Friday, June 24, 2016

Nine at Nine Months

Caroline's growth between eight and nine months just floors me. She's gone from beginning to crawl to almost walking. She follows directions and soaks in everything around her. She can go from sitting down to standing up without holding on to anything. She'll get between the chair and coffee table and fling herself from one to the other. She has no fear. 

She has two adorable teeth and has gone from sleeping only on her back to sleeping on her stomach with her booty in the air. She is babbling and will imitate sounds. Ryan swears he got a "dada" the other day, but I'm not sure I believe him! She understands so much. We are working on a few baby sign language sings and I can tell the wheels are turning. She may have given me the "more" sign during lunch yesterday. Not sure if she meant to do it or not!

Nine at nine months...

Mobile - it seems that as soon as you got your crab crawling down you immediately moved on to standing. You're cautious and will squat up and down. You haven't tried to take a step yet but it's just a matter of time now.

Funny - You are a ham-bone! You love to make us laugh. Your newest trick is dipping your head into my chest in pretend shyness and then popping up with a grin. You've also started a new type of smile. You squish up your nose and get this long, wide grin and your whole body tenses up. You clap when you find something funny and stick out your tongue. It's the cutest thing!

Explorer - you are the most inquisitive little thing. Appliances in the kitchen are so exciting to you. When the door to the fridge is open you make a beeline to see what's inside. And I've pulled you off the dishwasher door too many times to count! You have a particular knack for grabbing for knives in the utensil basket. Keeping me on my toes!

Paci-stealer You'll work so hard to get to Duncan, give him a big smile and then immediately reach for his paci. Fortunately, he doesn't seem to love them like you do. You have such a tender little heart too. When he cries you stop and look at him and seem to want to comfort him. I pray you two will be the best of friends and thick as thieves.

Foodie - my summer eating goal is to eat half as good as you do, Caroline! You had watermelon for the first time at the Peds Welcome Party this week and you loved it. Other new foods include corn, peaches and pears.

Curious - when Facetiming with Daddy or Siggi you routinely reach for the phone and flip it over to examine the backside. We always say, "Siggi's in her box." The carseat buckle is fascinating as in anything that Duncan is doing (especially if a paci is nearby!).

Climber - the other day I was nursing Duncan on the sofa and watched as you scouted your little wooden stool over to the coffee table. You proceeded to climb onto the stool and were almost on the coffee table before I intervened! You also love to try and climb into the dishwasher (notice that foot up on the door in the picture above!).

Happy - when something pleases you you'll stop and clap. You continue to be a little social butterfly and love being around other babies and bigger children. When we are short on a play date we call for the cutest friend we know... that baby in the mirror!

Sweet as peaches

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