9 Months

Dear Lani,

Yesterday you turned 9 months old.  You have now been out in this world for as long as I carried you… Crazy to think how fast things have gone!  

To celebrate your 9 months you decided to stay up half the night and scream and yet in the morning you were the perfectly happy and cheery baby you always are.   It’s OK, your dad and I both know that you do not do this on purpose and while we keep blaming teeth, you are still a toothless baby and will probably stay that way for some time. 

Your favourite thing to do at the moment is play with your ball and the radio.. your crawling is excellent but more and more you are trying to walk while holding on to the furniture.   While you do not talk constantly unlike me, you are making more and more sounds.  You have a fake cough that you do to get some attention, a laugh that seems pretty fake too and there is the occasional scream..  My favourite  thing is to hear you do your real laugh, it is the best sound ever. Luckily your dad is very capable of making you laugh all the time. 

As all the books say, you have become a bit more clingy towards me and weary of people you do not know. You actually cried for the first time at day care when I left you. Now we just get one of the cares to hold you and that seems fine.  When you are with your dad you are great! 

Reading books is another favourite past time.  You have 2 favourites, a dinosaur book and a zoo book.  So while you read those, I read the Hairy Mclary ones to you.  I do think that you like them too, they are just less interactive.   

It is amazing to see you grow up into this happy healthy soon to be toddler.  Everyday your dad and I realise how lucky we are to have you in our lives and we love seeing you discover the world. 

All my love,