Personality: Baby girl continues to have the best gummy smiles, and generally be a sweet baby. The crying is still increased, at least until someone picks her up. She's happy to be carried around by E or I, but is growing more weary of strangers. She does well when I drop her off at Kid Stuff at the Y, but once she sees me coming back to pick her up she gets very upset about being with the teachers.
Dislikes: Sitting by herself for more than five minutes. Being alone in a room. Strangers. If she wants to be picked up she cries and puts her hands up by her ears. For the first couple of days she was doing this I worried that her ears were bothering her, but no, that's just her go to move when she really want to be picked up.
Eating: Baby C loves eating finger foods. Crackers, puffs, blueberries, strawberries, bananas and pretty much anything else we give her to try. Well, at least she'll try it once.
Sleeping: Baby girl is sleeping very nice stretches at night. She likes an early bedtime, sometime around 7:30 or 8pm, then sleeps until between 5-6am. Some mornings she goes back to sleep for another hour or two, otherwise she stays up for a couple of hours, then takes a short nap. She naps again for a longer time in the afternoon, and sometimes takes another shorter nap before dinner.
Stats: 19 lbs, .5 oz and 27 inches. Ahh... this was the hard part of the month. I took Baby C in for her 9 month check up and she really didn't grow much between 6 and 9 months. She gained just over a pound and grew just a quarter of an inch (dropping her down to the 23rd percentile in height, way off her growth curve and strange for our babies so far). Her pediatrician was a little worried about her height gain, so she did tested her thyroid. The tests came back normal, but I still can't help but worry about her a little. She's down to the Hopefully she'll go through a growth spurt soon and I'll be able to relax.