Friday, March 30, 2012

Nine Months

Well, here we are. Olivia has officially been out in the world longer than my pregnancy. Let's all pause to shed a tear.

Olivia, you are such a big girl! Long and lean. You can wear several size 12 month outfits because that's what covers your long tummy and legs. I'm grateful for the warmer months ahead because (I hope) shorts will fit you longer because we don't have to worry too much about them being too short.

You have been developing such a personality! You're a happy girl so very much of the time and when you don't want to be happy, you aren't. When we tell you "no" or do something that you don't like, you vocalize your displeasure. 

You love to explore. You will investigate every nook and cranny of our home that you can reach. You love to read/chew on your books, play with your nativity set and love on the baby in the mirror.

You move fast! There is no stopping you now that you're such a proficient crawler. All the dogs that you've been around in the last month have had to adjust accordingly. Your parents have also had to adjust our reaction time because we really don't want you dipping your hand in the dogs' water bowl or pulling a bicycle down on top of yourself.

You love to eat! Avocado is still a staple of your diet but we've become much more adventurous in the last month. You've had pieces of chicken tenders, hamburgers, American cheese, baked sweet potato fries, tortillas, kiwi, pizza crust, cheerios and TONS of yogurt.  You love to eat blueberries and aren't even the messiest baby to ever consume them.  We also tried pineapple, which you loved, but it did give you a little bit of diaper rash so we'll try those again in another month or two.

This has been an incredible month for Olivia growing and changing and I'm so grateful for pictures that remind me of what she was like just a month ago. It's crazy!

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