Nine months, Amelia!
Let's see...at nine months, she:
-isn't consistently pulling up, but not for lack of trying. I find her standing up in her bed occasionally. it ALWAYS startles me!
-waves "Hi" and "Bye-bye", but it kind of looks like "gimme"...or "milk" if you know any sign language.
-is sort of learning some signs. i've tried a few different signs but basically does her wave/"milk" sign for everything--waving, more, food, etc...
-still nurses 3-4 times a day (so so thankful for this), but is pretty much OVER baby food. she likes finger food and plenty of it, though she greatly prefers whatever we are having. current favorites are peas, cheese, banana, and anything of the bread or cracker persuasion. she loved cheerios for a while, but I think I bought too big of a box, because she just shouts at them and doesn't eat them anymore. :(
- speaking of the shouting...she shouts all.the.time. just general yelling at high volume. it's not exactly complaining, it's more for attention or to just hear it herself, I think. it gets pretty old. she needs to work on a new skill.
-she's still a bit on the peanut side...16lb 3oz at her check up. I really thought she was up to 17, but I guess all that crawling burns up the baby food.
-takes a huuuuge morning nap (on good days)--it's about 3 hours. which is great, but on days when we just can't be at home in the morning, the rest of the day she is such a grump. afternoon naps are hit or miss, but that's ok because we are usually out and about at least part of the the time that Sam spends at school.
-has many nicknames: Mimi, Meems, Meemers, Mimi-Mae, Piglet, Hoglet, Sissy, many others...
-LOVES to play "chase" of any sort. my favorite iteration is when she crawls into a corner and rams her head into the wall over and over because she's so excited to be "caught".
-still wears a size 2 diaper. works for me, there's more in the box!
-wears 12 month clothes for length, but jeans are ridiculously big around the waist, so I try to stick to leggings and longer shirts. It's so much easier with a girl--Marcus was this way too, and I had the hardest time putting clothes on him. Sam...did not have this problem. He was my very round baby.
-is so so so loved. the boys just dote on her and she loves them for it. she demonstrates this by grabbing their skin and hair, and by licking their faces. sweet. really.