Here are her 9 month stats:
Weight - 19lbs 1oz (54.5%)
Length - 28.5 inches (81%)
Head Circumference - 17 inches (26.5%)
As compared to Xander's at the same age:
Weight - 21 lbs (59%)
Length - 28 inches (43%)
Head circumference - 18.5 inches (91%)
Words in black were written July 10
Words in green were written on July 31
Amelia Jayne turns 9 months on July 24. More things are happening this month!
She's crawling like crazy! She can get anywhere she wants to now. Watch out, world! And watch out baby girl - stairs (and brothers) can be very mean. Luckily she hasn't met up with the stairs yet...as for the brother, that's a different story. :)
She got her sixth tooth not long after this was written. I'm starting to believe she might be working on the seventh one now!! And she's gotten much better about not biting - we had quite a few heart to hearts about that one for sure.
She's much smilier with strangers these days! Maybe she just needed to be able to get around and be independent for those grins to come out. We were at walmart the other day and she gave the biggest grin to the lady greeting us at the door!
Her brother still makes her laugh more than anyone. I sometimes thinks he's too rough with her, but that seems to be when she laughs the most! She loves when he grabs her face to give her a kiss. She just loves when his face is right up against hers!
She says "Dada" and "Daddy" now in reference to David. She certainly knows who her daddy is. She also makes a "k" sound when she sees our cat. I think she's recognizing him too - I always call him kitty kitty. She also signed "all done" for me on Monday! It's the first time she's done that for me and I was very impressed! She meant it, too - she refused to eat anymore of the yogurt I was feeding her at the time. :)
We've added lots of other foods, but her favorite food is still sweet potatoes. We gave her cheerios and have started adding some more chunky pieces of foods, like watermelon and cantaloupe pieces. She's not excited about the textures, but I'm hoping she'll get over that with some practice. We're going to start giving her more finger foods this month. I started her on yogurt which she loves and cottage cheese which she loathes. She continues to dislike textures in her food, so I'm going to work on this over the next month and beyond. I'm continuing to breastfeed and plan to do so until she's a year, or my supply dwindles, whichever comes first.
I'm continuing to work on her sign language. She can now sign "more" and "all done," which highly impresses me. Now that I know she can do those two, I'm working on "milk," "water," "thank you," and "please."
Overall, she is very healthy and so very wonderful! I love that little girl!!