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Monday, June 4, 2012
Baby Cream: 9 Months Old
My little Cream is a growing, growing girl. This past week she turned 9 months old! It is fun to remember where I was last summer awaiting her arrival and now she is just a natural part of our little family.
Cream, or Goose, as we like to call her, is still immobile for the most part. She can spin in a 360 on her tummy on the floor and has learned to launch herself onto people, mainly me. I can tell that she is trying to figure out how to move, but when she is on the floor and sees me watching she quickly gives up and just sits there hollering for me. She uses her upper body to pull herself up and will stand next to something for a little time before crashing. It is almost like she thinks she should skip over crawling and go right to walking. Just wait until she figures out how fast she can move around on all fours. Although she cannot propel herself, she is not very content at being put in anything anymore. She even gets mad at me when I put her in her car seat.
She has also taken to shouting. She will be sitting on the floor or in her high chair and yell very loudly. It is usually a bid for someone's attention. It amuses me greatly to hear how loudly that little person can yell. She has also started to say "ba." She will sit there and say it over and over in lots of different ways.
Our sleep training paid off and she rarely needs us to go down stairs during the night. With sleeping through the night comes early morning wake ups, but I will take that over interrupted night sleep. Mr. Cherry thinks that she has figured out that if she gets up early she gets some alone time with just momma.
She is a proficient spiter and we are trying to work on not spiting at the diner table. She is learning all kinds of new tricks like clapping and waving.
This is such a fun age as you watch them learn new things almost daily. Cream sits there checking out her world and just trying to figure it all out.
We had her in for her 9 month check-up and all is looking good. Even her clogged tear duct has cleared up over the past month. (A relief for this momma for sure.)
She now measures:
height: 27.5 inches (49%)
weight: 19 lbs 7 oz (61%)
head: 17.9 inches (88%)