Addi Jane -
This month has been filled with so many firsts! You crawl, go from laying down to sitting, say mama and dada, wave, clap and are eating some "people" food. It is crazy how much has changed this month. You do not seem like a baby at all, which is both sad and exciting for me. You are still happy most of the time and love being around people. You especially love kids and other babies and love watching them. You smile and laugh when we walk past people at the store or whenever people come to our house. Your scrunched up nose and big gummy smile is adorable!
You've always been in the upper percentile for height and weight until this month. We were a little surprised when we went to the doctor for your nine month appointment and you had only gained a few ounces and didn't get any taller. The doctor was a little concerned so we have to go back in a few weeks to see if you've gained weight. I'm guessing it's a combination of you being sick this month and being so distracted and not wanting to nurse as much. While your self hasn't grown much you've gotten so much more hair this month and I love it! I can't wait until I can put a bow in it or better yet a pony tail!
You finally are using the big bathtub and it makes bathtime much easier for us. You love splashing and kicking in the water and get excited when I just say it's time for a bath. You love the water! You don't even mind when we dump water on your head and are happy to spend time in there.
Sadly you got sick again this month. Thankfully not as close to as bad as before, but you had a bad cold, were super congested and even had a little fever. It lasted about a week so we were stuck at home most of the days. The only good thing about you being sick is you give me lots and lots of cuddles which I do miss!
You've always loved your daddy but this month you really really love him. You now give him lots of hugs and kisses too. Whenever I say daddy is home you get so excited and you reach for him and want to play with him all the time. He loves tossing you around, taking you outside and being silly with you.
This month has been so much fun to watch you turn into this little girl with a big personality. It's so exciting to watch you learn new things and although I get sad that you are growing up so fast, I look forward to new stages and new things to do together. I say it all the time, but I still have days where I look at you and can't believe you are my daughter. We love your happy, cute, silly and wild little self and are lucky to be your parents!
P.S. It is getting so hard to take your pictures these days! I try bribery of food, jumping up and down, your daddy's help . . . it is hard work!