Monday, April 18, 2011

Nine Months Old

Time sure does fly, doesn't it? When you have a new baby, people are always telling you to enjoy is because it doesn't last, and I know that it's true. I don't think I need to hear it, yet it seems like all of a sudden I have a nine month old, not an infant. It's crazy how fast it's happened. I guess as I've gotten older, nine months just isn't a very long time anymore.

But let's face it, a nine month old is a lot more fun than an infant. Alayna keeps us on our toes. A couple days ago she discovered the kitchen cupboards and all their contents. Happy day for her. All those newfound toys! I hope that I can pull one thing out for her and that it will keep her busy while I cook.

I don't have any nine months stats to post because we won't go to the doctor for that appointment for a couple more weeks. But just so we remember, here's what I can tell you:

At nine months, Alayna has 7 teeth. 4 on top, 3 on bottom. She is crawling everywhere, even on the stairs, and she pulls herself to standing all over the place. She hasn't mastered balance well enough to attempt any steps on her own, but I think she's fairly close. (Our other two kids walked at 10 months so we'll see if she's on par with that.) She babbles a lot and I like to think she's starting to know that "ma ma ma" is me and "da da da" is Spencer. That might be wishful thinking.

Did you know we live just a few minutes from the beach? I didn't realize it either till a friend took us to this sandy spot on the nearby creek. Madeleine and Spencer missed it so we will have to go back soon.
This is for Grandma Sandi who sent an Easter package that we all loved! We dived right into it! Thanks Grandma!

P.S. Sorry for the poor picture quality. Remember all I have to work with is the camera on my phone.