Tuesday, July 30, 2013

9 Months

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".

I can.

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


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