You're 9 months old today! Look how much you've grown:
Each month I keep thinking it will be impossible for you to get cuter since you're already so cute, but each month you do it! The first few months of your life, all we heard when people saw you was "she's so tiny!" While we still hear that occasionally, that comment has mostly been replaced with, "she has such big, blue eyes!" We can almost count on it every time you meet someone new or see someone who hasn't seen you in a long time. I have to agree with everyone...they are big, blue, and beautiful!
Also, your hair is finally starting to really grow in! It is light brown and very straight right now. You're starting to look less like a baby and more like a little girl each day. I hate it and love it at the same time I love watching you become independent, but I also hate the thought of you growing up!
You weigh about 14 pounds, and you're 26.5 inches long. It is crazy to think that you've grown 7.5 inches since you were born. I can't even remember what it was like when you were that small!
You're still giving the rare spontaneous kiss to us, and have started to give hugs. My heart basically explodes when I'm holding you and you randomly tilt your head, pull yourself close to me, and rest it on my shoulder while you hold on for a few seconds. Those hugs alone are worth all the time we spent waiting for you.
You still haven't started crawling forward, but that doesn't seem to stop you from getting around. You can crawl backwards and around in circles, and it cracks us up how you spin yourself around until you get to where you want to go. You can also scoot pretty well when you're sitting on the floor. We kind of think you might walk before you full-on crawl! You just don't seem interested in crawling.
Speaking of music, this update would not be complete if I didn't mention your favorite song. I'm not sure how it became your favorite, but you are absolutely obsessed with the song "Let it Go" from the movie Frozen! As soon as you hear those first few notes of the song, your head flips around to wherever the sound's coming from, and you're completely entranced for the next 3.5 minutes. We even use it in the car to calm you down sometimes, and it works every time. I call it the magic song.
This month has been pretty laid back around here. The weather hasn't been nice enough to get out too much, so we've hung out around home a lot. Mommy was on spring break for a week, and we had so much fun together! We also did the usual fun family outings and visits.
Next month we'll be able to go outside, swing, take walks, and go visit daddy at the park at work! We can't wait to spend as much time with you as possible!
Here's what you looked like this month:
We love you so much!
Mommy and Daddy