Here we are! Month nine! We're closing in on that big birthday, and it's still so surreal. While time doesn't slow down I'm still never fully prepared to admit another month has come and gone.
(can I get an Amen!), and I pretty much feed you whatever we're having - albeit, those foods are cut into pieces you can grab, and/or I'll steam fruits and veggies so they're soft enough for you to gum up. Thus far you love yourself just about any fruit, particularly steamed apple slices, watermelon, pineapple, and strawberries. This month we tried yogurt and cheerios, and you're a fan of both. I also slipped you a PB&J, and that is by far your favorite lunch meal. I'm also thrilled to know you don't have a peanut allergy. As of recent we've learned you don't mind gnawing away at chicken and meat balls.
You still nurse four to five times a day, and I absolutely adore that we have this time together. Nursing is a journey I didn't think I'd ever get to experience, and I'm soaking it all up while I can. I love when we can sneak away to your room for a nursing session and quite time. I firmly believe those moments together are good for both our souls.
(again- teething just never ends, does it).
Marcus continues to be your sun and moon. You cannot get enough of him. Together you two are the most adorable things my eyes have ever seen, and my heart simply bursts when you two are together.
Cheers to another month, sweet girl!
I love you to the moon and back. Twice.
Height :: 28 inches - 75th percentile
Weight :: 14.15 pounds - 5th percentile
Clothing :: any where from 6 months to 12 months
Diaper size :: Pampers size 2
Teeth :: two
For kicks, a look a Marcus versus Julia at nine months.
At nine months Marcus was 24 pounds (97th %) and 30 inches tall (97th %) with six teeth already in! Marcus was such a cuddle bug (and still is!), while Julia isn't much for snuggling unless she's nursing. At this point Marcus was already drinking water, whereas we have yet to try water with Julia. It's so crazy and wonderful and fun to see how vastly different these two are.