9 Month Update

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It is crazy for me to think that 9 months ago we were waiting for our little girl to arrive. I am starting to plan her first birthday party and my momma heart is getting sad. [ and realistically, I already knew her party theme before she was a month old lol ].

One thing that has stayed the same from month to month, is that this girl loves to eat. Puffs have become her best friend lately. We have just started making the transition from puree baby foods to solids. [ If you have any tips, send them our way]. So far it is off to a great start and she loves her momma’s cooking. She finally now has two teeth and some looking like they will pop thru any day.

Last month, she pulled herself up and once that happened, she could not be stopped. She walks along all the furniture and gets brave sometimes and tries to let go. She loves walking with her Zebra walker and seems to want to walk back and forth all day long. I know it won’t be long now before she starts walking on her own, and I am not ready for that for many reasons lol

She can say da-da and ma-ma [ when she wants to] now and waves bye-bye. She had her 9- month appointment the other day and she weighs 18 pounds 15.8 ounces and grew like what seems an entire foot between her check-ups. It was not quite an entire foot but she is now 2’ 3.5”. She is in 18-month clothing and size 3 diapers.

Last weekend was a big first in our household. I have been lucky enough to be able to work from home, so I have been with Alyson all day since she arrived. I have left her for a few hours, here and there, but we had our first night apart. I, of course, probably missed her way more then she missed me but when you have your God-parents and three lucky kids to play with, who would.

This next month is going to be super busy with travel and many visits with family. It has been a few months since we had our last road trip to Pennsylvania, so now that she is more active, I am a little more worried about making that long drive. If any of you mommas have any advice to make long road trips more “fun” for little ones , send your tips my way.

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