Saturday, March 23, 2013

9 Whole Months

Ya'll, I have 9 month old.

Yes, this precious little monkey is 9 WHOLE months old!
(could you not just die over those arms?!?! her legs look like that too.) 

I know I say it every month, but this is a fun one! 
You are discovering so many new things every day. 
Everything is new. And amazing. And funny. And the coolest thing that ever happened to you. 
You surprise us AND yourself with all your new tricks!

You are still in size 3 diapers and 6-9 month clothes. 
At your check up this week you are weighing a whopping 19lbs 14oz, 78 percentile! 
All those yummy foods you eat are sticking with you!! :)

Speaking of foods you have tried lots of new yummies this month - including spaghetti pie, waffles, 
corn, chicken, turkey, and meatloaf. 
I have started making you meatballs with chicken, carrots, apples, and breadcrumbs, they are a HUGE success!!
Aaaaand, you finally have your very first tooth poking through!!
YAY!!

While I do believe you are a Momma's girl, you are REALLY loving your Daddy these days. Which Daddy really loves!
You even said Dada for couples days!
I caught you two dancing one night, every inch of my heart melted.

Momma went out of a town for a weekend and it was just you and Daddy for almost 2 days!
We had our first skype date so Momma did cry too much!

You had some pretty big first this month....

The biggest.....You are officially a crawler! - February 26
All over the place!
Here is the video of the verrrry first crawl-steps!!
and now you can't be stopped! 

And you are already trying to walk/stand....typically ending up in the downward dog position...

And I'm not sure how I don't have a picture of it...but you are gonna be a gymnast. 
You are constantly doing the splits...left, right, middle...full fledged splits. 
All the time. 

Apparently I should stop putting you in these PJs because you grow up too fast when you where them....because this morning you pulled up.  - March 23
All by yourself. 
And you were quite proud of yourself! As you should be!


You also had your first St. Patrick's Day - March 17

Lots of St. Patrick's outfits for my little Irish girl!


You got in the Jump Jumps at Monkey Joes for the first time! - March 16
And you went nuts! 
and that's a good thing as I have a feeling you will be spending a loooot of time there!

Now that you are crawling you are finding all kinds of new "toys" to play with!
 


Your most favorite toy these days...this "backstage mirror" toy Mimi got you...
You have always like to look at yourself....and add lights and music?! It screams ELISE! Look at that face!


You played in your friend Caroline's ball bit at her birthday and you were in heaven. 
Daddy has decided you need one!

A few of my favorite moments this month...
 She has two lovies and she loves them equally...but is willing to share!

You fell asleep cuddling with me in bed one morning...I miss that!

 Spirit Fingers!

We had a Momma/Daughter date to Target!

 We enjoyed ourselves.....

You helped me with laundry!

Every day gets better.
You recognize us when we walk into a room.... 
.....and start bouncing/dancing and squealing....
...or even better, you crawl to us! 
It is truly the best feeling in the world!
We are so blessed to be your parents, Elise.
I am seriously so honored and so humbled to have been blessed to be your Momma.
I can't explain how proud I am when I see you crawl, or stand up, or feed yourself. 
You worked so hard at these little tricks and now you are rocking them like you have been doing it your whole 9 months!
People can try to explain parenthood to you, but it's a whole different level when you see your baby girl stand up and look at you with that big gummy smile!!

We love you, Elise Kelly Bellar!
Happy 9 months, baby girl!!

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7 comments:

Ashley Brickner said...

This is just so sweet!!! Happy 9 months!

Mëlissa Bakër said...

What a beautiful little darling! Love her st Patrick's day outfits xx Super adorable!!

A Wedding Story said...

She is so, so precious...and those chubby legs. Wow, wow, wow so cute!!

Chris | Team Sea-Squared said...

She's a doll! I could eat her up!

Valerie Griffin said...

she is sooo cute!

the girl in the red shoes said...

Sarah, she is just the cutest little girl ever! I want Hudson to be her boyfriend!!!!

Becca Moss said...

Look at them cheeks! Love all of the pictures, she is adorable!