A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. --Forest E. Witcraft

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Nine Months

Precious is nine months old, and this name truly fits her.  She is the cutest baby with the most infectious smile and giggle ever! 

At her nine month checkup, she weighed 21 pounds and was 30 inches long.  She's not small and has been wearing 12 mo clothes for a few weeks.

She is eating up a storm.  She loves her finger food, especially toasted O cereal.  She will eat every kind of baby food you give her, although I think the mango took the longest to finish.  She is starting to eat "real" food, and so far has tried bread, pasta, beans, peas, and banana, plus probably some more I have forgotten.

Seven teeth are present, four on top and three on the bottom.  Precious has really been a healthy baby.  Other than a few days of diarrhea or vomiting, she has rarely been sick.  Any slight fever has generally been attributed to her teeth.  No ear infections or prescriptions, other than for rashes.

She sleeps well and has finally figured out how to stick her pacifier back in her mouth in the middle of the night.  Sometimes she naps twice a day, sometimes only once.

She babbles a lot, but no words have been uttered to date.  She won't wave at all, but she will lift her arms slightly to get picked up.

She has definitely mastered crawling and moves across both the carpet and the tile.  She can pull herself up to standing along the couch and in her crib.  She has also moved along the couch, taking a few steps.  No independent standing yet. 

She is easy to please, but she also has quite a temper when she wants something and doesn't get it.

Prcious is a blessed addition to our family.  I am so glad she is here!  I'm really hoping my adoption certification gets approved very soon.  We are running out of time for finalization this year.

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