-At her 9 month appt, she was 75% for height, 30% for weight, and 50% for head. She currently wears 6-9 month and 12 month clothing. Size 2 shoes.
-She surprised us at Christmas by walking her little push toy. We didn't know she could do that.
-She is so active. She is a very fast crawler and sometimes she reminds me of a little spider. She cruises all around furniture and basically gets around. She loves to be in the action too.
-Praise God, she started sleeping through the night, only like a week ago. But I already feel much more rested. Consequently, her eating has improved too. When she was still doing night feedings, she was not so interested in nursing or solids during the day. Now she loves both.
-She has taken 2 steps at a time, but doesn't go further than that. So, I think we will have an official "walker" in a few weeks.
-I can eat dairy now, but I had ice cream last night and she was pretty fussy today, so I think more creamy dairy like that still affects her a little. But I'm very glad she seems to be outgrowing this. Caffeine still affects her.
-She is into toilets, trashcans, and diaper pails these days. Sigh.
-She is starting to obey "no, no" sometimes. She has finally given up on the dog food.
-She really loves mama right now, especially if she gets hurt or is fussy. However, she gets very excited to see Caleb when he gets home from work. It's pretty darn cute.
-She also says "mama" now and I love it, because Emerson didn't say mama til he was 1. And she definitely associates it with me. I got a massage today (thanks, hubby!) and while I was gone, Caleb said she kept asking for me saying "mama" repeatedly. "Dada" was her first word, however. She has possibly said "dog" and "bubba", but I'm not totally convinced.
-She can point out some objects in books. She loves to point in general :)
-She is not one for kissing lately, but some mornings, after I get her out of bed and feed her, she'll give me a great, big kiss and I soak it up!!
-She recently got both top front teeth, so she now has 4. I think she is working on the ones beside her top front two, though.
-She hates taking medicine. Loathes it.
-She is very mischievous. Pesters brother. Determined to get into the toilet. And get this... the other day, after I sucked her nose (she's been sick since Thanksgiving), I picked her up to comfort her and she deliberately grabbed my hair and pulled it! And when I moved my hair, she started looking for my earrings to pull!! She knows those are both "no, no's" so she was purposely trying to get even with me! I didn't know whether to laugh or worry about how full our hands will be with this girl! Oh, dear.
-She is still a mini-me. I can't tell you how many times I have heard these exact words: "She looks JUST like you!!"
Ok, I think this is a long enough list. We are having lots of fun with our two littles these days. We do have the sharing disputes and picking on each other issues, but we are also enjoying having an older baby and the freedoms that come along with it. My heart bursts with love for my babies and I can't believe they are growing right before my eyes. Am I really about to have a 1 and 3 year old? I'm baffled. I'm blessed. Here are some pics!
|Lyla's First Snow... She didn't quite know what to think.|
|Look at me, mom!|
|The dog crate is always a favorite among kids this age :)|