04 September 2012

Nine Months

Wow, nine months old today!

Every day Natalie is impressing me more and more. I know every baby does their own thing at their own pace, but I feel like she's right where she should be as far as the developmental stages go.

She has great motor skills, knows simple commands like "clap your hands" without needing you to gesture it, she knows her name, she makes new noises and loves taking her hand and rubbing it over her mouth to make an "ababababa" sound. Overall she seems to be a bright little babe.

As far as solids go, she tries everything that is safe for her. She's a big fan of finger foods that she can feed to herself.

Sleep wise we're still waking up several times a night to feed her. She's still has no schedule whatsoever. It doesn't matter if she takes one or two naps or how early they are in the day, she usually stays up til at least ten now. She is still all over the place.

She definitely has two teeth now!

She loves climbing stairs, all day long. 

She's lost all interest in her pacifier. She won't even chew on it. I can't even trick her in her sleep and get her to take it instead of the bottle. 

We had her nine month check up today. She had some vaccinations along with part one of her flu shot. She'll go back in a month for the second part. Doctor said she's healthy and doing well. Her head circumference is17 inches and three quarters, putting her in the75th percentile. Weight was 18 lbs 10 ounces, putting her in the 59th percentile. And height was 29 inches, putting her in the 93rd percentile!

Hard to believe her next check up will be when she's one year old! Time is flying.

Happy nine months Natalie!

19 Thoughts :

Stesha September 4, 2012 at 1:24 PM  

such a cute munchkin!


Jillian September 4, 2012 at 1:30 PM  

she is just the sweetest little thing. Adorable and smart!

Shannon September 4, 2012 at 1:44 PM  

Happy 9 months!!! She's so cute! I think Tay was 29 inches at 9 months too. We have tall little ladies on our hands!

(And it seems like she is getting big too fast. Is it possible she is catching up with my daughter!?)

Venassa September 4, 2012 at 5:16 PM  

These babies just keep getting so OLD. It needs to stop.
I hope she did good with her needles! Our next set are coming up soon.

Jessica September 5, 2012 at 10:16 AM  

She's beautiful! How can she be nine months already?!

Megan September 5, 2012 at 1:11 PM  

Happy 9 months sweet Natalie! You and Kinsley need to SLOW down, ok?? ;)

Stephanie September 5, 2012 at 1:25 PM  

She's tall, I love it! I kinda like babies who stay up late, that just gives mom and dad more time with them...but that doesn't leave much alone time for mom and dad either. Beautiful picture!

Sarah September 5, 2012 at 2:12 PM  

Happy 9 months Natalie!

Holly September 6, 2012 at 4:53 AM  

Cute! She looks so happy and smiley! :D

Lissy Moore@Moorepinkplease.com September 6, 2012 at 1:44 PM  

she is adorable! happy 9 months!

Marjorie September 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM  

time needs to slow down!

marie September 7, 2012 at 12:18 AM  

Yup, & the older she gets the faster it goes. It's apparent how much you enjoy motherhood. I know it's insanely crazy at times, but the more you love and appreciate it the less regrets you'll have. It really is a joy to feel the love you have for her through your words.

Melanie September 7, 2012 at 1:17 PM  

SEEEEEEANY! I have missed the craption out of you & your funny beautiful bum! Sigh... NO way Natalie is NINE months! See, it goes by way to fast mama! I swear Jaxy was 9 months yesterday & I'm planning his FOURTH birthday party! It's wonderful but makes me want to cry all at the same time. That little nugget of yours just makes me smile! LOVE that shot of her!

I'll catch up soon mama. I think I'm finally getting used to my crazy hectic life. fingers crossed! Sending one big hug your way.... I'm a hugger. It's a problem) haha.

Aly September 7, 2012 at 8:49 PM  

She is beautiful!!!!! What a darling!!!

MOMMY TALK WITH STEPH September 8, 2012 at 8:07 PM  

So freaking adorable! Happy nine months, Natalie!

LOVE MELISSA:) September 8, 2012 at 10:16 PM  

She is the cutest. 9 months already... crazy!

Unknown September 9, 2012 at 12:14 AM  

I think most of your blog followers are mommies like you how cute. I'm going to chug a beer now :) Awesome post!

The Presutti's September 9, 2012 at 9:37 AM  

She is simply gorgeous, just like her mom of course! I hope you've been doing well.

Jill Turner September 9, 2012 at 7:25 PM  

So cute!

XO Jill