Nine Months! Nine. I really can't believe it, it seems like just yesterday I was a slave to around the clock feedings and cleaning lots of spit up. I was feeling very grateful this morning for where we are. Nine months is so fun! Quinn has so much personality and we love her more and more each day. She has always been so happy, content, and curious. Now we are starting to see a little daredevil and stubborn side come out as well. I would also qualify her as quite persistent and determined. I am looking forward to her well check next week to find out her official stats, but my estimate is 18.5 pounds and 29ish inches.
We have fallen into such a great routine this summer. I am so lucky to have this time with her each day. She usually wakes up between 5:45 and 6:45 and goes to bed by 8. She takes a shorter morning nap and usually a pretty nice, long afternoon nap. In between is lots of playing and eating. She has milk 4 times a day in addition to 3 solid meals. We also take walks, run errands, and find kid things to do. I will write more in a future "Day in the Life" post before I have to go back to work next month. Her favorite things to play with are her stacking cups, blocks, and board books. She LOVES her books! They are the first things she crawls for each morning. Which brings me to my next point. The girl LOVES to be on the move. Much to my surprise she figured out crawling 2 weeks ago and has only become faster since. This doesn't mean her will to walk on her own has faded, though. She would still rather us assist her in walking around the house. She also loves to pull up and "cruise" along all the furniture. She is quite confident in her abilities too. She tries to stand on her own in the middle of crawling, which makes me very nervous. She has been successful a handful of times and has stood independently for a few seconds those times. Quinn also likes to turn from the couch and try to walk on her own. This doesn't really work in her favor yet.
|A very common Q face, accompanied by blowing air and screeching.|
|The official crawling method. One leg up, one leg down.|
|Texting. Flash forward 15 years.|