baby : 9 months

posted on: Friday, November 9, 2012


In a measure of just how hectic our life has become, I am posting the lady's 9 month update nearly 2 months late. Oops.



But I did manage to snap her portrait, and take notes on my phone as her ninth month was unfolding. Here is my little letter to her, if you'd like to read it.

dear lady,
on the very day you turned 9 months-old you commemorated the occasion by cutting your first two teeth (the bottom ones). I was so surprised as your brothers didn't cut their first teeth until they were 12 months. you are also snot-free for only the second time since winter started. that alone is cause for celebration. you still love to crawl, and to stand by holding on to the furniture, but you have not started walking yet and I am secretly glad.


we have introduced a bottle for your afternoon feed so we breastfeed in the morning and evening and formula feed in the day. now that you have adjusted to the bottle you flap your arms with excitement when you see me preparing it. I thought I might feel a little sad giving up one of your breastfeeds but instead I feel relieved to get a break sometimes.



your wispy hair is finally growing enough to tickle my chin when I am holding you -- a novelty after all these months. I may or may not be collecting a stash of clips and hairbands for when you're older.

a little anecdote: the week you turned 9 months old I was taking your big brother to kindy and your biggest brother (as we call him) was holding you, encouraging you to wave goodbye to us by waving your arm for you -- and then he let go and you did it by yourself! now you can wave when prompted but only with your left hand (are you left-handed?) it's very cute.

you also clap, jig up and down, and squeal with protest if I take away an object you're after, which is a new development. your personality is starting to shine through more, you seem to be sweet and feisty -- although mostly quite laid back, very similar to your biggest brother when he was a babe, but with your very own super-sized smiles


you are a delight lady, a total delight. happy nine months. 

If you fancy catching up on the lady's babyhood here she is at 8 months7 months6 months5 months4 months3 months2 months1 month and newborn.

p.s and baby me at nine months with my ma. 

{my most fave vintage baby overalls from fibbie on etsy.}

30 comments:

  1. She is such a doll! LOVE these photos- especially the second and third ones!

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    1. thanks Jenny. I know, that little baby pudginess is so cute to capture!

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  2. She is so pretty!! Those eyes are just gorgeous :)

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  3. She is so beautiful! Chubby cheeks like my little man. And vintage denim? Heavenly. Hope all is lovely in your world.
    STeph :)
    thisbrownwren.blogspot.com

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    1. aren't those overalls the cutest? hope you're well too steph.

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  4. Hi! I've been reading your blog since your daughter was born. Wow, she grew up so fast! Congratulations for your beautiful daughter!

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    1. thanks elisabet, it goes so fast doesn't it?

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  5. What a cute peanut! Happy 9 months baby girl!

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    1. thanks melanie, I can't believe it's nearly 11 months now, I need to get moving on that 10 month update!

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  6. Can you believe how quickly time flies? She'll be celebrating her 1st birthday very soon! She's as gorgeous as ever and that outfit is too cute!

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  7. I love the photo of her from behind. I have a similar one to my dark haired girl. it's the long lashes on the chubby cheek that does it for me every time! Gorgeous!

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    1. those little details, right? am so glad I've captured them for all time :)

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  8. What a gorgeous girl! Love the photo of the back of her head. The way babies hair grows is so sweet. My little has this swirl in the crown on her head that makes my heart melt!

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    1. aww, I popped over to your blog josie -- your little is so cute! baby heads are just so sweet.

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  9. She is beautiful- love the overalls too. X

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  10. i loved reading this letter and will check out your other ones i think! it's nice to know what to expect with my little guy :)

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    1. krystal I think you deserve a prize for reading the whole thing ;) your little guy must be so cute right now.

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  11. how cute is she!! Her outfit is seriously lovely :) What a lovely letter for her to look back on!
    Ellen xx

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    1. thanks ellen, I do wonder what she'll think of these letters when she's older. I think maybe she'll like them if she decides to become a parent herself... we will see :)

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  12. My son is 8 months, so lady and my baby look alike because of the age. He flaps his arms to express excitement, too. I love seeing it. So cute.

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    1. this is such a sweet age isn't it? I checked out your blog -- your children are gorgeous!

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  13. Aw.. what a beauty. I also love your letter to her. Thank you for sharing that. She is precious as are her 2 older brothers. How lucky is she?!

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    1. thank you chantale, I hope she will feel lucky, I know I do :)

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  14. It's so adorable to read those sweet letters to the little lady. Wish I had done the same with mine ;)

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  15. Just came across your blog. What a beautiful little girl! I love her overalls. 9 months is the best age, I reckon. She's gorgeous xxx

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