Wednesday, September 19, 2007

You blink & they're grown.

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!


Mandalynn said...

I love the shot of her biting the chair.

Tammy said...

She looks so grown up!

Jer, Er and kids said...

How can she be so grown up? I still think of her as the baby, I guess technically she is but she is changing so much. It is so fun to see her grow. I love those pictures of her. They are just darling. I love how much our kids adore each other. I hope to see you guys soon!

Becky-M said...

These pictures are adorable, did you ever know you had such an amazing talent??? I agree with what you wrote, you truly blink and they are a year older!! It makes me so sad, I just want them to stay little. I felt the same way this year getting Hailey ready for preschool. I felt like I'd just brought her home from the hospital and now I was sending her to Kindergarten and thought next will be her wedding day. It made me cry.

Aubrey said...

So cute, I love the one where she is biting the chair. She is tiny like Annie. Annie is in the 10th percentile also.