On Christmas Eve my baby girl turned 9 months old. So, we figured it was high time we went from the super out-grown baby bath (pictured below) to the big girl bath (also pictured below). Tonight was the 1st night we tried it and needless to say, we had a MUCH happier baby and bath time experience. Hopefully the smiles will continue as Emma has never really enjoyed bath time much. Anyway, as you enjoy these few pictures I'll also give you a few interesting tidbits of what this big 9 month old has been up to.
I'm not sure what Emma weighs exactly this month since we haven't had a Dr.'s appointment but since she was sick last week and considering the fact that she didn't grow too much last month, I'm thinking she didn't gain too much weight this month. I'd put her at 22-23 pounds. She fits into 12 month sized clothes perfectly. She wears size 3 diapers and size 1 or 2 shoes. She is a master at pulling up on ANY furniture in the house and walks around EVERYWHERE, even along the walls. She drinks 4 bottles a day, 6-7 ounces each. She eats 3 solid meals a day plus snacks sometimes. She is the queen of finding cheerios on the floor and eating them. She has 8 teeth. We can tell she understands many things we say to her now including the following: "Where's Daddy?" "Where's Jack?" (the cat) "Go get it!" "Yay!" "No no, don't touch!" "Come here!" And Emma, especially after she got sick and felt rotten last week, ended up mastering the word, "Mama" and also does really good at "Didi" which is her version of Daddy. (It DOES makes sense since the 2nd syllable of Daddy sounds like "Di" so she just repeats that twice.) Emma's typical sleep habits are the same as last month, sleeping from 7:30pm-6am (or 6:30). And she takes 2 naps a day. Besides her mommy and daddy, her favorite person is Teal Romsa (who often babysits for her). She loves scooting across the floor, especially to chase the cats! She likes books, but mostly for the fun of opening and closing them or eating them. She still never really looks at the pictures or seems to listen to the story. She DOES have 2 favorite books, though, that have touch and feel animals in them and she seems to sit and listen/interact with those, ok.
Ok, that's all I can think of for now. Any more and I would feel like I'm just rambling on with too many obscure stories. BUT, we love our Emma and are having a blast watching her grow and change before our very eyes.