9 months ago today, I gave birth. Crazy thought really. Isla has been outside my tummy the same amount of time she was inside. Although I absolutely loved being pregnant, I love having her with me SO MUCH more. She certainly has changed in this last month. The biggest new development?? SHE CRAWLS (as previously mentioned). She is just the little motorboat these days. She moves all across rooms and has figured out already how to make a giant mess. She cleans out her book basket, her block basket, her toy bins and pulls herself up to stand on anything she can. She has become quite the giggler, especially when we find her ticklish spots. She loves games like Peek-A-Boo and Patty Cake... she lights up like a light when we start playing. She also loves the song "If You're Happy and You Know It". She claps her hands along to the beat. However, the cutest thing I think she does is give kisses. If you say 'Kiss', she will open her gooey, wet mouth and lean in and plant those lips on yours. Cutest ever. Her technique certainly needs work and we must address the excess saliva issue, but not quite yet. Her little kisses are just perfect. She is still eating lots of solids... her favorites? Any mashed up fruit and avacados. It's amazing to watch her grow and change daily. Her 9 month check up was yesterday and the doc says she is perfectly healthy and growing just so. She is in the 50th percentile for weight, coming in at a whopping 18.5 pounds and in the 75th for height, measuring in at just over 28 inches. And her head... well, let's just say it's huge (her toques are 12-24 months).
For some reason, I cannot upload pictures. Stay tuned.