Tuesday, February 23, 2010

On the Move

Sweet Peyton turned 9 months old this past weekend and had her 9 month check-up on Monday. She weighed in at 18lbs 8 ounces and 26inches which puts her in the 50% for weight and the 75% for height. Her doctor commented that she was long, lean and muscular. She works daily on building muscles by crawling WAY too fast and getting into WAY too many things she isn't supposed to. Just today, I have already had to utter the words "no-no" 50 gazillion times. They are well used around this house and it is evident that she knows exactly what they mean. Unfortunately, that doesn't correlate into her not doing said activity...it just results in a mischievous look when she is caught in said action. Some of her favorite activities lately are...

* crawling as fast as she can to Daisy's water bowl and splashing her hand and whatever toy she might be holding repeatedly into the water. When mommy says "no-no Peyton," she quickly splashes one more time for good measure (and to prove whose boss, I guess) and then happily trails water all the way back to me.

* crawling to the paper shredder and quickly grabbing and scattering all the papers on top all around the kitchen floor. You would think this would teach us to shred immediately instead of continually piling them on top....but you would be wrong.

* pulling up on the tv cabinet and banging her blocks against the tv in rhythm to whatever cartoon music might be on.

* feeding herself ANYTHING! she would much rather feed herself than eat off a silly spoon which results in some messy meals and some questionable finger foods.

* she is eating more and more "real" food as opposed to baby food and I love being able to share some of my favorites with her. Peaches, mandarin oranges, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and cinnamon apples are among some of her new loves. The downside? I have to share my favorites. Haha! She may or may not have already been introduced to the true miracles of life like ice cream and frostys ;)

* The squealing has died down a little which makes for somewhat more pleasurable public experiences for us and all those around us.

Because she is so on the move, I had Andrew put our pack & play together for me to have to use during the day. Because she is sleeping so well in her crib, I didn't want to confuse her using that for a contained play area as well as her "sleeping place." She has done pretty well and it allows me to walk out of the room without fear of her destroying the house or herself. She is super cute when she is in it....

1 comment:

Becca said...

She's such a cutie! Just wait til she starts walking - you'll never be able to sit down again! haha