The last nine months have come and gone so quickly. How is it possible? And why in the world couldn't the previous nine months go that fast? Hmmm? I guess that's what happens. With every passing year, and each child I feel like time goes faster and faster. It just isn't fair. I love my sweet little girl. I am loving this age. She is so independent and so much fun. I wanted to write down a few things for her at this age.

You are a total mama's girl. I always kind of hoped that you would be a daddy's girl, it's just really adorable when a girl always wants her daddy. I love that you are a mama's girl though. You are so sweet to me and always want to be with me. You will crawl the distance just to be in the same room or climb to sit on my lap. You say mama all the time and you definitely know what it means. You say dada all the time too. You look out the windows and call "dada, dada". You say lots of little funny things "was ah" (sounds like what's that), and "baba" but I dont think you associate either with anything. You say "hi" and "ala" (hello) again.. I don't know if you understand their meaning, but you say them at the most appropriate times. You climb up against anything you think is sturdy and walk along things to get what you want. You love to empty the silverware from the dishwasher. If I leave you alone in the room with the dishwasher open, I will come back to find a floor covered in utensils and very mischievous little smile. You also love to pull all the clothes out of a full laundry basket. I can't fold laundry with you in the room because you think it is the funnest thing to climb over the piles and grab all the clothes as you go. You wave with your whole arm and are learning to wave with your fingers and hand. It is so adorable. I love bringing you into bed in the morning and watch you wave at your half sleeping daddy. Your sweet smiling face is the best thing to wake up to. You zoom around the house. You can make it from the front room to the bathroom in a jiffy. You love to play with big brother and share his toys. You are kind of a picky eater when it comes to actual baby food. You automatically clamp your mouth when you see something green.. oh no.. I don't know what I'm going to do with you. I have to trick you and give you a bite of something you like first and then sneak a bite of greens in when you aren't paying close attention. It is always followed with a sour face. You love eating big people food. We give you spaghetti, waffles and bits of french toast and you love them. You are quite the attention getter. I take you out of your car seat in public and I automatically get tons of comments on you. Everyone says you have the prettiest eyes. Even the men say you're going to be a heart breaker. You have such a cautious and flirty personality with strangers. You love the vacuum. If you are ever in a bad mood I just pull the vacuum out and put you on the floor while I go to work. It's like the magic Brynnley whisperer, and it keeps my floors very clean ;) You love to stand at our new washing machine and watch the clothes spin in the water. You smack the machine and squeal. You squeal, squawk, screech, gasp, grunt, and babble a lot! We love your constant chatter. You are so loved. We are so blessed to have you in our family sweet thing.

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We had her 9 month check up today. It all went well and she is doing great. When they put her on the scale to weigh her the number read 14 lbs 3 oz, my heart dropped. I literally gasped and grabbed my chest! I was like "are you sure? that means she lost over 2 lbs in the last 3 months!". Our scale at home says she weighs about 16 1/2 lbs, but it could easily be wrong. The nurse hurried me back in the room like it was no big deal. I was kind of freaking out because she needs to be gaining weight with her heart condition. As I went back out to ask if we could re-weigh her the doctor said the same thing. We double checked her weight and it came back at a much better number. What a relief. She gained .5 oz over the last 3 months. The doctor said that is fine because she is moving so much and eating more solids. So there was no concern for her lack of weight gain. She still has the murmur in her heart, not much change. We are still praying that it will close, but the doctors reassure us that she is fine. She is doing great in just about every other department!

Weight 16 lbs 8 1/2 oz {12%}
Height: 27 1/5 inches {48%}

The doctors graph said she was in the 12% for weight, but I checked it at home and it looks more like the 20%. I don't know if they have a more updated graph now or what? But that's what they said. She has grown almost 2 inches in the last 3 months. It is funny to compare her and Caden's percentiles and sizes now. She kept up with him so well in the beginning, but now there is a huge difference in their numbers. At 6 months Caden was 17 lbs 10 oz {54%}, and 28 1/4 inches {95%}. She has yet to pass his 6 month numbers. At 9 months he was 21 lbs {59%}, 30 1/2 inches {96%}. My little B is just so petite, she still wears a lot of her 3-6 and some 0-3 month clothes. Her shoes are still 0-3 months! She is just a teeny thing and oh so cute. We love you sweet girl!


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