Happy 9 months to our little Naomi! I wanted to wait and post this month until we went to the doctor for her 9 month check up so I could get her numbers. She weighs in at a whopping 17 pounds, 1 ounce (still hanging on to the 25th percentile), she is 28 and a half inches long (75th percentile) and her head is 18 inches (75th percentile).
Her doctor wasn't overly concerned about her lack of love for the bottle. She was encouraging by reminding me that we only have 3 months left of dealing with bottles, nipples and formula! This thought makes me somewhat relieved, but sad at the same time. (sniff, sniff) It means my baby won't really be a baby anymore.
Other than that, her doctor visit was very successful. She had to get 1 vaccine, and of course Maria wanted a turn, too. I pretended to give Maria a shot after the nurse left. It was funny!
Naomi has made some great accomplishments in this 9th month of her life! She is officially moving forward by doing a cute little army crawl. I posted a little video of it in the previous post...check it out if you haven't already! She is regularly going from all fours, to a sitting position and back down again. While sitting up, she is able to brace herself if she starts tipping over, and she has pulled herself up to her knees while playing at her discovery table.
She claps all the time, especially when someone shouts "Hooray" or "Yaayyy". She waves bye-bye and tries to mimic the sound. During meals, Naomi and Maria will communicate with each other by making all kinds of funny sounds. Naomi will mimic her sister and then they both giggle. It's hilarious! Speaking of mealtime, Naomi eats almost everything we eat. If we can find a way to mash it or cut it up and give it to her, then we do. And she loves almost everything we give her.
She is getting in to EVERYTHING! It is becoming increasingly hard to walk away from her for any length of time. We frequently find her rolling around in the dog bed, harassing the dog, getting stuck under the coffee table, trying to "play" with whatever Maria is playing with, or getting pushed out of the way by Maria. With her new mode of transportation, she has made her way into the kitchen and she has discovered the dog bowl. FUN! We have officially started using the gate in our hallway again so I can put Devon somewhere when Naomi won't leave her alone. We can't wait to see what she will get into next!
Here are a few pics I took of her playing around in the kitchen yesterday!