August 28, 2015

Alexis at Nine Months

Dear Alexis,

Another blink of an eye, and another month has gone by.

ToothWatch2015 has come to it’s first conclusion! Those two front teeth have finally come although way through! They were mostly broken through your gums at the start of the month, and remained that way for quite some time. Then, one morning when you were playing with Nicole she suddenly exclaimed “Baby has teeth!” Sure enough, there is no denying it now. You are amazingly gentle with your new found chompers. You go to town gnawing on your toys, but so far have left fingers alone.

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Showing off those pearly whites.

You’re well on your way to being mobile. You’re scooting backwards small distances, and able to turn around when on your tummy to reach your toys. You love to stand and try and pull yourself up every chance you get. Your favorite climbing instruments are mommy & daddy. The tub is another favorite practice spot. So far you mostly just get your butt off the ground. You can get a leg underneath you and but can only pull yourself all the way up with a little help from mommy and daddy. You’re also a champion at getting up on your hands and knees in a crawl position, you’re just not crawling yet. Soon. Very soon.

You’re gaining more confidence standing at your table. You’ll reach across the table and hold on with just one hand to get your favorite toys. You’ll stand with just one hand on mommy, or daddy as well. Last week Mommy helped you walk by holding your hands. You had such a huge smile on your face. You cannot wait to walk. Sometimes you watch Nicole so intently as she runs around the house. We know you want to join her too.

pincher

You’re now eating Cheerios and Puffs in addition to your purees. Puffs are your favorite. You start the happy dance as soon as we put you down in the high chair. You pinch your fingers together and tap them on the tray to show your desire for solid foods. For the longest time you would get them in your mouth, turn them over and spit them out. It’s only recently that you started chewing on them.

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Tummy time, smile time

Daddy and I think your favorite person is Nicole. You get so excited when she comes with us to greet you in the morning, or takes a bath with you. The past couple of nights you’ve actually cried when it was time to take you out of the bath and away from Nicole. I suspect as soon as you learn to crawl you will be her shadow.

Love Always,
Mommy & Daddy

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