Friday, March 9, 2012

Layla is 9 Months!

Sweet baby girl, you are 9 months old! Your personality is coming through more and more. You are so sweet and just give me the biggest smiles. You give me sugars when I ask for them and come at me with your mouth wide open! I love it! You are still a total Momma's girl and I love that too.

We went to the doctor this month and you weighed 26 pounds, 98% and were just shy of 30", 98%. You wear size 4 or 5 shoes, depending on the brand, and wear a size 4 diaper. You are still wearing 24 month clothes. I did put a 2T shirt on you the other day and it fit just fine. Your little legs aren't long enough to wear 2T pants yet though.

You say mama, dada, and all sorts of other crazy sounds that don't mean anything yet. You love to "talk" to your sister. Right now it just consists of "eeh, goo" and such. She makes noises back to you and you will repeat them, so it really sounds like a conversation!

You are pulling up on everything, cruising along the furniture, speed crawling, and constantly following your sister around. You LOVE to be in her room. You both play kitchen together and it just makes me so happy!
You sleep great at night! Your bedtime is usually around 9. You set your own schedule when you were little and it has just fallen in place. Some days you don't nap and then you are ready for bed at 8. Sometimes you get to stay up until 10 if you have napped really well throughout the day. Speaking of naps they were very precise from 11-2, but with all things they are changing too. You nap now from about 1:00-4:00. Your evening nap is usually only an hour and you fall asleep on me while you are eating and I just let you stay there.

You are still nursing 5-6 times a day, eating baby food and have even started getting really food. You have had mac & cheese, bread, chicken, other pastas, and even ice cream! You made the funnies face when you tried the ice cream, but you opened your mouth right back up for some more. (I was much MUCH more picky about not letting Ella have certain foods, but it is so true that you are more lenient with your second child.)

You are just the sweetest, most cuddly baby. You have been doing better in the nursery and Wednesday you played the whole time without fussing! You also already have a temper and get so mad when I take something away. You put EVERYTHING in your mouth, good or bad, and get so mad when I have to fish it out.

I love you so much and am so thankful you are my baby girl. Your Daddy and I are amazed at how blessed we are! We thank God for you and your sister!!

And now for the outtakes...
Cool leaf, huh? Layla is mesmerized by anything Ella has.

Ella loves to make faces. Silly girl!

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