February 16, 2011

9 months

Wow, 9 months old! I can't believe it. Here is a photo and video extravaganza:

You had your first ear infection a couple of weeks ago. When you stopped eating I finally took you in to see the nurse. As soon as she started to look in your left ear you burst into tears. So hard for me to see you in pain. We started you on antibiotics that afternoon and the change was almost instantaneous. We had our happy girl back. I hated giving you antibiotics, but it was out of necessity. You took amoxicillin, which I am allergic to, so we watched you closely for any reactions. You are never a fan of medicine, but you took it like a champ (getting much praise and applause when you finished). It is such a relief to see you being your silly happy self again. I didn't know you were hurting so badly, it is hard to tell us how you feel when you can't speak!

This last month has been fun, even though you were sick for a small chunk of it. I know I say it all the time, but you are changing more and more every minute.

Playing with leftover ribbon from Great Grandma Nana's birthday. Guess we don't need to buy expensive toys!

All dressed up for the SAG awards

Lovin on Auntie Em. Notice the ruffle butt that I enjoy putting on over your pants. Nani may think I'm strange, but I'm a sucker for a good ruffle butt.

9 month Ugly Doll photo! Showing off your teeth and your goofy personality.

You are getting so close to crawling. You reach for things juuuuust out of your reach and then go to your tummy from sitting, but you just haven't figured out how to move forward. You scoot all over in circles and backward. We can't leave you sitting by yourself for too long or you might get into trouble!


A bit blurry, but cute nonetheless!

Be proud of that belly!

This turned out blurry, but I thought it was so sweet. I was trying to get a picture of the two of us, but in every one you are looking at me with I love you Mom eyes!

Growing up too fast with your cute piggies

Bath time faux hawk

You are always crossing your ankles...little lady

Your love for music grows and grows. You love every song, doesn't matter who sings it. You like a good beat so I just bought you some cool maraca toys and a tambourine! You love to shake shake shake! Here is a video of you watching Darlene Love on the David Letterman show. This is Papa's favorite performance every year and you guys watched it over and over together. Usually you would clap and smile, especially when the snow starts falling, but we weren't able to capture your biggest reactions on film. Mostly you are just mesmerized!

You love love love bath time! Here are a couple videos of you and your love for the tub!

What can I say about my girl? Every age seems to be my favorite. You are so aware of everything around you (which makes nursing a little difficult). It is crazy to see you understanding and reacting to things we say and do. Soon you will be crawling, walking, talking, I can't believe it!

Oh, you are a waving fiend! It is very deliberate (much like your kisses) and is usually just one arm straight up in the air. It is a welcome greeting morning and night. You wave at your "friends", the mobile above your bed with Mr. Owl, Mr. Squirrel, Mr. Fox, and Mr. Raccoon. I don't know why they are all male. You wave at them every morning and we thank them for a good sleep (even when its not so good).

There is so much more to say, but I just cannot fit all of your loveliness onto the page. I am working on a few posts about the earlier months of your life, but it will take some work to select only the best photos and videos as I have so very many.

And here is a little video of you with your daddy. I dressed you up to watch the SAG Awards! This was while you weren't feeling well, hence the occasional baby yelling. Before I started filming Daddy was getting big giggles out of you, but you are always distracted by Mom and the camera!

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