Friday, March 9, 2012

An update from Olivia at 9 months

... I don't know why this post just showed up, we wrote it on Feb 3, 2011...

So I know that Olivia will be 10 months old tomorrow, but she has been wanting to post this all month,  so I am going to let her. I am passing the keyboard over to her now...

Hello everyone! I am 9 months old now and growing like a weed - a cute and adorable weed - but definitely as fast as a weed.  I had my 9 month well baby check up and everything looks good. I weighed 19 lbs 4 oz and am 28 1/2 inches tall.  I have come a long ways from when I was born and weighed 6 lbs 12 oz and was 19.4 inches tall.  Mama is getting close to the point of not being able to carry me in my car seat.  I don't know what they are going to do about that.  I am saying Mama and Dada now.  I do a lot of cooing and talking, but no one seems to understand what I am saying.  I think Emma does some of the time because she talks back to me in my own language

I started crawling on New Year's Day, so Mom and Dad can't keep up with me now.  They have their work cut out for them because they have gotten a little relaxed on keeping everything baby safe.  I am finding lots of things on the floor that are very exciting and of course they have to go straight into my mouth so that I can check them out.  Who knew that chewing on scraps of paper could be so much fun?

Just this week I figured out how to stand up by myself.  I have to hold onto something, but I like the view from up here. There is a whole new world of things to get into now that I can reach higher.  I can't wait to see what I can get my hands on.  My diet is now quickly expanding.  This week I have tried English Peas, Avocados, and Mum Mums.  I love feeding myself, so anything that it is easy to pick up is great fun.  I have also discovered that I love banana muffins, so I need to encourage Emma to make me some more.  She is a great big sister.  She likes to bring me toys and make sure that I am happy.  She has been trying to take some of my new toys this week and we need to put a stop to that.  Mama takes away one of her toys when she takes one of mine that I am playing with, but that doesn't seem to have solved the problem yet.  Emma better watch out because I think it is about time for me to start taking her toys.  The world is my oyster now that I am mobile and Emma has many pearls that I need to get my hands (and mouth) on!

I am definitely one of the happiest babies around.  It doesn't take much to make me smile and laugh.  Actually, it takes quite a lot to make me stop smiling.  There are just so many things to be happy about that I can't help myself.  Mama says that I am the happiest baby she is ever seen so I am sure that is the truth.  She has a very objective perspective.

Behind the Times

Since my blog still has a Christmas background, I think it is only fitting that I finally share some of Olivia's newborn pictures and my maternity pictures.  Olivia is 6 weeks old in the newborn pictures and I was 36 weeks pregnant in the maternity pictures.  Just one short week before Olivia was born!

 I uploaded more pictures to my Picasa web album, so check those out.