Payton Jae is now 9 Months Old!!! It's crazy to me how much time has gone by since the day she was born! She's been such a wonderful addition and blessing to our family, we really don't know what we'd do without her!
This month has been a big one in the life of Payton:
*She is OFFICIALLY no longer nursing!!
*She is now crawling (as of Jan 3rd) ALL over the place!
*She finally gave me a 12 hours stretch of sleep at night (Jan 6th) and has been doing 12-14 hrs since!!!! (We're all very, very happy about this!!!)
*She started to pull herself up on things on Jan 15th.
*She started clapping on Jan 18th.
*Her first two teeth (the bottom ones) finally broke through on the SAME day (Jan 18th).
*She can sit up from a crawling position (Jan 20th).
*She loves to mimic...especially whatever Alexa is doing.
*She is affectionately known as "sweet pea" by her big sister".
*She loves to get into everything now that she's more mobile.
*She's still saying "ba-ba", "ma-ma", "da-da", "ya-ya" and has added "hi-da" (hi dad), "ga-ga".
*She loves playing with blocks and making the towers crash.
*She doesn't like to be left alone and will yell in protest if I even just disappear around a corner!
*She doesn't like to be left out of the action...if daddy and Alexa go upstairs, she'll "yell" at the bottom of the stairs until daddy comes and gets her.
*She still loves any baby food I give her, except for the chunkier versions so I guess we'll sneak those in periodically!!
*She LOVES snacks - baby puffs, cheese puffs, veggie sticks, yogurt melts, etc.
*She can and has been able to hold her own sippy cup for quite some time and feed herself her formula!
*She's still taking at least 2 naps a day, and sometimes even a shorter 3rd one.
We had her 9 month check up this afternoon. She's such a little trooper, she had to get one shot, have them take a urine sample AND prick her toe for a blood sample. She's been getting over another cold, but other than that, she's a healthy, happy little girl!
Here are her stats at 9 months:
20 lbs 4 oz (75th percentile)
27 1/4" (50th percentile)
Happy 9 Months Sweet Pea!