Wednesday, December 7, 2011

9 Months...Wow!!!

It’s just amazing how time is flying!! I can’t believe Elena is 9 months old & it’s almost her 1st Christmas!
And she’s walking!!! Well she’ll take 2 or 3 steps from the table to the couch or from the couch to the exersaucer or from the couch to me so I’m not sure if 2 or 3 steps counts as actually walking yet but she’s so close. The most she’s done in one go was 4 steps where she took 2 steps, stopped, balanced herself, took 2 more steps then fell to her knees & crawled the rest of the way. She stands like a pro now too & will stand & play.
She’s babbling like crazy now…it’s funny that her 2 most repeated sounds are “da da” & “ba ba”…it’s obvious they have no meaning since she has neither a Dada nor a Baba (bottle) lol! She’ll also “say” “ya ya ya” & “gee gee gee”…but nothing seems to actually mean anything though she’s very animated in telling her stories so when she does talk, we’ll have to watch out! She also does this alien voice that is hilarious! I’m going to try to post a video to show you, we’ll see if I figure out how (I apologize for the loud Agent Oso at the beginning )…

Elena had her 9 month well baby check up today…she’s 22 lbs 5 oz & 2’ 5” tall putting her in the 95th percentile…She’s the biggest baby the Dr has right now. Everything looks fine & he’s pleased with her development.
I mentioned that Elena has her 4 front teeth (2 top, 2 bottom)…I was able to get a photo…it’s a little blurry but shows her teeth well…

And that’s about it for us lately…I am really looking forward to Christmas & have been thinking a lot about what traditions I want to start with Elena…but I’ll get into all that in a separate post.


  1. Awww... 9 months and walking! I played the video and one of my dogs just didn't know what to make of her (adorable) babbling. Funny. She's just precious!

  2. Her little voice is so funny! My dog also was a bit baffled (came over a sniffed my laptop, and then gave me a funny look). Something tells me she is going to be a jokester!

  3. I loved when Elena looked at the camera and smiled. She's so cute. And it's amazing how babies progress at different speeds. Scarlett just started to crawl right before 11 months and is no where near walking or even cruising. LOL. I've really enjoyed watching Elena grow up these last few months since I first met you and her in June.

  4. I can't watch the video right now but her toothy pic is adorable! She may need to have a chat with J on this walking thing. He does this odd jig so of course he goes nowhere!

  5. Walking already!! Wow! She is adorable.

    I too have been thinking a lot about Christmas traditions with Elsie. I am desperately trying to finish making a stocking for her but as time ticks away, I don't think I'll make it. Sigh.

  6. I absolutely LOVE her smile. You are going to have a very bright Christmas!

  7. I loved the moment when she looked at the camera (you) and smiled, too! And her alien voice cracks me up! I can't believe she's walking already. Such an advanced little girl!

    Finn was just 2 pounds less than she is at his 6 month visit last month. How did we get such big babies? LOL


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