October 10, 2011

9 months old!

Dear Kyla,

I'm amazed how much you have grown up in the last month.  You are such a happy, fun baby.  You make Daddy and I so incredibly happy!

You had your 9 month checkup today and first round of the flu shot.  You were really showing off for the nurse.  Laughing.  Smiling.  Climbing on Daddy.  Everyone loved you!  Here are your 9 month stats:

Weight:  21 lb 6 oz (88th percentile)
Height:  27.75" (58th percentile)

You're still a great sleeper!  Last month you were waking up at least once a night, but you're back to sleeping through the night.  You go to bed at 8:00 pm and usually sleep until 7:30 or 8:00 am.  You are still taking two naps.  Recently, you have been taking a long nap in the morning (at least two hours) and a shorter one in the afternoon (an hour at most).  It has really helped that we put an extra nuk in your crib.  When I come get you, there is usually one on the floor and you have found your backup. 

You still love to eat!  You're eating 4 bottles a day, oatmeal with fruit in the morning, fruits for lunch and vegetables for dinner.  And of course your puffs!  You'd probably eat 20 of them in one sitting if we let you.  We're slowly starting to give you table food.  You're doing great with picking up your food and feeding yourself.  You only like to eat with your left hand though.  If you pick something up with your right hand, you will put it in the left hand before eating it. 

You have four teeth on the top and two on the bottom.  But we just noticed today that there are two more coming in on the bottom!  They will probably be poking through in a week or so.

What you've been up to
You're crawling all over the place and getting into everything.  Your new favorite thing to do is crawl under your walker.  

You're also pulling yourself up on Mom & Dad and the couch!  You love to stand up if we hold your hands.  You like to stand up, but look down at your feet.  I think you are so amazed at those feet!

You think Mommy is the funniest person ever.  We laugh and act silly all day.  You love when Daddy comes home from work and crawl right to him with a big smile on your face.  You are a Mommy's girl now, but I know you are going to be a Daddy's girl forever!

You still love bath time.  You're getting braver in the tub and even trying to stand up in there. 

This morning you started doing "So big" with Mommy.  Mommy says "How big is Kyla?" and you don't exactly raise your arms high, but you put them back, like this...

You got your first pumpkin and it's extra special because it's from Grandpa Brian's garden.  Aunt Joan planted it for you! 

We love you so much and can't wait to see what the next month will bring.  We get to have our first Halloween as a family this month!  Mommy needs to get her act together and get you a costume!

Mom & Dad


  1. I love doing "So Big"! She's still such a doll, I can't wait to see her again :)

  2. Happy 9 Months Kyla!
    such a cutie! Keira is doing "so big" too. Now she's covering her face with stuff and pulling it down "peek a boo"

    Sweet N Sassy Girls

  3. Love you Kyla and of course mommy and daddy!

    Aunt Sharon

  4. Happy 9 months...love the pumpkin photos!