, but she still hasn't accomplished it yet. She has (very) recently learned to stand up and creep along the couch. This is all amazing to me because there is one thing she absolutely will not do. She won't roll over. She can roll over, but she won't do it. If she's sitting up and suddenly falls back, she won't roll over to crawl. She just lays there. But it's frustrating because she knows how to do it!

I don't have a real prediction on how long it will be until she walks, but I will say this: I'm not rushing it. With Wyatt I was so excited when he started walking (at 8 months, 26 days), but I'd be happy if she just crawled for awhile. I am not eager to be outnumbered by my walking toddlers!

Her little babbles are quickly turning into words. Right now she has "Mama" and "Dada" down, and she uses them appropriately. She also says "Baba" and "Didi" which really aren't words, but those are some of her grandparents names! I don't think she uses those correctly though. She absolutely loves to babble, and I think she's going to be a little talker for sure.

Right now we're attempting a nap in her crib...which I haven't really been enforcing. She sleeps in her swing in her room most days, but she's going to get too big for that soon. I'm just hoping she continues to take a long nap, because she's been taking 2 to 3 hour naps in the swing. She's still sleeping through the night, but very recently she's decided she doesn't want to go back to sleep when she wakes up around 6:30. She used to just come to bed with me and fall back asleep! Hopefully this is just a phase!

It's a little out of focus, but here she is creeping along the couch!
Playing in her exersaucer this morning at 10:07 when she turned 9 months old!
Waiting for some lunch this afternoon!

1 comment:

  1. K has been waking up and not going back to sleep as well. I shortened his naps and that really helped (though now he is awake at 6:30 as opposed to 5:30). I can't believe she still tolerates the swing. K would crawl out.