Why is time moving so quickly? It seems like you were just breaking my water during the Texas A&M game, and yet here we are in a new football season with our own little tiger. These past 11 months have absolutely flown by. I think it is going so quickly because we are having so much fun. You have changed our lives Chickadee in the best possible way.
You are weighing in at about 20 pounds and wearing size 3 diapers. I’m not sure how long you are, but I do know that 9 month clothes still fit!
You have been making a lot of gains this month squirt. You weren’t the biggest fan of the traditional spout sippy cup, but this month you have mastered a straw cup & love drinking water. You are still eating like a champ and currently love goldfish for snack. We give you pretty much whatever we are eating and you rarely turn anything down.
In the mobile department, you have begun pulling up on everything. The first time you pulled up on your own was in your crib, September 2nd. And it took no time at all for things to click; the next day you were pulling up everywhere and we were having to move all “grown up” stuff within tippy toe reach! A few days later on September 7th you figured out that once you were up you could also cruise around by holding on to the crib rail, gate, or ottoman. You rarely let go to stand on your own but you have done it for a few seconds once or twice (September 9).
I love watching you explore all of you toys. You definitely have a few favorites. The Melissa & Doug School Bus ranks high on the list. You love taking out all the little people and putting them back in. You also love rolling balls on the floor, and when they roll under furniture you find it fun to search for them! While hanging out in your room pulling books off of your bookshelf is a must. I hope you grow up to love reading them all one day, but for now unshelving them will have to do.
Chickadee, you are a verbal little girl. For weeks you have been repeating sounds that we make and now you have moved on to words. You are great at repeating “da-de” and “mama.” Although, when you say mama it kind of sounds like you have a cold. You also try to say thank you, but I wouldn’t call it audible yet. One of your favorite noises is to save “voom voom” whenever you push a toy around that has wheels. I wasn’t going to give you credit for your first word until you used it correctly consistently, but I’ve been told that is being a little tough. So here it is….your first word was “da-de” (daddy). You sometimes say it when daddy comes in the room and you almost always will repeat it! Since I’m not sure the exact first time you said it, we’ll just have to go with 10 months.
You ventured out to your 2nd Braves game this month and you were a champ. We kept you up well past your bedtime, but you didn’t mind because you were having too much fun! We also made a trip to Alabama to visit with both mom & dad’s families. We spent Labor Day at the lake and you took your first boat ride.
How can you be turning one next month? You are such a delight & we absolutely love and adore you more than you will ever know. We can’t wait to see what this next month will hold and are soaking in the last few days before you are ONE! Praise the Lord for your sweet spirit, calm demeanor, and happy personality. We are so thankful that you are growing the way God designed and meeting so many milestones.
We love you baby girl!
Mom & Dad