|Elizabeth Grace - 9 months|
Elizabeth went for her 9 month check up yesterday and she weighs 23 lbs 2 oz and is 29 3/4 inches long - both are the 100th percentile!! 100% people! Public Warning: I produce large babies! I mean, they are normal at birth but then seem to just jump right into that BIG BABY stage and stay there. Aaron, at 4 1/2 years old is just recently starting to "slim down".
Elizabeth sits up on her own, is starting to pull herself up from a sitting position and is trying super hard to get those big legs under her to crawl. Right now she just rolls everywhere. The doc said it's a bit tougher for "bigger" babies to get themselves going since they've got more weight on them.
She is just starting to get a bit big for her 9 month clothing and so we've got the 12 months ready for her. We also switched her diapers to 7th Generation because they are unbleached and she kept having reoccurring rashes. These diapers have definitely helped with that!
She's got 4 teeth on top and 4 on the bottom and loves to smile (and bite!). Of course she puts absolutely anything you give her in her mouth including you! She likes to chew on Josh's collarbone which for some strange reason I think is kinda cute. She also loves to put her hand in his beard and pull his hair & skin! She likes to smack her brother's head and pull his hair. And with me.... well, she likes to motorboat. LOL! Yeah, I just said that. I mean, she's been on formula for more months than not but she just likes to rest her face in there and open her mouth. It's so funny. I'm sure it's a comfort thing.
She wakes me up in the morning by banging her feet on the crib and yelling "Mama! Maaaama! Mamamama!" but she always greets me with a smile. She's been sleeping through the night for awhile and takes 2 naps a day.
Basically, she's doing awesome. We love her to pieces. Thanks to all of our family for helping us out lately especially. We love you all and will hopefully be sending some pictures out soon.
Stay tuned because we've got some stuff on the horizon!!!