month 9

Boy, oh boy. I haven’t even published the 8 month post and Eloise is already well into her 10th month (this is when I started writing this, and now Eloise is less than a week from her first birthday). This month Eloise started doing a bit more talking. She definitely says mama, although she says it to mean many things, although often it is for me.

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Eloise got her first cold this month. Babies with colds are so pathetic, and Eloise was certainly no exception.

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Eloise started to consume more food this month, an actual measurable amount. She enjoys most foods, although her favorite is probably yogurt and popsicles. I make popsicles with fresh and frozen fruit and a little water to help them blend up nicely. I may start adding yogurt when she finishes off the current batch.

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Eloise’s first tooth popped through the gums this month. It was just barely through, so I don’t have a picture from before she turned 9 months old.

Eloise loves to get into everything. She picks every little speck of food/trash/whatever off the floor and puts it into her mouth. It is quite difficult to get your finger in her mouth to swipe it out, but most of the time I manage.

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Eloise loves being outside. She continues to get upset if Matt or Greta get to go outside and she doesn’t. And she is usually quite upset when we come back inside.

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Eloise has turned into a big daddy’s girl. She loves her daddy so much. She gets so excited to see him and wants to go everywhere with him.

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Eloise’s balance is getting much better. She can stand unassisted for brief periods (maybe 10-30 seconds) if she feels like it. Often she will just immediately sit down, but sometimes she will try to hold herself up.

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We have a speedy crawler on our hands. If she has something she isn’t supposed to, we will call her name, and often it startles her and she throws it to the side and speeds away as fast as she can, as if to say I wasn’t doing anything wrong. Occasionally Eloise will crawl away so fast that her legs get ahead of her arms and she face-plants the floor.

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Eloise has quite the quick temper. She does not like it when you take something away from her and screams quite loud in protest.

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Eloise celebrated her first Halloween this month! She was a monkey. My mom was also visiting for Halloween so she got to see the girls in their costumes. Eloise wasn’t really sure what it was all about, but didn’t mind her costume too much since it was basically pants and jacket.

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Eloise’s turned 9 months old on Thanksgiving and we celebrated with Matt’s family.

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spring?

On Friday the weather was absolutely gorgeous! It gave us a taste of spring. We went to the zoo in the morning and then had a lovely late afternoon playtime outside. Oh how these children have missed playing outside.

so happy to be outside!

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Boy, was it muddy. But a little mud never hurt anyone.

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Too bad Saturday it was back to winter with huge gusty winds that knocked over everything in the back yard and snow predicted for tonight. Spring will be here soon and we can’t wait!