Julia Rose ~ Nine Months Old
June 27, 2010
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Here’s our nine month Betsy Bear photo :). Julia has learned so many things since her last update! She is now crawling and sitting up really well and is also starting to pull up on things once in a while with her tiny arms. When people see her, they keep saying “she is getting so big” but, in reality she is still only 15 lbs – she hasn’t gained any weight in the past month! Maybe she’s gotten longer, I haven’t measured her… Her reflux problems seem to be getting better little by little, which is great! She’s a very happy girl who loves to smile and laugh – although she has shed a few tears when teething – she has two bottom teeth showing now. She has graduated from sponge baths to baby bathtub, from naps in the swing to naps in her crib, and from being carried in the baby carrier to being held in our arms and sitting in a high chair in restaurants. She is really starting to take an interest in books now and I think she might be catching on to some “baby signs” we’re teaching her. (We used these simple signs with Gabe when he was a baby too. It was great because he was able to communicate with us earlier since babies can learn to make simple signs before they are able to speak with words.) She loves be tickled and loves to “dance” to music. She usually does eat baby food, but will not eat table food or drink from a bottle (she likes her sippy cup, but mostly just to play with, not really to drink from it). She is really getting used to being with people other than Mommy and Daddy now and is finally having fun in nursery – yay!!! She knows how to wave too and I think I even heard her say “bye-bye” once!
Her favorite games right now are:
Peek-a-boo: She covers her face with her blankie, then whips the blankie away with a huge smile on her face.
How Big is Baby? You ask “how big is baby?” Then she raises her little arms high in the air and you say “SO BIG!”.
Big Eye! This is a silly little game I play with her and she loves it! We put our faces together nose to nose so that when we look at each other in the eye, we can only see one big eye instead of two. Then I say “Big eye!” and she laughs :).
As you can tell, Julia is at a really fun age and we’re enjoying her so much! It is sooooo fun to see her crawl around after her big brother and Gabe loves that she can play with him a bit now too :).