These days it seems like every month goes by a little bit quicker than the month before. The more I will time to slow down, the faster you seem to be growing up. The other day I caught myself looking through my phone at pictures from your first few weeks of life. You were so tiny! While I miss seeing you that little, I absolutely love watching you grow and learn every day. I'm amazed by you every single day.
We had your nine month well visit at the doctor's office this week. You weigh 21.3 lbs (75%) and are standing so very tall at 29.5 inches (95%). You get that height from your daddy! You are wearing anything from 12 to 18 months and are still in size 3 diapers. You're growing by the minute, kid!
This was certainly a month of milestones, and you hit a huge one right before you turned 9 months. The week before we celebrated your ninth month of life you took your first steps! We were at your Nana and Papa's lake house visiting with family when you decided to show off your skills for the first time. I caught it on camera, and I'm so happy that I did! I can't believe my little baby is already WALKING!
You are chatting up a storm these days and are so close to saying your first words! As much as I was hoping that first word would be "Mama," I don't think it's going to happen for me. You're much closer to saying Dada, Yaya, and Nana. According to your dad and two grandmothers you have already said their names, but I'm not counting it quite yet. ;)
You now have 6 teeth now, and I love when you flash a big ole' smile to show them off!You are using those teeth of yours to chomp down on some food. You're now strictly on table foods, and you love just about anything I put in front of you. I'm amazed most nights at how much your dinner looks like a toddler meal. It just reaffirms to me how quickly you're growing. Some of your favorite foods include: eggs, spaghetti, mac n cheese, avocado, turkey, sweet potato, and baked beans. You certainly love your carbs. Like Mother like, daughter, right? :)
You spent a ton of time at the lake this month visiting family. You even met some of your family for the first time! We had so much fun making lifelong memories with your aunts, uncles, and cousins. You, little girl, are already such a lake girl! I can't wait to watch you grow up on the water. If you Daddy has his way, you're going to be skiing by the age of three.
We've made some strides in the sleep department. Although you still wake up 3-5 times a night, you are now officially sleeping in your own crib! It was such a hard transition to get you to fall asleep in your crib, but with some hard work and persistence, we did it. Next stop, sleeping through the night! You actually did sleep through the night for the first time ever a few weeks ago. I was crossing my fingers and toes that you had finally turned that corner, but no such luck. We'll get there one day! Mama may be exhausted now, but I know I'll miss these days when they are over.
Some of your favorite things this month include: playing with your dogs, walking around the house holding onto mommy's hand, playing with your toys in your playroom, making a mess, napping in your car seat, getting into anything and everything.
You are one of a kind, Charlie Beth, and Mommy and Daddy are so blessed to call you our little girl. We love you more than you'll ever know! Please don't grow up so fast, ok?