Sunday, July 15, 2012

9 months old!

My precious Bre Bre...You are now 9 months old!  You are the happiest, most laid back, easy baby I know. This has been another month of filled with milestones and many firsts!  Your baby blues melt my heart and no matter how much trouble you get into (and it's a lot) you just look up at me and I can't help but smile!

You are sticking that tongue out constantly! It never stays in your mouth! I just love it...because I am also a "tongue sticker outer"! You are still crawling like a champ.  You can cross a room in the blink of an eye.  You are also pulling up and standing up (with assistance) a lot! You never want to just be still...much to mommy's dismay. You are into EVERYTHING...the dishwasher, the dog's bowl, cabinets, drawers, showers, toilets, garbage cans...the list goes on and on. I can't tell you how many near disastrous events we've prevented by the skin of our teeth.  Jesus, please protect this adventurous baby!

 The other day at Wal-Mart you almost gave Mommy a heart attack.  I usually sit you in the front of the cart with your little cart cover and you ride quietly along.  Not this day.  I go to grab something from the shelf and I turn around and you are standing up in the front of the grocery cart...leaning forward.  I bout peed on myself! Perhaps I'm an idiot for not knowing I needed to strap you in...but for the past few months you have just sat with no problems. Apparently sitting in the cart is no longer fun...standing and almost falling to your death is much more exciting. 

 You still nurse 5-6 times a day and I am dreading the day I have to give that special time up. What a blessing it has been.  You also love finger foods and will not turn anything down.  You love bananas, sweet potatoes, puffs, carrots and green beans. You still love the store brand food over my homemade stuff...but again, you won't turn any food away! 

You are 16 pound 4 ounces and are 26 1/2 inches tall. You are still in the 10th percentile for both your height and weight. You are still wearing 6-9 month clothes.  You wear a size 2 shoe.  We moved you up to a size 3 diaper this month as well.

You are a wonderful sleeper (Thank You, Jesus). You go to bed at 8 and will wake up around 5:00 to nurse and then back to bed until 7:30 or 8:00. You still take 2 naps a day; however, they are getting shorter and shorter. Naps used to be 2-2.5 hours, now we are lucky to get an hour and a half.  Sidenote: Naps are a gift from God.

Still no are all gums.  We adore that toothless, gummy grin!

You've started to wave which is the cutest thing ever.  It was so funny because Christian went to correct you the other day and you waved at him and he immediately started laughing!  I can tell we are going to have difficulty being disciplinarians cause you are just too funny! 

We love you so much Aubrey Lane. You bring so much light to our lives! 

Happy 9 months big girl!


  1. Happy NINE months, beautiful Aubrey Lane! SO excited I got to meet you for the first time the other day, but I felt like I've known you forever ;-) Can't wait to get you and my Aubrey Lane together for a play date!

  2. What a sweet, happy, beautiful face! I agree, Henry is into everything too. It scares me to death! He also pulled the standing up in the cart trick and he was buckled in. I nearly died right there in Old Time Pottery.