Friday, October 21, 2011
Siena is 9 months old! This month has been a whirlwind of mental and physical growth. I heard that after 8 months, things start moving FAST. I totally agree! Several people have remarked how her features are less babyish and more "little girl" like. Very bittersweet. Stay baby, stay!
Siena at a glance:
-expert crawler and stander
-just starting to cruise
-claps very enthusiastically
-has 2 bottom teeth and 2 very jacked up top teeth, with a big ol gap in the middle. wonder where that came from? ;)
-eyes are still blue
-can stay up 3 to 4 hours at a time without getting uber-cranky, which means we're more free to go on outings to the library, mall, and park in between naps. we get out once a day, which is heavenly!
-sleeps through the night 50% of the time, or else wakes up once to feed. i told joe months ago that at 9 months, THAT WAS IT!!! we would sleep train and cut out that pesky night feeding. but honestly, now that we're here, i don't really care enough to tackle that issue. and after eavesdropping on some moms at the library who were in despair because their 2 1/2 year olds were still waking up multiple times to eat, i feel pretty lucky.
-latest culinary adventure- sardines! a convenient, nutrient packed super food. unfortunately, it makes her breath smell like sewage.
-loves feeding herself soft finger foods. this morning i gave her a spoonful of cottage cheese, and she reached into her mouth and grabbed it, put it back on her tray, and then ate the curds one at a time.
-digs in her toy box for her stuffed animals, and drags them all around the house. she could care less about her other toys right now. she's even started carrying them in her mouth while she crawls around (just like the doggies do!)
-she occasionally plays tug-of-war with the dogs. she pets them softly before bedtime.
|sisi's wearing a hard candy headband. more pictures to come soon!|
|hard candy clip- i need to make a few tweaks to the design, and then i'll put it up on etsy!|