Last week, Kayla hit the 9 month mark! Its awesome to think that Kayla has now been with us as long as she was inside my belly! Kayla is a busy-body bundle of joy.
Her 9 month stats are:
Height: 27.6 in.
Weight: 18 lb 14 oz.
Head 44 cm
Kayla is measuring in the 25-50 percentile on all measurements. She actually lost an ounce from a month ago when I took her to get her flu shot. The doctor said she's perfectly healthy though and to attribute it to her constant movement.
She's crawling everywhere and pulling herself on everything, from the walls, the fridge, our legs, and the couch. She's getting brave enough to lean from one item to the other if they are only a couple feet apart.
She's clapping all the time. And I LOVE it.
She has good rhythm and bounces or waves her arms whenever she hears music or a beat or any kind.
Kayla loves riding on our shoulders and exudes total joy from that vantage point.
Kayla stood up on her own the other day from a sitting position, stood for about half a minute and sat back down.
She chews on everything! Half of our board books are already damaged.
She loves Iosepa and follows him all over the house. He'll run back and forth through the house with her crawling along behind.
She's eating everything we give her now, as long as the greens are mixed with carrots. Her favorite thing is feeding herself though. She eats bananas, cherrios, and little pieces of meat that we put in front of her.
She still only has her bottom 2 teeth, but the doctor said it looks like the top 2 are close.
She's very loud! She hollars, babbles, and shrieks all the time.
Kayla was sleeping like a champ, averaging 11 hours a night, sleeping 8 pm-7am. But the past week or so, she's been waking up around 4 or 5 to eat. I, of course, don't mind feeding her if she's hungry, but I wish she would go back to sleep after! Usually, she's ready to be awake for the day, and I am not! She developed her early morning side from Brett, who unfortunately seems to be losing his morning person personality, thus I've been a bit more tired lately.
When she takes baths, she prefers to be standing up along the side of the tub than sitting in the water, though she loves bathtime.
She's gotten into everything and we've had to do some rearranging and baby proofing. She loves the door jams and flings them constantly. She is always trying to get into the pantry, fridge, or dishwasher whenever the opportunity presents itself.
She's learning the word "NO" as it is yelled at her quite often! We do a lot of redirecting and distracting her these days. She'll turn and look at us when we say no and sometimes she says "Ya, ya ya". Its pretty funny!
We are trying to teach Kayla some basic sign language for things such as food, water, milk, etc. Hopefully it catches on soon. Iosepa has picked them all up very well!
We have a cheap and lightweight table from Ikea that Kayla will crawl up on and push throughout the house (the entire thing is tile). Who needs a walker!?
We love our little lady and feel so grateful to have her in our family!
|Kayla and Mommy|
|Nap time with Papi!|
|Love that toothy grin|
|She may only have 2 teeth, but maybe she'll be a dentist someday!|
She loves Brett's mouth
|Crawling lessons from Iosepa|
|Such a pretty little lady! Look at her personality!|
|She walks along everything!|
|She's starting to get attitude about these photos! Haha|