Yet again, it’s been far too long since I last gave a Squirms update. Three months, apparently, which is quite a long time when you’re less than two years old.
She’s gotten quite good at feeding herself with utensils.
…but often convinces one of us that we have to feed her.
She got to go on a train ride. Well, toy train. (Though she had been on the metro before.)
She’s in a big girl (convertible) car seat in both of our cars.
She has her own rocking chair. A great yard sale find.
She loves going to Barnes and Noble, both for their books and toys.
She’s gotten to play with her cousins (at a family reunion a few weeks ago).
She really loves being outside and finds orange buckets especially fun to play with.
And she’s gotten really good at selfies with me.
Man, oh man, where to begin?
She’s back to wearing glasses again.
But, of course, doesn’t always keep them on her face.
She’s now walking all over the place, including outside, occasionally. (But I have zero photos of this so here’s one of her standing with her Cheerio cup.)
She’s happy to sit on the stairs.
Or an adult chair. (We got her one her own size but I haven’t gotten a picture of her in it yet.)
She’s still pretty snuggling first thing in the morning.
She celebrated Easter, complete with a fancy Easter dress.
Squirms is officially a troublemaker. At daycare, they often lose track of her because she’s hidden herself underneath one of the cribs. Here at home, we’ve had to put up baby gates to keep her out of the kitchen and from going down the basement stairs – the cats need to be able to get down there and this was far easier than installing a cat door and rehanging the actual door which doesn’t close properly.
She is getting into everything, wanting especially to play with power cords and straps to things.
She still plays happily by herself, though is wanting a bit more attention than before. You feel like a million bucks when she crawls to you across the floor or from someone else to get to you. She’s also reaching out when she wants to be picked up. She got a new toy this week – one of those fabric books with different textures that crinkles when you touch parts of it.
On the eating front, she can now – if she’s in her carseat or at least partially lying down elsewhere – feed herself her bottle. Other than first thing in the morning, she basically insists on doing so herself.
And I have no video to prove it, but she’s justttt starting to take steps when you hold onto her hands and sort of force her to move forward by leaning her forward. She’s still got quite a ways to go but it’s obvious she’s ready to really be on the move.
(I almost forgot about Squirmy Sunday and it’s a special “someone is now 9 months old!” edition. VERY pic heavy post.)
I spent a few hours this morning going through all of my photos I took of Squirms in August and it made me realize just how much has changed in the last month.
At the beginning of the month, she could barely sit up, mostly leaning over on her legs to stabilize herself.
Now, she sits up on her own, no problem. (Though she still hasn’t figure out how to get herself into the position, though she’s working on it.)
She started to want to stand up (with help) after we randomly stood her up against the coffee table one evening.
She went from eating purees almost exclusively…
To sitting in a shiny, new booster seat (yeah, that one) and eating some of our dinner (not pictured)
…and sitting her a booster seat when we’re eating lunch or dinner out
She had her first trip to the beach…
..and (sort of) enjoyed being on a floatie in my parents’ pool
I can’t believe she’s 9 months old – both that she’s already this big and that she’s only been in our lives that long