Wednesday, August 13, 2014

9 Months

9 Months Young 7/28/2014
At Carsyn's 9 month checkup (albeit 2 weeks after she turned 9 months) she weighed 18 lbs and 5 oz (35%), height 27 3/4 in (50%) and head circumference 45.4 cm (80%).  Our little girl is growing up so fast, and is astonishing us on her developments!  She started crawling in early July and just 2 weeks later she was pulling up!  Carsyn is pretty quick too, she loves following us from room to room or will explore by herself.  I can't even count the number of laps she's made around the kitchen/living room and game room.  She's also recently started cruising around our furniture.  She has discovered the stairs but has only tried to climb them once.  I think having turned our formal dining room into a game room helps to distract her from climbing.

Let me out!
Carsyn loves food, and of course it has to be real food, none of that baby food stuff.  The girl is eating us out of house and home, sometimes she even eats more than Ryland!  I don't know how she manages to eat all that food with only 2 bottom teeth, she definitely doesn't let the lack of teeth slow her down.  Everything she's tried she's loved:  mac n cheese, meatballs, pasta, hot dogs, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, pizza, watermelon, blueberries, mandarin oranges, cheerios, CHEESE (yes she is my daughter!), chicken nuggets... you name it she'll probably eat it.  She always tries to steal bites from whatever we are eating and she gets most upset if you deny her your spoils.  She's mastered a sippy cup, loves drinking from a straw and will always go for my cup (which she can drink from as long as you hold it).  Daycare loves it when she arrives, first thing they do is put her in the high chair and feed her.  They just love her, always want to hold her and are impressed with her motor and eating skills.
2 teeth! 7/27
loves watermelon 7/6
Nom nom.  Mac n cheese and meatballs! 7/17
And of course dessert 7/19

4th of July came and went by so fast!  Carsyn actually managed to stay awake for fireworks while Ry fell asleep at 6pm.  She did great too!  She wasn't scared of the noise and seemed to really enjoy the light show.  We went to a couple parties, had some people over that evening for fireworks, hit up the pool and even visited cousins over the weekend.  The kids were worn out every night.  :)

My 4th of July firecrackers 7/3/2014

Pool time 7/4/2014

Snuggles with Nana - 7/6
Night time has definitely improved.  For a while there we went through a phase where she was waking up 2-3 times a night and wanted to be held.  The past month she's been consistently going to bed about 8pm and wakes up anywhere between 6:15-7am.  We still rock her to sleep at night though, and if she does happen to wake up in the middle of the night we sleep on her futon until she's out and then move her back to the crib.  Not the best thing for us to be doing, we really need to let her cry it out.

I pull up and stand! 7/26/2014

Carsyn has really grown this past month.  Her smiles, bubble blowing and squeals are delightful.  Sometimes I swear she sounds like those dinosaurs from Jurassic Park (like those cute little dinos that look harmless with their chirps and hooting sounds). She really is a happy baby, full of personality and warmth and oh so intelligent too!  Carsyn adores her older siblings and they love to play with her.  I'm loving how Carsyn is all about mommy right now, she's always seeking me out.  Of course then Ry-Ry demands my attention as well.  It's the best thing.  <3

Carsyn pulling up 7/19

bath time fun 7/21

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