Friday, February 09, 2007

Nine months

Baby girl is now nine months old. Here are some pictures for your enjoyment:

Do these pictures mean that she sleeps all the time? Oh, how I wish that were so. No, it’s simply easier to take a good picture of her sleeping because she’s not a moving target. I only have a handful of good pictures of her awake right now. Most of them have part of her head cut off or are out of focus like this:

(Side note to hubby: This is why I want a digital SLR camera! So I can take good pictures and not have to deal with the dreaded shutter lag of a regular digital camera. I shoot everything in action mode just to speed it up, but it’s still slow. Also, she anticipates the flash when the infrared autofocus beam goes out, so it’s harder to get a picture of her sweet smile. Kim, back me up here, please.)

So what fun things is she doing now? She is crawling everywhere and pulling up on everything and just busy busy busy. She will also pull up on something and let go and just stand there, and her balance is already better than mine so surely cruising and walking aren’t far behind. She’s not exactly talking, but she will make cute little noises and when she’s really upset she’ll say “ma ma ma ma ma.” She has discovered how to scream and she can do it very loudly, always followed with a big smile, as if she is delighted by the sound. When she sees me cringe, she does it even louder, so I try not to react when that noise starts in the hopes that she will grow bored and stop.

She finally cut two teeth this month and between teething and wanting to be constantly on the move, is fully in the throes of the dreaded nine month sleep regression (go here to read more about sleep regressions). And we won’t even mention the separation anxiety. Good times. But all in all, she’s an absolute delight and I wouldn’t trade her for all the sleeping babies in the world.

Her brother is quite proud of her too. At daycare the other day I had her in the carrier and I set it on the ground while I talked to the teacher. A little boy the same age as Braden came over and started playing with her feet and talking to her. Braden let the boy linger for a few seconds and then said, “Ok, that’s enough.” The little boy ignored him and started playing with Kelsey’s hands, so Braden said more forcefully, “OK, I said that’s enough!” The little boy still ignored him so Braden started to try to push him away and the teacher and I had to intervene. God help her when she starts dating.


Blogger KatyaR said...

My girl's getting so big--I can't believe it!

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Meira (comments AT voirdire DOT org) said...

Wow. Nine months already. Why does it have to go so fast?!?! (Although lord knows it seems slow when they're not sleeping, lol!)

Too cute!

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Carolyn said...

She is soooo cute! There is nothing, but nothing sweeter looking than a sleeping baby! She's precious!

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Kim said...

OH my goodness! That protective brother story is that must be written down in the scrapbook.
Missy, you MUST, I repeat, MUST have a digital SLR in order to adequately document the growth and change happening in your family. This is not merely a want, but rather a NEED! Please take care of this as soon as possible. (did that help?) LOVE YA!

10:12 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

She looks like an angle in those pictures, surely what you write about busy and all CAN'T be true--lol! And the protective brother...hope that lasts, it will come in handy one day.

3:54 AM  
Blogger Procrastiknitter said...

Wow, she's getting so big! Congrats!

9:34 PM  

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