Hard to believe, but Sophia turned 9 months old this past weekend. I honestly can't believe that we've hit the mark where she has been outside as long as she was inside. And boy has she grown.
She has 3 1/2 teeth - both bottom teeth, her top front right and is doing a solid job on bringing her left front tooth down. The other top tooth is making it's way into the universe as well. It's like Fort Knox, though, to try and get in to see or touch them. We're going to start with a "tooth brushing" routine shortly. Got to keep them pearly and white.
She is crawling, but only in reverse. She can shimmy her way around the floor really well and does her pushups to get to crawling, but she hasn't quite put it all together. She is really cute when she goes backwards - last week, she got stuck in the corner behind her rocking chair. It was actually adorable (she didn't think so, but we did!)
She loves the mirror. We've set it up in the dining room so she can have a "friend" when she plays.
The best is watching her when we carry her up the stairs in our Newport house. There are roughly 15 steps and starting at step 3, she starts kicking and squirming because she knows she'll get to see "the baby at the top of the stairs." It's hysterical to watch.
We got her portraits done (finally) this past week. I can't wait to see the shots, but the women, Mandy & Renee, who run Two Mamas Photography were amazing. They jumped right in and Sophia was immediately (and not surprisingly) a big ham. Here is one of the low-res proofs - just melts my heart!
The funniest food she like: tzatziki (it's a greek yogurt with cucumber and onions.) We were at Whole Foods and they were giving out free samples. She generally wants anything I'm eating and at this stage, she'll try anything (she may not like it, but she'll try it. She LOVED the tzatziki - she definitely made a funny face when she hit one of the onions, but all in all it was the most flavor I think she's had.
Her 9 month checkup was Monday and I'm happy to report she is healthy and happy. She's 18.11lbs, almost 29" and got one shot. She was far more of a trooper through the shot than I ever was - she just grimaced and yelped. No crying. Wow. Talk about T-U-F-F tough. :)