I can't believe we've made it to 9 months already! This little munchkin continues to be such a joy in our lives. We've had some rough times with a 13 hour time difference baby jet lag (what I refer to as the 7th level of hell), hand foot mouth disease (another level) and we're also still trying to wrap our brains around a recent peanut allergy diagnosis. But through it all, this little one manages to wake up with a smile every day and keeps us marveling at all the new things she's learning. She's able to get herself from lying down to sitting up and back again with ease, is beginning to practice crawling on all fours, raises herself up on her knees, and has learned to clap (interestingly enough you have to ask her to do it in Mandarin).
Here are some of our favorite things lately about our Stella girl:
--How the squeaking of the toothbrush against your teeth amuses you
--The soft feel of your hands as you pet my arm or leg
--How you use your curious index finger to explore everything from Kirby's ear to the inside of a straw
--How you love to shake your body and dance to music
--How you scrunch up your face to laugh when we blow air in your face
--How you reach out to run your hands under the faucet or the garden hose
--The way you can zone in on the tag on anything, from stuffed animals to wash cloths to even the tag on the tag blanket
Happy 9 months!