Dear Maeva Beth,
Another 2 months have gone by in the blink of an eye, and I just can't believe how fast your first year is blowing by! In just a couple of days you'll be hitting the 10 month mark, so, as usual - I thought I'd write a little recap of months 8 & 9 before that gets here. I actually didn't get any 8 month pictures of you. Well technically I did, but none of you with your "8 month" sticker. I figure you'll be fine, and I have to say I'm pretty proud of myself for not getting upset that I missed the sticker photo op. Pretty sure life will go on. :)
You had your 9 month check-up on Valentine's day, and we learned you are growing just a little bit! You weighed 18 pounds, which is the 47%, and you were 26 1/4 inches long, which is the 9%. I knew you were a short little thing because you're still in mostly 6 month clothes. Your head measured 17 inches, which is the 33%. You just seem like such a little peanut to me. I know you're not exactly tiny, but you certainly don't seem like a big 9 month old! In my eyes/head, I see you as around 5 or 6 months.
You are getting so many teeth! You have 4 on the bottom and are working on the 4 top teeth. You like to chew on everything! You are rolling everywhere to get what you want, but aren't all that interested in trying to crawl. You will get up and rock around, and even do a little downward dog action but that's about it. You are definitely our laid back little princess.
I left you for the first time overnight this past month, and it was hard on us both. You basically refused a bottle, but you did sleep through the night for your Meme. That was very nice of you and I'm not bitter at all. Ahem. We'll not discuss your sleeping habits at this point. I will say you have had an awfully rough winter with sickness and colds, so fingers crossed once all that passes...you'll be sleeping like a baby. Which, truth be told, is the stupidest saying ever. Exhibit A: YOU. And I say that in love. :)
You still make this shocked expression all the time, and people get the biggest kick out of it and ask how we make you do it. Really no clue. It's just something you do when you're sitting there. You also like to twirl your hands and feet around in circles. You kind of look like an octopus. :)
Manny is still so in love with his Bebe Sawyer. He's started calling you Maeva some finally, and even sissy, which totally melts my heart. Sometimes I'll leave you with daddy and take Manny places, and the whole time he asks where you are and says we need to go find you. He loves having you around...let's hope it stays that way for awhile, though I'm concerned once you officially start crawling we might be in trouble.
You really are the sweetest thing sister. People are always stopping us and commenting on what a happy and beautiful baby you are, and of course...I couldn't agree more. You light up when you see Daddy, Manny, or me enter the room and it's just the sweetest thing. You are such a blessing to our family!
I love you baby girl!