Today's photo shoot was difficult. She insisted on chewing on the sticker. I would take it away, only to have her erupt in screams of protest. She certainly knows what she wants.
I think she lost sight of the sticker to try to put some blades of grass in her mouth for a couple of minutes. Why look at the camera and smile when you can chew on grass, leaves, a sticker or a sequined head band?
Here is a picture of the two of us earlier in the month-we traveled to Alabama to visit my grandmother for her birthday.
Newbie O has lost most of her hair. It only seems to grow on one side of her head now and sticks out at every opportunity. Still coming in blond, but the long strands that remain (on the one side) are half black and half blond.
No more baby tub for this little girl. She's just too big now!
She gets so excited when she pulls herself up. So proud of herself. Although she can get around on all fours, she's more interested in standing up, smiling and bouncing a bit. I think she would rather just walk. It really won't be long.
This is one of my favorite pictures-just Daddy and his Mini-Me, hanging out on the back porch and posing for the camera.
Spending a hot afternoonat the water table with her big brothers before they got into a splashing war.
She was sleeping pretty great during the day this month. Two regular naps....then her tooth came in. No more napping for more than 20 minutes, but at least nights seem to be getting better. She is sleeping regularly in four to six hour stretches now which is a huge improvement from...well...just about anytime in the past eight months. Everytime we seem to get on a schedule for any amount of time, some major life event takes place and we start back from scratch.
I'm not exactly sure how much Newbie O weighs-we'll find out next time at her nine month check-up. Tiny no longer, I'm guessing she has gained another two pounds and is probably around the 16 lb mark. She's going up a size in diapers, fits into nine month clothes...growing like a weed like the rest of the crew.
Every day is precious....each day is momentous at this stage. She has surprised me on so many levels this month...but I am selfishly hoping for a "Ma-Ma" next month.