I took Hollie in for her 9 month check up today. They took her measurements & she's still on opposite ends of the scale. She weighs 16 lbs 2 oz, which puts her between the 5th & 10th percentile. However, she's in the 75th percentile for height, measuring 28 inches long. I think she's going to be a ballerina - little miss tall & skinny (although, she does have a couple cute rolls on her legs).
Since Hollie's our first, sometimes it's hard to know exactly where she's at in her development. Dr. Goodwin said that she is a couple months ahead in everything, though. It just amazes me the things she's learned, even in the past two months. She can crawl, climb stairs, pull herself up on anyone & anything, stand up on her own (but only for a few seconds), walk along couches & walls, and say mama & dada. My favorite thing to watch her do, though, is eat! She is so dainty!! When she eats her peas, she picks them up one at a time with her thumb & pointer finger. It is so dang cute to watch! You definitely know you're a mom when you get a kick out of stuff like that.
I also decided to take Hollie's 9 month shots today. I got this idea from the wonderfully talented Kimmie & have been dying to try it out on the Hollister. I put the best ones on my June blog, but wanted to post some more of them here, too. When I saw this first shot, my breath caught in my chest. She looks so much like a little girl & so little like my baby. It seems like all of the little moments just slip right by.
She was pulling the funniest faces. What a goofy kid!