Happy 9 Month Birthday, Little Missy!
Avery did not want to smile for me today. This was the only picture she smiled in. And the quality of these pictures turned out very poor. But, it is what it is.
Avery is becoming a very opinionated, very independant little girl! She wants what she wants when she wants it. I am not sure if that is her personality or just how babies are at this age, when they realize that there are things around them and they want them, now, now NOW! Or they cry when they don't want to lay down long enough for them to change their clothes. Or when they don't want to go to sleep. But, that's how she is! She hates getting her shirts changed now, she hates being stationary, even for a few seconds! And she has found her voice, so she is going through a squealing, screaming phase. She is starting to learn the word "no" more lately. Like when she screams in the car at the top of her lungs just because she wants out - we have to say, "No Avery. We don't scream." She stares at us like, "um, excuse me?" But she knows what "no" means.
She is always talking. She says "ma ma" and "da da" along with all kinds of other interesting sounds. I still don't think she knows what those words mean, but we are trying to respond when she says those sounds, even by accident. Maybe she'll pick up on it soon.
She is crawling everywhere now! She is starting to really pick up on the fact that she doesn't have to stay within the same 3 feet radius. There are all kinds of fun things to explore for her now, and she loves to just go around and see. She also is pulling herself up on everything. That, of all things, is what makes me the most nervous! She has hit her head a few times, I mean, in the blink of an eye, while you are watching them, they can hurt themselves!
She weighs 23 pounds (or so) and is eating lots of big kid food (bread, Cheerios, mashed up veggies and fruits with chunks, etc.)
Avery loves her sister and brother, so much. She laughs and laughs at them when they are with us. She also loves us, very much. Everyday, it seems she has a favorite parent. I do think she is going to be a daddy's girl, though. Daddy's are fun, after all. At least, hers is.
Avery really does love to smile. She smiles constantly. Just not when I am trying to take her picture in the morning on her 9 month birthday and I don't have alot of time. :-) But she is a very very happy baby!!!
I have learned that weighted down diaper boxes are a great thing to climb on. If they fall on them, they don't hurt and they are the perfect height!
Why does my daughter look like a vampire in this picture?
She still wants to eat everything, so we have to really watch her now. Oy.
Avery Grace, please stop growing so fast. You are making mommy a little sad that you will be a year old in 3 short months. But I am really loving watching you get bigger and discover new things!!!
I love you!
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