Monday, January 7, 2013

9 months!

I can't believe you've officially been 'out' as long as you were 'in,' baby girl! You have learned a ton this month, and you continue to light up our world. What did we ever have to talk about you, angel? I don't even know! We're so very in love with you.

I didn't realize how dark/shadowy these pictures were when I was taking them since
I had all of 30 seconds of attention span to get them done in ;) Whoops. Sorry about that!

as soon as a bow goes in...
this happens.
just as precious without!
my smiley baby!
busy body, no time for pictures!
ruffles & leopard <3

At NINE months old:
  • Your sleep schedule is essentially the same, but you have been WAY off this month with your night sleep due to your first ear infection, teething, and now a cold. It has been rough, and I'm ready to get back on track with that! Please make it easy on us?
new way of sleeping
  • Thankfully, with the exception of a few days, your napping is still the same.
  • You are becoming less interested in bottles by the day. The only one you drain, no problem, is at bedtime. The rest you dilly-dally around with and sometimes finish or sometimes don't. You, my little lady, will NOT miss bottles! ;)
  • You are eating 3 meals of solids (which you LOVE) now! We still mostly do purees because you choke 3 out of 5 times on finger foods. You're just not quite ready. Hopefully we can make some headway with that soon!
  • You have your 2 bottom teeth and you're cutting your top 2 incisors! 
  • You are a full-time crawler now, and you don't have time to sit and play with toys or roll around on the floor anymore! You are on the go constantly...busy, busy, busy! You can now smoothly transition from crawling to sitting as well.
  • You have also started pulling up and climbing on EVERYTHING, stable or not. I can't take an eye off of you or your bonking your head on something! You started pulling up within the week of crawling.
  • Due to this newfound busy-ness, we've started giving you some play time in your pack & play which you are doing great with! You're so content to play with toys there. Good girl, Pea!
  • You like to be standing, but the balance isn't quite there yet. We're all predicting you're going to take some tumbles to get this one figured out!
  • The safest place for you to be is your walker, which you adore! You run all over the place and maneuver it around every corner like a pro.
  • You have learned to wave and clap! Both are ADORABLE! You've also added a few other tricks to your bag like sticking your tongue out and rolling your lips.
just another of your funny keep us laughing!
  • You are still our little chatterbox, and this month you added 'mama' and the occasion 'dada' to the mix! YAY JAQSY PEA! I'll pretend you know what you're saying.
  • We put you back in the infant tub for baths, and it was the best thing we could have done. No more fighting your rolling and everything else! You're back to LOVING stay in until the water goes cold and even then, you aren't necessarily ready to get out!
baths for the win!
  • I've all but given up on the idea of you ever wearing bows. (See above, ha!) You'll keep the clip-in ones on for about 45 seconds, but a headband? Absolutely NOT! Thank goodness you have a gorgeous head of hair :)
  • Speaking of that, your hair has really grown lately! It's gotten quite a bit longer in the back and it continues to lighten up!
  • You've still got those beautiful, sparkly blue eyes, too!
  • You had your FIRST CHRISTMAS! Ah, so much fun. You made it so special for us, and I know it will just get better and better every year!
  • You have got to be the least cuddly baby on the PLANET. After your bedtime bottle, you'll lay your little head down for about 30 seconds...MAYBE a minute if we're lucky, and that's it. You will not be rocked or swayed to sleep, that's for sure! When you were sick, we got ONE day of cuddles, so we'll take it! The only positive of the sickies!

  • You still weigh about 19 pounds; I haven't gotten a good measurement on you lately, but judging by your pants, I think you've grown some! You don't go back to the pedi until one year (WHAT?!) so I guess I won't know for sure for awhile.
  • You wear 9-12 month clothes & size 3 in shoes.
  • Still in size 3 diapers during the day & size 4 at night.

Jaqsy girl, you are our angel. You are the sweetest blessing imaginable, and I'm so thankful for all that you bring to our lives. Life is GOOD!


Mateya said...

She's just so precious! Love her little smiles. That bath picture is too cute! :)

It seems like just yesterday we were anxiously awaiting these little ones' arrivals and now they're crawling?! Doesn't seem possible!

Anonymous said...

Jaqsy Girl you have definately brought SUNSHINE to our lives!! We love you sooo VERY much!! AND, your mom and dad are doing a GREAT job with you...not sure how they will ever discipline you as they think everything you do is funny and we are laughing right along with them!! LOL Love Grammie

Emily Marie said...

She is just darling!!! I love, love her pink ruffle butt outfit...nothing better then ruffles on a lil baby tush:)

Beth Ann said...

Every time I read these monthly posts I think about how similar she sounds to Holden! The bottle thing, the no cuddling thing...both totally him! Oh and the ridiculously adorable part...definite similarity. ;) She is SO cute. Love love love her.

Ketrin Jones said...

ah I just love her & this new blog layout. I want to hurry up and get married so I can have a little beeebeee!

Meredith said...

She is SO precious! I love seeing pictures of her sweet face! It's also fun to find out what we get to look forward to in the upcoming months! :)

Katie @ Chronicles of KT said...

She is so so cute!! I love that pink outfit it is so precious!!!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Such a great update! I love those series of pictures of her! haha Too cute!

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