Saturday, May 17, 2014

The life of a 9 month old.

Well since I have taken quite a break from blogging I guess it is time for a quick catch up. Addy is now 9 almost 10 months old and I am having a hard time believing that. Where did my little brand new baby go!? She has such a fun personality and puts a smile on my face everyday. She has mastered the army crawl and is pretty quick at it. She will get up on her hands and knees and stay there and look like she will crawl normally and then flop to her stomach and take off. It is pretty funny to watch. She is pulling to stand but mostly just kneels up to our furniture and tries to see what she can get her hands on next. She loves pulling her basket of toys over and sitting in the middle of them and playing to her hearts content, until I leave the room that is. She is a mama's girl for sure and pretty much has to be in the same room as me at all times. She is very aware of strangers and will cling to me if they talk to her. She even gets concerned when her grandparents or Aunts come to talk to her. She won't let anyone but Mom or Dad hold her for too long before she starts to whine and cry. She loves to rip up our Ensign magazines that I keep in a basket under our end table, and she loves to eat. That girl can put away more food then you would believe a 9 month old could. She is sleeping through the night which is wonderful, it is so great to get a full nights rest again. She loves being outside so I am grateful that it has warmed up and we can spend the afternoon outside playing with the other little kids who live in our apartment complex. We recently took a family trip to Zion National Park, I was nervous to see how Addy would do since it was her first time not sleeping in her own bed, in her own room, but she did great. We brought along a few of her favorite toys and things we keep in her crib at home and I think that helped her to sleep well. She wasn't a huge fan of hiking in the hiking backpack but we still went on a few shorter hikes. She loved the swimming pool at the hotel which made me happy, with our two trips to Lake Powell and one trip to Hawaii this summer we are going to be spending a lot of time in the water so I was glad that she liked it. Nothing has changed much with Andrew and I. My schedule is Addy's schedule and our daily routine revolves around her mood, when she will be hungry, and nap time. It is nice now to have predictable nap times so I can better judge when I can get certain things done that require two hands and the ability to walk around without a baby attached to my ankle. My Primary calling is still going well and I am really enjoying it. I have been doing a few photo shoots the past couple of months and it has been nice to get out there and take pictures again. I did 3 shoots for the University of Utah, specifically the Graduate School which was fun and challenging. I've also done a few family photo sessions and a few senior sessions. It has kept me busy and given me a chance to do what I love. Andrew is staying busy with work, his calling, and going to grad school. He is almost a year away from graduation and I am not sure who is happier, me or him. Well not much else is going on. The day to day grind continues but we're happy and I guess that is all that matters.
Addy at 6 Months
7 Months
8 Months
9 Months
and one of my favorites, just for good measure.

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