Saturday, June 8, 2013

happy 9 months Charlotte!!

Charlotte,

Today you are nine months old! You have been out in the world for almost as long as you were in my belly (born at 41 weeks, which is 6/22/13)!! 

doing lots of talking while standing up

mmm leaves

oh look, more leaves to eat!

So much has changed. You now weigh in at 20lbs 8oz and are 28.5" long. Your head is 45 cm, and all stats put you in the 75th percentile. Perfectly average. You will be in 12 months clothes any day now. I am amazed every single day by how quickly you learn something and how much mischief you can get into now! If I turn my back for a second you are half way across the room taking books out of baskets or throwing shoes around the room. 


getting into the books!

Needless to say, we just ordered a baby cage to keep you away from the electronics and fireplace, or to coral you when needed. So far you don't seem to hate it. Yay!


the new living room

One of the cutest things you started doing this month was going from a crawling position to sitting. The reason it is so cute: you put your butt into it. You start on your tummy, go into a downward dog  and then reverse until your tushy is on the floor. Sometimes when you go to sit, there is a toy in the way, and you just sit right on top of it. Then you try and get the toy but can't figure out why it is stuck! So cute!!


Here you are crawling around, throwing toys, and doing lots of talking.


video



you backed up to sit down and ended up right next to Harley! 

And boy are you demanding lately! There is no more solo play time. You want Mommy or Daddy to play with you at all times. Nap time is now the only time Mommy gets any chores done.


play with me Mommy!!

Your big accomplishment of the month: Pulling yourself up!! Grandma Rachel and GGMA were visiting when it happened and we were all surprised! You were playing with Dada on the floor and BAM, you stood up!! 


look at me I'm standing!!!

 And now you do it all the time. You use the coffee table, the couch, your toys. Anything and everything. And once you get up, your little hands go a mile a minute trying to grab something new and exciting to play with! I have to be careful about when I leave on the coffee table now. 


getting into trouble!

My not so favorite "new" thing this month....you have started demanding to eat. From me. In public. By pulling down my shirt. Or sticking your head in my chest and motor-boating me. LOL. It's pretty funny until you start to get upset while we are out and about (usually in the checkout line). It's great that you figured out where your food comes from, but I wish you understood waiting. 


yay boobie!!!




Grandma & Grandpa Clute came for a visit this month too. They stayed for a whole week! We went on a few little hikes, drove to Sausalito, and went out for Mother's Day brunch. You sure changed a lot since the last time Grandpa saw you at only two weeks old.


mid sneeze

checking out Muir Woods

Point Lobos

Here we are on Mother's Day....

happy girl!!

Another first: your first baseball game. Over Memorial Day weekend we went to San Francisco with Auntie Sara and Nana and got to see the Giants play....and WIN!! We dressed you in black and orange, and I bought a special hair bow for the game. I didn't want everyone to think you were a boy! 


haha it looks like you have a full head of hair!!!

the view of the stadium!

Your first bike ride!!
on the beach cruiser!

We actually had to return this bike seat since it doesn't work well with Mommy's regular bike. You now sit in the back. You seem happy either way!


post nap play time with H



And I just had to add this adorable photo. You and your twinsie, Miss Molly, who went to stroller strides with us...




You are becoming such a big girl!! Curious and funny with a mind of your own. You keep us entertained and on our toes. We love you sooo much Charlotte!!

Love,
Mommy & Daddy

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