Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Kinsley Anne @ 9 months..

Kinsley Anne,
On Monday, you turned 9 months old. That's 3/4 of a year, folks! We're on the downhill slide to a year & that is hard to believe for this mama. You have been SO much fun the last month but are keeping your mom & dad very busy. Here is what you're up to...
  • just starting to wear a size 3 diaper. Although we still have some size 2's that we're finishing up and those still fit as well.
  • wearing size 9 month clothes & occasionally you wear a size 12 month outfit. 12 month dresses hang on your shoulders like "sexy clothes" but the 12 month pants are a pretty good fit.
  • weighing ~17# (25%)
  • measuring ~28in (75%)
  • getting into everything! you crawl very quickly but would rather have your feet up under you as if to walk on all fours rather than crawl in a typical fashion.
  • you pull up to a stand on anything & everything.
  • you have also hit a stage where you like to climb on top of things. (ie, the suitcase laying on the ground, boxes that are on the floor, etc)
  • you are a great car rider, but our 10 hour trip was just not fun for anyone.
look at that pointed toe! this child's bound to be a dancer, I think.
  • you LOVE "raffy," your angel dear lovey as seen in the picture above. we don't leave the house without him. you really do not fall asleep well without your paci & raffy.
  • you are a trooper. you have dealt with a lot of sickness & you are the happiest sick baby I know.
  • you love water. you could literally play in the bath for hours if we let you. last night, you tried to lay your head down in the water when you got tired. I guess we need to teach you that bath water is not a good pillow.
  • some of your favorite toys are: keys, bath toys, musical walk behind toy, and any kind of power cord you can get your hands on (eek!)
  • you still let me put any kind of headband or bow on your head & unless you're tired, you leave them alone! everyone is always amazed by this.
  • you love your puppies. when we ask where your puppies are and make barking noises, even if you're mid-temper tantrum, you stop, smile, & look around.
  • you are starting to become a daddy's girl...with the exception of yesterday. typically, you reach for daddy when he comes into your sight. you whine until he picks you up. you smile and laugh when he plays hide & seek with you. however, yesterday, you wanted mommy and only mommy. i know it must warm his heart when you do those things with him because yesterday, it made me feel extra special that you wanted mama cuddle time.
  • you still play "pick a paci" most nights. when we lay you in your crib at night, even if you're asleep when we lay you down, most of the time, you sit back up and try out each & every paci in the crib before finding the right one.
  • you usually take 2 good naps/day but you have days where you just cat nap on & off. Your most consistent nap time is 10am.
  • you are all thrown off on bedtime because of our recent trip. You were previously asleep by 8pm every night. However, the last 2 nights, you have gone to sleep at 7pm, woke back up at 730pm, and stayed up until ~9pm when you go back down for the night. You really like your sleep, so I won't be surprised if you eventually go back to your 8pm bedtime.
  • you usually wake up in the morning between 630-7am.
  • you are the ultimate snuggler first thing in the AM.
  • you are not yet saying any words, still just babbling and "singing" to us.

Kinsley Anne,
9 months...really? I can't believe before I blink my eyes you will be transitioning from being a baby to being a toddler. How & when did this happen? You are such an incredible joy to be around. You are developing such a personality & have let us know that when you want something, you will, without a doubt, let us know what it is that you want. I cannot believe that I will soon begin planning your 1st birthday. We love you more than I knew was humanly possible. When I was watching Aunt Ash & Uncle Ryan get married last weekend, I couldn't help but daydream about the day that you walk down the aisle. I didn't let my thoughts wander too far or else my table would have been soaked with tears. We pray for you regularly, that you would grow up to be an intelligent, independent, & poised young woman who one day comes to know the love of a wife & mother. We look forward to seeing where life will lead you..but for now, we'll just see to it that pneumonia leaves you the heck alone. We love you to the moon & back...always, always, always, & forever.

Love, Mama and Daddy.

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