Monday, March 9, 2009

9 Months

Marissa is now 9 months old and since I seem to have no other way of keeping track of her accomplishments, I'll write it here.

Weight: 16 lbs 1 oz (25th percentile)
Height: 26 inches (also 25th)
Teeth: 6 (bottom 2 at 4 months, top 4 around 6?) Warning--do not stick your finger in her mouth as she knows how to use her teeth.
Hair: sparse, but it's there if you look closely!
Voice: quiet, like her mom. It's hard to hear her cry if you're in the other room.
Sleeping patterns: couldn't be easier. When she is tired she starts making noises and crawling over to you, then as you put her in her crib she simultaneously lays down and sucks her thumb until she is asleep. She has always been a great sleeper. Such a blessing!
Salivary glands: overactive. She drools all the time! She goes through a few bibs and shirts a day. Luckily her brother finally outgrew the same problem so we can only assume she will too.
Skills: crawling (she started doing the one arm scoot around 5 months for about a month and then mastered real crawling at 6), pulling herself up on everything, climbing over things--especially people, and most recently standing on her own (tonight she actually took a little step which is so hard to believe because she is so little!)
Favorite foods: everything! Her nick name is our little garbage disposal (or GD) because she eats just about anything--chicken, rice, taco meat, pasta, cheese, fruit, ice cream, crayons, play-doh, cat food, etc. She has recently taken a fancy to table food and begun turning her nose up at baby food, but being a garbage disposal she still gulps it down if she has to.
Things she loves: being entertained by her siblings, hugs (giving and receiving them), sucking on things, sleeping, smiling, laughing, exploring, receiving attention, standing, her left thumb
Things she hates: taking baths (this has just started in the last few weeks--maybe something traumatic happened, but she just screams and tries to escape till it's over), her physical therapy stretches, and being beat up by her brother (she's going to be one tough kid).
Temperament: extremely HAPPY! She is truly a joy to be around. I absolutely can't imagine my life without her bright little personality in it.

I can't find the charger to my camera, but here are few of the last little while.
Such a happy child!

She loves being able to stand up
This one makes me laugh because she has always found it torturous when we tried to stick a pacifier in her mouth, yet she found this cool toy on the floor and it was really great to suck on (notice it's upside down)


HeatherIsHere said...

What a sweetie! She's just as beautiful as your other two. Thanks for sharing, I love to see my friends' babies!

Mary Evans said...

Give Marissa a hug and a kiss from Grandma and Grandpa Evans. We love seeing the cute photos.