Can you believe it!? I can't! My sweet, beautiful is 9 months old already! She's 3/4 of the way to her first birthday! What is happening!?
I continue to be blown away with how much Sophia grows, and all that she learns! For the most part this month she's mostly worked more on honing in the skills that she's already learned. She LOVES to play with toys now! She climbs, she stands on her own, she's trying to play with syllables more, loves bubbles baths and snuggling!
This past month we've spent (on and off, so not as consistent as we should have been) trying to move Sophia to her own bed, that David so beautifully handmade her!
It's been a tough road, but this past week she has shown SO much improvement! Last night, she went to bed at 10:30pm (her normal bedtime is 11pm because of David's work schedule) and she was asleep by 10:45pm. She woke up around 1am for all of maybe 10 minutes and was back out! She didn't wake up until I woke her up at 10am to come feed and to come to my room to snuggle because it'd suddenly gotten so much colder.
I don't currently have her new measurements but we go back to the Dr. for her 9 month shots next Monday, so I'll be able to update that in here then. She's super tall and super skinny though! She's in mostly 12 month clothing now, but can still comfortably wear 0-3 shorts. Crazy!
This month has been full of excitement! While we haven't reached the official "Halloween" yet, we did get to celebrate this past weekend at two fall festivals!
At this point, she's pretty much decided that she's done with baby foods altogether and wants people foods. So now she still 98% breastfed, and then gets some fruits and veggies and breads and whatnots to eat occasionally too! She really likes cucumbers, bananas, apples, and steamed zucchini.
She is however, going to be the death of me. The girl is crazy. At just over 8 months old, and only having gotten to use this thing properly maybe 2-3 times, David and I turned around just in time to find our little monster CLIMBING out of the baby fence. What!?
She still is the silliest kid I know. She has personality for days and it just keeps gaining more and more every day! She's is such a sweet, happy (mischievous) little girl. She lights up my life.
This month Sophia attended her first "Mullet Festival." Unfortunately, it was really hot and got rained out, so we didn't get to do much or stay for long, but she at least got to see the tiger and the pony and goats.
She also got to go to her first pumpkin patch to get her first pumpkin for Halloween!
This is the one she picked! Mostly because she wanted to eat the stem. LoL.
We also went to the playground for the first time! She was a little overwhelmed though because there were TONS of kids and FOUR birthday parties going on, so it was very loud and obnoxious. But she DID get to go down the awesome slide with Mommy and Auntie.
And play on the mini rock climbing wall.
She also has decided that she is going to be Mommy's little helper! Nothing like starting her young. Haha.
Then we went to our first of two fall festivals! This one was at Chain of Lakes.
She even got to play a game or two!
One of the "presents" she got from trick or treating was a mini bag of cheetos. Sophia has been working on her next two teeth the past week or two so she likes chewing on the bags, and LOVES the sound it makes. So in the car on the way home I tossed her the bag to play with. No sooner did I turn to look out the window, did I hear a loud POP, and turn to find her COVERED in cheetos. Literally seconds is all it took for me to dive in and try to get them out of her reach, but as it turns out...she's a ninja, and so it was that Sophia the stinker had her first cheetos. Guilty cheese face? I think so!
(Cutest darn minion I've ever seen)
She now has FOUR razor sharp teeth as well! I really don't know how I got so lucky to have such a sweet and beautiful little girl! But I must have done something right! :)
Tomorrow will be her first Official Halloween! Then that's the end of October! Can't wait for all the goodies that November and December will bring! We've got Daddy's 28th birthday, Our 6th Wedding Anniversary, Auntie's Birthday, Uncle Doug's Birthday, Mommy's Birthday, her first Christmas, her first New Year's, and a big awesome trip to Canada!! Lots and lots to prepare for! I can't wait!
Edit: Oops! And almost forgot! We got family pictures done!!
UPDATE: We went to the Dr. and she is 28.5 inches long and weighs 16 lbs. 15.2 oz!