9 Months Old

How her first year keeps flying by! We’ve been struggling this month with more colds but she’s gotten so strong and lots taller. About two weeks ago she did a major growth spurt which made all of her 12 month pants suddenly fit rather than require a bit of rolling.

This past month she’s spent her time perfecting her walking. She’s learned to slow down while going over door jams and hold onto the wall. In general, she’s excellent at walking anywhere she wants to go. She moves very quickly and if she hears the baby gate open she charges after me. She doesn’t need her carts anymore at all although they are still fun for her to play with. She can even ride her cart herself and bounce on her Rody with many squeals of delight.

Her coolest new skill that she loves is clapping. She doesn’t make a noise yet but she’s so thrilled when we sing clapping songs that she can join in now! She also can roll a ball back to you, although she tends to get up and take the ball with her in the middle of the game.

She is also enamored with flipping pages while reading books. She goes forward and backwards and even has enough patience and self-control to generally wait until I indicate that I’ve finished reading the page.

She’s gotten very loud and likes to babble to herself as she walks around playing with things. Her favorite habits as of late are picking up our shoes and carrying them around. She often brings me my slippers. Our underwear also mysteriously moves from the laundry pile around the house. She also likes to pick up all small pieces of anything on the floor and I have to watch her carefully to make sure she isn’t eating icky things (or at least spits them out).

  • Size/weight: size 12 month; 28 inches tall and 16 lbs 1 oz
  • Favorite food: breastmilk, broccoli, potatoes, rice cakes
  • Favorite toy: sophie the giraffe
  • Favorite book: touch and feel books
  • Favorite activity: walking everywhere and picking up small pieces of things and our shoes
  • Sleeping: bedtime ~7:00; two one hour naps if I get her in the car or the stroller; gets up 6-7am
  • New skill: clapping
  • Teeth: 3 4!  two on the bottom and top. That second top one came in last night after I wrote this
  • Vocalizations: very loud, ma ma, baba, dada, aat
Josie sneaking up on Fred

Josie sneaking up on Fred

Josie snuggling Fred

Josie snuggling Fred

3 Responses to “9 Months Old”

  1. Larry Says:

    Where’s the next shot, “Fred clawing Josie.” “Fred packing his bags.” “Fred taking the crib with him.” “Fred realizing he’ll never fit in an airplane seat and deciding to stay.”

    Oh, wait, this was a story about Jo, wasn’t it?

  2. Grandma Tere Says:

    She is growing soooo fast!!! Wish we could be there to enjoy it!

  3. Jen Liao Says:

    josie snuggling fred is the cutest. 🙂

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