I can't believe that my baby girl is 9 months. Where the heck does the time go? And with the holiday's here, it is going even faster. I am sure all of you know this and can definitely relate!
My Precious Skylar,
The last two months have been huge milestones for you, Miss Skylar. Before 8 months you were crawling everywhere and no longer army crawling...unless you were being lazy! You mastered pulling yourself up on anything and everything and our DVD's definitely take a beating because of this. Our living room always looks like a bomb went off between them and your toys, but I love it. Now you are starting to get brave and get your balance and letting go of things and standing on your own. To think that you will be crawling soon blows my mind!
You are now sleeping through the night waking up between 5-6am. Mommy LOVES this! You love to eat and let us know at night that your belly is empty and you don't stop letting us know until food is being shoved in your mouth. Within the last week, you have started eating yogurt melts and rice puffs. You weren't sure of them at first, but now you enjoy sitting there and eating and most of all, feeding yourself. All the while, I am left realizing that you are becoming so much more independent than I am ready for!
You have picked up waving as well. When people wave at you "bye bye" you wave also. Sometimes you wave to the person, other times you wave to yourself and think you are the coolest thing ever waving that tiny little hand of yours. Oh and let me add that you also say, "bah bah" while doing it. The most common things that come out of you mouth are "ma ma ma ma" and "da da da da". I am thankful you have picked up that "da da" part because Daddy was starting to think I was brain washing you! Just kidding. Let us not forget that you also clap. This started when you started falling down from pulling yourself up on things and me clapping and saying, "YAY!!!" to keep you from crying. Anytime you hear "YAY" you start clapping. You are always so proud of the things you do - just like Mommy and Daddy!
You have quite the personality my little love. You start smiling and talking to me as soon as you wake up in the morning. I love it. While I don't enjoy early mornings (and am lucky that you usually sleep in til 7:30), I don't mind them because I have your bright, shining face to wake me up. I am so proud at how much better you are sleeping and in your own bed at that. You no longer are waking up crying in the middle of the night for mommy to come and hold you.
I love watching the way that you are bonding with your brother and sister. And it warms my heart more than anything to see just how much they both love you. Sissy loves to take care of you - love on you, carry you around, make you laugh, play with you...anything. She loves absolutely everything about you. She even wants to be with you when you are crying and not happy. And boy does your little chubby face light up when you see you sister. Brother adores you as well. He is starting to play with you more and more and sometimes he gets a bit rough. I think that he forgets that you are a little baby and not a toy for him. Although, you don't seem to mind. Every time you guys play, he is rolling you around and wrestling. And just the other day, Mommy almost died because when I looked over, he had your head wrapped in a blanket and was dragging you around. Yes, he was dragging you around BY YOUR HEAD! There is no doubt that you are going to be on tough little cookie. The love the three of you share is truly unique.
Skylar Marie, Mommy loves you more than anything. I melt when you make the cute little noises that you do when you smile at me. I love when you want to snuggle me and when only mommy will do. I love the way that you "pet" my belly and back while you are eating. I love how soft and smooth your skin is. I love your chubby little legs. I love your cute little button nose. I love absolutely everything about you. And while I miss you being a tiny baby, I am loving watching you grow, watching you explore, watching you learn. Mostly, I love being your Mommy.
I love you forever.