Letters to Charlotte: 9 Months

Dear Charlotte,

9 Months:  as they say, you’ve now been out as long as you were in! I was looking back at your newborn pictures yesterday, wondering where that sleepy, still baby went. Because you, my dear, are anything but still. You are constantly on the go, moving from one interesting thing to the next.

You are full-on crawling everywhere, as well as pulling up on anything and everything you can. You completely embrace the rule that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line;  no matter what is in your way in getting to where you want to go, you will go over it or crash through it rather than go around it. Your face usually has at least one bruise or scratch from your escapades, but when you hurt yourself, you fuss for a bit, get a hug and kiss from whoever is around, and move right along with your adventures.

According to the scale at the doctor, you weigh 17.5 pounds (28%)- I’m going to have to weigh you again on our scale because I thought you were closer to 18. You are 28.5 in tall (83%). You wear size 3 diapers and size 6-9 month clothes. You still nurse 4-5 times a day/night and drink 6-8 oz bottles as well. Until two nights ago, you were sleeping 10-12 hour stretches at night, but the last few nights you’ve been up, wanting to eat and cuddle, in the middle of the night. I really hope this isn’t going to become a habit! You still have zero teeth, but that isn’t stopping you from eating. Just like me, you love your carbs- you love any kind of bread, cereal, etc. I don’t blame you one bit- we just need to make sure you eat your vegetables too!

You love all your little activities we do during the week- music class, church, and mothers-day-out. You never even glance back at me when I drop you off, but when I pick you up, I’m always greeted with a huge grin and squeal of excitement- I love it.

Charlotte, you amaze me every day with your sweet, sassy developing personality. I absolutely adore spending every day with you and watching you grow. I love you to the moon and back!



2 thoughts on “Letters to Charlotte: 9 Months

  1. I'm sorry, surely 9 months is a typo right? Slow.her.down. That is all.

    Ok, of course not all, super cute pics, happy 9 months to super busy happy and maybe a bit dramatic C! Xoxo

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