Our hilarious little daughter turned 9 months old yesterday. I can't believe I have a 9 month old, but I also feel like she's been around forever. A lot of people say, "WOW, time flies, I can't believe she's already 9 months old".
And I don't mean that in a bad way, but it certainly feels like it has been 9 months. The highs have been high, and the lows have been low, but in the end, an amazing, incredible 9 months. The best 9 months of my life. There were a couple days that were the worst of my life...mostly around the 6-8 week mark, but overall, pretty splendid.
I posted her 9 month photo on Facebook yesterday for all the world to see. When taking these photos each month, I try to pick the one which most accurately represents the stage of life she is in.
Month 1: blob laying against the chair
Month 3: becoming aware of her surroundings
Month 6: sitting up
Month 9: it was almost impossible to get a photo because she wouldn't stop moving and wanted to crawl or leap off the chair. And then, she learned a new skill. A skill I dislike. She arches her back and screams at the top of her lungs when she doesn't want to do something. We call it her alternate personality, Archie.
Example: She doesn't want to get in her carseat - Archie comes out to play
She doesn't want to sit in her high chair - Archie comes out to play
She doesn't want to take her 9 month photo - ARCHIE