Friday, February 1, 2013

Meredith is Nine Months!

Our big girl is nine months old! And her hair is long enough to wear in pigtails!
This month Miss Meri has really started to come into her own. She continues to have a mellow, happy personality, but we are starting to hear a more verbal demands and protests. She talks more when Otto isn't in the room, imagine that.
Mobility has come a long way this month, she rolls, scoots, bunny hops, and almost crawls all over the place.  She can complete two coordinated arm leg movements before abandoning crawling in favor of a lunge towards her goal. Otto and I are going to have to be better about leaving snacks out, today I caught her with a handful of raw almonds. Thankfully, none had made it to her mouth. She is better at backing up and will squawk until you come to the rescue when she gets stuck in a corner.
She has three teeth, and is working really hard on the fourth. I think the teething has something to do with her recent Mommy preference, but I'll take it. Baby snuggles are the best!

Bath time is a favorite and she is a wild woman, water goes everywhere. Otto is a crazy man and will come running to join her in the bath, but the last few baths he has told her "No splashing, MeriMae. No splashing me!"
She still isn't a big eater, but will try anything you put in front of her. Nothing seems to be her 'favorite' though, and she drinks 20-24 ounces of formula a day.
Sleep is going well. She naps twice a day, at ten and two, with one being long and the other short. At night, she takes a dream feed and then sleeps until 8:00am.
If we could just fatten her up a bit she would be the perfect baby! Love this girl!

(Pictures taken by my sister last weekend while we were in College Station)

1 comment:

  1. I'm just jealous over how beautiful your children are! :)