9 Months Old!

We are so close to a year, I cannot believe it!


-weighs 18lbs 8oz (50%)
-is 28 1/4 inches long (75%)
-wears size 4 diapers
-wears 12 month clothes
-nurses every 3 hours
-sleeps about 13 hours every night!!!  Wow, how this has changed!!! We finally did the Cry it out after going in her room about 10 times every night. She is a great little sleeper now!!  Thank goodness!! We were all exhausted!  She usually sleeps from 7:30/8 - 8:30/9:30!  Huge improvement!
-is crawling everywhere and so fast!  
-picks up every little thing on the floor :-/. She ate a bug the other day, yucky!  She will truly eat anything!
-can clap her hands and its the cutest thing!
-has an ATTITUDE!  She throws her head back and arches her back screaming her little head off while kicking.  Oh boy, we definitely have our hands full.  
-stubborn!!! (I have no clue where she got this ;-) We tell her no and she just looks back at us and smiles then continues doing what she was doing.  
-we had to move down her crib to the lowest setting because she was standing up at night leaning over the side.  She is fearless!
-in the mornings, she stands up in her crib looking at the door and just waits patiently until someone comes and gets here.  It's super sweet!
-has started walking behind her push walker.  
-stands up on everything she can get her little hands on
-has discovered door stops and loves them!
-might turn into a Cheerio.  She would eat them all day if I let her.
-loves table food
-lost 1oz, so we have to go back at 10 1/2 months for a weight check.  
-does great with the sippy cup.  She has figured out that she has to hold it up to get the water out.
-would eat 24/7 if I let her.  She never turns down food when we offer it and we always just have to stop feeding her eventually.  I have no clue how she lost weight other than she doesn't stop moving.
-Thanksgiving- where do I begin.  My parents rented a condo in gulf shores for the week, so me, Brooke, and the kids decided to go down Sunday with my parents.  The girls all did wonderful on the way down there.  Then came the night.... Absolutely horrible!!!!! Mia screamed all night!  She hated the pack and play. I really wanted to pack up and head back home about 3 that morning.  She did it for the next 2 nights.  The 4th night, I put her in the bed with me and she slept great.  Only woke up once. So when Todd got down there on Thursday, she started out in between us then kept rolling toward Todd.  He ended up sleeping at the end like a dog, ha (poor guy).  We had a great thanksgiving day with everyone and enjoyed family time at the beach.  We were so glad to get home and get Mia in her bed in her room though!  Needless to say, we won't be traveling anywhere overnight for a while :-)

This girl lights up my days!  She is so fun!!