So I think the craziest thing about having a 9 month old is realizing that she has been in my life for the same amount of time that she was growing inside me. That's just crazy! Here are her 9 month updates.
The biggest thing that I have seen this month is that Blakely has become a lot more interactive. She has started clapping her hands when Kevin and I say "Yay!" It is the cutest thing. She is also beginning to roll her hands when we sing "Pat-a-Cake."
|Riding in my car!|
She has become a crawling machine and will go from one side of the room to another in no time. My mother-in-law has used this to her advantage and Kevin and I have also started doing this at home. Blakely's never been a great napper so my MIL has now started making Blakely crawl to whatever she wants. If she needs a diaper change, she has to crawl to her room. A bottle? Yep, she has to crawl to get that as well. All the crawling tires her out so much that now she is starting to sleep better during the day.
Speaking of sleeping, she's still not sleeping through the night. I don't feed her anymore when she wakes up but instead put her in bed with us. She falls right back to sleep and it's great Mommy/Blakely cuddle time. I know I will probably regret making this a habit for her but she's small for only a short time and having her near us for part of the night is really special.
Thank you God for this beautiful gift! Blakely, we love you!