Maddie turns 9 months old today! What a big girl! She is turning into the sweetest little person ever! I just love her. Her 9 month doctor’s appointment is tomorrow, so I’ll update with some stats tomorrow.
(Beware….this is going to be long!)
She is busy busy busy and has learned lots of new things this month. She does a lot of repetition of things.
She really likes to put things into cups, bins, anything really. She puts a toy in bowl, dumps it out and repeats! She also likes to share. If you hold out your hand, she will put whatever is in her hand at the moment in your hand. I say “thank you,” hand it back to her and repeat, repeat, repeat. And she has a toy she learned how to put the balls into and she will do that 50 times in a row. It’s pretty cute!
She is loving eating these days. She hasn’t been very interested in pureed food. She really just wants to eat pieces of my lunch or anything she can eat with her hands. So one day I snapped some pictures of her eating. She has carrots, pears, bread and cheese. She loved it!
And here is a video of her gobbling up some chicken and noodles one night! She just shovels it right in!
She has also turned into quite a stinker these days getting into everything! She had been playing with the drawer under the ovens and banging the cookie sheets that were in there.
So I emptied out the drawer for her and put cups and bowls of her’s in there. And I think she was happy that I did.
She has learned to unroll the toilet paper if you aren’t careful and will try to open the cabinet doors. We need to get locks on the cabinets soon! For now she is just keeping me on my toes.
She has also learned to take the lid off the container of her puffs with her teeth. Then she tries putting it back on to do it again. (More repeating!) It’s the cutest thing. She will do this over and over if I help her put the lid back on. It keeps her entertained for a while.
The first time she figured out how to open it, she dumped out all her puffs out on the floor. She thought this was pretty awesome!
One of the biggest things she has done this month is learned to stand on her own. She will stand up on something and then let go and stand there. The other big thing is she has tried to walk. She will stand at the couch and take a couple steps, then fall down. She tried walking for the first time the day after my birthday! It was a nice birthday gift! She also uses her toy to walk around the living room. She then puts her baby on top of it and gives it a ride. (She doesn’t let the baby out of her sight!) It’s so cute.
And here is a video we took of her walking with her toy after she tried walking for the first time. I was so happy Chuck was home to see it!
Maddie has been doing a lot of “talking” lately. She says “mama,” “dadda,” “babba” and lots of other noises all mixed in together. It’s really funny, but it’s cute to hear her little voice!
I’ve also started working on sign language with her. I do lots of repetitions during the day and you only start with a couple signs, but I am hoping she starts signing back to me. Man, will that make communication easier for both of us!
A couple other little things she does are to shake her head like she’s saying no. She doesn’t do it when she is trying to say no, but more just to shake her head. It looks like her eyes can’t keep up and it’s really cute.
She also likes to try to stand on her head. She will stand like a tripod on her feet and head. She laughs when I look at her or tickle her when she is in the position.
And she has started to put her hands up by her ears and wants to be tickled in her armpits. It’s hilarious and she’ll just keep doing it over and over. She’s such a goofball!
Maddie plays hard, so she sleeps hard. This was on the way home from the library after the weekly story time that we go to. Mind you, it wasn’t very far away, but she conked out hard! It’s cute to see her little feet when they are still, since they are always moving! She immediately woke up after I took the picture. She didn’t like the sound or the car stopping.
She is quite the
hoarder collector these days and must have everything she can in her hands at once….and her mouth!
I didn’t take a ton of pictures with my camera this month. She has been a busy little girl, so it’s hard to snap pictures before she moves on to something else. (Hence why most of these pictures were crappy….they were from my phone.) But HERE are the pictures from the past month.
And here are the posts from previous months.