Tuesday, July 5, 2011

What's Charlie Wearing Wednesday (Belated)/39 Weeks/9 Months

It's unbelievable to me that my baby has been here for 9 full months. It just so happened that her 39 week mark and her 9 month mark both landed last Wednesday.
Charlie was born at 39 weeks exactly, so she's been in this world as long as she resided in my belly. I loved feeling her roll around in there, but I definitely prefer to snuggle her in my arms.
Okay, down to business. Charlie is wearing:
A romper by Carters, bought at Costco, for something like $5.
Done with business.
9 month Charlie:
Has little enough hair that I have to sunscreen the top of her head, but enough hair that sunscreen makes it do this:
Has finally found an appreciation for the sun, so walks and parking lots have become more enjoyable.
She sleeps through the night most of the time, sleeping anywhere from 7:30-8:30 pm until 7:30 to 8:30 am. And the people rejoiced. She sleeps in such strange positions, however, that after Tim checks on her before bed I've been know to ask him, "Does she look happy, sleepy and awkward?" If the answer is yes to these questions, we're probably in for a good nights sleep.
She is completely weaned, though she will still attempt to climb down my shirt on occasion. She drinks her weight in formula (you think I'm kidding...) so we're grateful that she's a fan of the Kirkland Signature stuff ($16! Bargain).
She's finally fitting into size three diapers, after an awkward phase where size 2 was too small and size 3 were giant.
She won't crawl. She will flip the top half of her body sideways and push herself along by her feet in a pinch, dragging her head along the ground.
She's rather be standing (with help) or walking (with help) than doing almost anything.
She LOVES any crunchy baby snacks, but it takes an army to get her to eat jar food.
She's napping consistently for an hour plus! And the people rejoice again.
She's saying everything you'd expect a 9 month old to say, but so far hasn't seemed to connect words with objects or people.
She loves giving zerbits and eating peoples faces. I'm not kidding, she literally chews on any girls face that will come near enough. No boys though.
She claps constantly, climbs over people, and loves to show off her two shiny teeth.
That's probably as much and more than any of you wanted to know, but gushing is in a mom's job description.
Momentarily you will see 4th of July fun. Stay tuned.

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