Being a mom is the BEST. i love watching hazel learn new things everyday.
at 9 months Hazel is:
17lbs 11 oz. (42%)
27 1/4 inches long (36%)
and head circumference of 45 cm (79%)
*she is still exclusively breast fed a lot (6+ times a day)
*she crawls, stands up anywhere and everywhere, stands without holding on to anything
*she just wants to take off running. she wants to hold your hands and walk everywhere
*she loves all kinds of food but especially dried strawberries, hot dogs, meat sticks, gerber cheese puffs, yogurt, blueberries, and is a pro at feeding herself those baby food that they can suck out
*she has two bottom teeth and i think a top right one is about to cut
*she wears size 3 diapers, still fits in all her 9 month clothing and just starting on some 12 m clothing
*she says mama, mom, dada, baba, gaga and all other babbling noises
*i don't know if she knows what she is actually saying but when i get her from naps she will be standing up at the corner of her crib closest to the door yelling , "ma ma ma ma"
*she enjoys some cartoons, she could watch the intro to Jake and the Neverland pirates over and over
*she has had more falls, cuts, scrapes, bruises and tears from her new mobility than ever before.
*she is pretty clingy
*she can crawl up all the stairs in record time if i forget to close the baby gate
*she eats A N Y T H I N G she can find
*i found a PAPERCLIP, a normal sized paperclip, in her poop the other day (not proud of this)
*she loves to try to 'play' with the other kids
*she enjoys the swings at the park
*hazel prefers to be outside
*hazel loves her baths
*she sleeps from 8pm-7am with a couple 1-2 hr naps a day
*she wakes up most nights just talking and playing so i have been trying to not get her and she just goes back to sleep
*she is starting to really understand what i am saying , like we play peek-a-boo and i say where is hazel and she will duck her head, or if she is crawling away i will say i'm gunna getcha and she crawls faster until i get her and then giggles her head off.
*she loves going upside down
*she is ticklish and giggly!
I LOVE every second i get with my hazel. Being a stay at home mom is truly rewarding and so the best. the house isn't always spotless or hardly ever spotless but we have a lot of fun and if money wasn't an issue i think i could stay home forever! it is not easy but she makes it all worth it. she makes me want to have a lot of kids.