Sunday, March 28, 2010

9 months

3/4 of a year old! Where did the time go? And why can't I remember how tiny she actually was at birth?! Spring cleaning this week led to putting away outfits (to save) from the past 9 months and I really can't remember holding a 4lb 15 oz baby who fit into premie clothes!! This month brought a few new things and mastering a few old things.
  • Standing
  • Clapping
  • Waving to anyone and everyone
  • Asking for more by holding her hand out
  • Closing her mouth tightly when she's done eating something
  • Shaking her head no if she doesn't want something
  • Sleeping 11 hours straight in her crib (this is more of a feat for mommy though, I really enjoyed having her in my bed and close by)
  • Can almost get herself into a sitting position from laying down
  • Rolling across the room to get places
  • Pets the dogs and mimics them when they are panting
  • Whines when you take something away from her (sooo cute but I'm sure in a few months I'll be tired of it! ha!)

She's tried a few new foods and so far the only thing she doesn't like is Cod (fish) and carrots, which is fine because we don't care for those things either. She loves asparagus stalks, so easy to hold and the tops are so soft they fall apart in her mouth.

Cheese quesadillas are her most favorite snack though, and I must admit that they are so helpful while I make dinner. She can't bite them yet (still no teeth poking out) but she pretty much sucks them to death.

She's also tried the new Starbucks baby food! Not because we're that posh, but because we have "connections". It is wonderful for adding flavor to oatmeal, but it is too runny for just plain eating. Although in a pinch, I'm sure it would work.

Kaylee and I suffered through sinus infections at the start of the month. I got it first (I blame the walmart shopping cart for the germs) and then poor little girl caught it a few days later. It was her first and only illness in her 9 months so I can't complain. Gotta hand it to the goodness of breastmilk!

Hopefully month 10 will bring some teeth!! I can feel them coming, they're just being stubborn.

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During the last few weeks of pregnancy, Kate listened to Brad Paisley's new song "Then". She didn't just listen to it a few times, she obsessively played the song on repeat, learned every word, and sung it at the top of her lungs while driving. Then one day a few weeks after Kaylee was born, Kate was driving with Kaylee by themselves. Kaylee began to cry...then scream. It didn't matter how much Kate reassured her, pulled over to make sure something wasn't wrong, or attempted to hold the pacifier in place with one arm backwards while driving. It finally occurred to Kate that maybe Kaylee wants mommy to sing to her (although no one else would want this!). So Kate put track #4 on and began to sing. Kaylee immediately calmed down. Low and behold, it's not even mommy's singing that Kaylee likes! It's Brad's!