Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The 9 Month Rundown

Sweet Abigail Grace turned 9 months old today. It's been a whirlwind around here the past few days. I've been packing up the apartment in Baltimore and getting ready to head home to Sarasota for a few months. ::Thanks Mom and Dad graciously for all their help::

I'm looking forward to spending some quality FAMILY time together while Jim rehabs his elbow. Although an injury at the beginning of the season isn't what you want to hear, I think it's God's way of giving us some more time together ... as a family. I am anxious to see what is in His plan for the future, and I pray that we will be able to return to Baltimore in just a few months.

Grandad takes a break from packing and
moving furniture to ... babysit?!?

Because I feel like being a slacker tonight, here is "The 9 Month Rundown." Here it goes...

Baby Abigail Grace, at 9 months old you are ...

* 20 pounds! (75th percentile)
* 27 inches long (40th percentile)
* Smiling and laughing at just about anything
* Rolling over from place to place
* Scooting backwards
* Up on hands and knees, trying to crawl/walking with assistance
* Reaching out to touch Max
* Saying "Da-Da" over and over again
* Imitating sounds/clapping and saying "yayyyy"/waving/shaking head from side to side
* Sleeping on back, but mostly on tummy or side now
* Wearing size 3 diapers
* Drinking 4 bottles a day (5-8 ounces)
* Eating solids 2 to 3 times a day and loving everything! (does it look like you miss a meal?)
* Picking up finger foods
* Taking 2 naps a day and sleeping 11-12 hours at night (approx. 7pm-7am)
* Sporting a toothless grin
*Crying every car ride that lasts longer than 10 minutes :(

Baby Abby, Mommy is also teaching you how to "dance" and "give kisses." You give me so many reasons to smile and laugh. I love being home with you and seeing how you change from day to day. I am so looking forward to these upcoming months. I love you!


Carol said...

That picture of her in the basket is hilarious! I hope Grandad wasn't really sleeping :)

Liz said...

LOL, no Grandad was being an actor here.... I'm sure he felt like sleeping though, he's been doing a lot for me this week! :)

Sippy Cup Mom said...

So cute! Good luck with the move!

Pippy said...

Happy 9 months!

Michelle & Jimmy Rivas said...

So cute! I can't believe Abby is 20 pounds!!! :) Can't wait to see you both!

Shannon said...

So precious! Love that she's toothless. GG was toothless until 2 weeks after her 9 month b'day and she still only has 2. Our sweet babies are only a month apart...how fun! Enjoy Sarasota. Hope you'll be blogging from the Sunshine State.

Liz said...

Michelle, I can't believe she is 20 lbs either!!! I knew she was chunky but whoa!! :)

Shannon, Thanks... I keep thinking, a tooth is coming, a tooth is coming, and NOTHING! Our home is actually in Sarasota so I will be blogging away!

Anonymous said...

Your dad in that picture with the clothes basket is hysterical! I love all the pictures for that matter. Can't wait to see you next week!

Shannon said...

Just wanted to let you know that I have a blog award for you. I'll have it posted tomorrow (Saturday). Have a great weekend!