Thursday, October 15, 2009

9 Months Old!

Carl and I cannot believe our sweet little baby is 9 months old. It seems like just yesterday that she was born and now she is 3/4 of a year old! Everyone tells you that it goes fast but until it is your baby you don't really get it. Evie is having her 9 month pictures made this weekend. Her 9 month check-up is on Tuesday.

Evie Facts:

Evie wears a Size 3 diaper and is wearing some 12 month clothes. She weighs about 19 or 20 pounds.

She eats two or three meals a day and one or two snacks. Evie likes boiled chicken, Ritz crackers and pasta. Her favorite snacks are Puff's and Gingersnaps. She is still eating Stage 2 but I just picked her up a few Stage 3 at Target. It seems like the selection really dwindles at Stage 3 probably because they can eat whatever as long as it cut in small pieces. Evie nurses every 4 or 4.5 hours and tries really hard to use a sippy cup with water. She gets enough to satisfy her thirst but not as much as if she took a bottle.

Evie takes two great naps a day. She goes down about 9 and 1 and sleeps for 1.5 - 2 hours most days. Her night sleeping is improving slowly but surely.

Evie loves to climb and manipulate her way around the house. She thinks it's really fun to climb into cabinets and finds toliet paper very interesting. She crawls from room to room and chases after me if I leave the room. Her favorite activity is getting into electrical cords. She thinks they are really cool so I spend a lot of time distracting her.

She loves other children and likes to get super close to them. Evie may need to learn about personal space when she gets older because she will put her fingers in your mouth and check out your eyes closely. Other babies find her hair very interesting and always want to check out her bow. She does not mind as long as they do not pull her hair that makes her a little upset and she crawls to me for a cuddle.

Evie has not been sick yet and we still do not have any teeth. She very rarely cries now unless she is tired. Evie pulls on her hair and ears when she is ready to take a nap.

Evie is so ticklish and will giggle like crazy if you tickle her belly. She loves things that are a little different and will smile at you in amazement. She enjoys going to stores where she can ride in the cart but will only last about an hour at the mall.

We are having so much fun with her and cannot believe she has been here almost as long as she grew inside of me. Carl and I feel so thankful to have such a wonderful daughter and we fall more in love with her each day. She is the best thing that ever happened to us and we feel blessed to be her parents.

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