In your 9th month of life you accomplished many things. You........
-grew a 5th tooth! A 6th one is peeking out now as well.
-learned how to sit back on your bottom from lying on your tummy. Now when I come to get you after a nap, you are usually sitting up smiling and waiting for me.
-started pulling up to standing. First in your crib, then in the tub one night, then anywhere your little starfish hands could reach!-became a real crawler.
-started having baths in the tub instead of the kitchen sink.
-started to reach for the pages of your Touch and Feel books on your own (favs: That's not My Bunny, If I were a Giraffe, and Usborne Touchy-feely Penguins)
-favorite toys: blocks - but this time knocking over towers, the plastic popper from our neighbors Bob + Julie, your new stacking cups, toy soldier rattle, and anything that crackles.
-emerging skills include waving bye-bye and giving kisses.
-at the very end of the month, on 1/24/12, you were diagnosed with your first ear infection, and began your first-ever course of antibiotics :(
- and the big one - bigger even than pulling up and crawling - you look at daddy every morning and say, "Da-Da"!!!!!