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9 Months

It's hard to believe that in 3 months our beautiful daughter will be 1 year old! How fast time flies (and how quickly she changes).

Here's some updates (on our very big bug):
  • She weighs in at a whopping 20 lb 13 oz (81% percentile) and continues to be VERY long, measuring in at 29.75 inches (98% percentile). Again, we are not sure who she got that gene from.
  • She now not only can get herself down from the standing position but she also has had a few moments when she has stood totally by herself. On Mother's Day she stood for a good 5 seconds all by herself. Daycare tells us that she now uses other kids heads to help herself stand up (sorry!).
  • She can also walk along the couch or another long piece of furniture. Today I was cooking dinner (Callie is often very content playing in the kitchen with "non toys" while I cook) and I looked over and she was pushing the kitchen chair across the floor. I was so excited, I made her do it again so I could video tape it (she was a bit frustrated with me at the end...)

  • She is now very good at waving - although very rarely does she want to do it to say good bye to anyone.
  • She can now clap - which she just thinks is so funny. I often see her in the back seat just giggling and clapping away. She loves the song "If you're Happy and you Know it" and anytime someone starts singing it she just starts clapping away.
  • She continues to be the happiest outside and is often found staring out the window smiling away.
  • She has mastered the sippy cup - although has learned all about dropping it and watching it fall, then complaining when it is on the ground. Yup - lots of fun. Tonight she realized that when she drops broccoli it makes a fun sound. Yup - even more fun. Our pediatrician now tells us we need to give her practice using a real cup, not sure if I'm ready for that mess!
  • The cat will now let Callie crawl over top of her, pull her tail, "brush" her, and all around attack her.
  • She is getting very good at placing toys into things and pulling them back out. She has a little bird house that has a small hole on the top. She is so proud when she gets the birds into the hole and then once all four are in, she pulls them back out. Hours of fun!
  • She loves the playground (although, I haven't quite figured out how to get her to not eat the wood chips). She is now being included with the older kids in her class at daycare when they go outside. She is so happy crawling through the tubes. 

                                                              ;Her favorite place to stand!

    Enjoying the beautiful Seattle weather

    She does not seem to mind textures at all - you cannot contain her on a blanket, she doesn't mind the feeling of grass. One of the classes at daycare had a garden party and she was the only infant who wanted to play in the dirt - that's my girl!

    I decided we would spend a day cleaning up the house - here's Callie's idea of cleaning.....hmmm....not so helpful! Remind me not to ask her to help me to clean anymore.


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