Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ansley is 9 Months Old!

It's hard to believe that this little bundle of joy turned 9 months old on the 2nd of December (late post, I know)! She is growing up so fast! I love watching her learn and grow...she's a smart little booger!
We went to the doctor for our 9 month check up, and she was right on target. However, our little chunky monkey isn't so chunky any more! She has slimmed up, and we can tell. Our doctor reassured us that everything was fine and looked great. She actually did better with the shots that with the stethoscope...ha! Here are her stats:
Weight: 17 pounds 7 ounces (30th percentile)
Height: 27 1/2 inches (60th percentile)
Head: 30th percentile
Here's what she can do at 9 months:
-cruise around without any effort
-stand on her own (if she doesn't realize it)
-feed herself finger foods
-drink from a sippy cup
-says a few simple words, but her first word was definitely "uh-oh"
-cut her first two (bottom center) teeth two days ago
-transitioning to two naps per day rather than three
-has started waking up early in the morning...ugh!
-loves taking things out of boxes, carts, baskets, etc
-loves anything with little buttons to push
-interacts with shows
-no allergies so far and we've pretty much tried everything
-loves her sister so much
-thinks everything is funny
-loves using the puppies as jungle gyms
-has started to show a temper when she's redirected...yikes
-can climb up the stairs all by herself in about 10 seconds...she's fast!
-has started becoming a little clingy and wants to be held more
-prefers food over the bottle
-loves the bath still
-hates the first two minutes of being in her carseat still
-loves all of the Christmas decorations

Here she is with a new finger food...eggs! A success! What an easy breakfast food! Scramble an egg, dump it on her highchair tray, and let her go to town...
She thinks she's big stuff when she uses a sippy cup. Right now we're just doing water from the sippy cup, but she's enjoying that. Water is still one of her sister's favorite drinks, so hopefully the good ole, budget friendly water will be a hit for Ansley as well.

She really likes getting into tight spots and getting stuck. Any barrier that we set up stands no chance against this persevering baby! She loves to climb...through, over, or under!

Have I mentioned that she LOVES table food and is the happiest when eating it? You can tell that she is just so proud of herself! Here she is enjoying some peas...yummy! Any ideas for finger foods for babies?? I know it hasn't been too long since we've been at this stage with Avery, but I can't seem to remember!

Happy 9 Months, Ansley!