I can't believe our baby girl is over nine months old now. When she lay across my lap at night taking her bottle, I'm amazed at how much she fills the space. While her head is cradled in my arm, her feet now reach to the other arm rest of the chair. At her nine-month check-up last week, she weighed 20 lbs, 11 oz. and she measured 28 inches! In three short months, she'll be a year. Time flies. But she has been the greatest joy. We love her so, so much.
Unfortunately, Abby Kate has been sick for the last few days. She's had a sore throat and has lost her voice. Weird for a baby, huh?! What would normally be an ear-thrashing, high-pitched scream is now open-mouthed silence, but with big rolling tears. Very pitiful. I hate that she's hurting. It's sad to see, but at the same time, I can't help but appreciate the temporary silence!
Being sick doesn't seem to phase her development though. She started crawling this weekend! We've been waiting for her to take off for weeks after she started getting into the crawl position. And Saturday it finally clicked for her. All it took was a little enticement in the form of a Club Cracker (Of all things! I mean, is she my daughter? Come on, kid, hold out for an M&M, a cookie, a marshmallow... anything!). So I placed the cracker on the rug a few feet from her and there she went! On a mission for salty, buttery goodness.
On Sunday, we captured it on video. Take a look... AK's Crawling, Day 2:
We are very proud of her! And apparently, she had a thirst for more that day because right after we taped her crawling, she started walking behind her push toy! Genius. We're calling NASA this week.
Please pray, as I'm sure you heard her nasty cough in the clip, that she feels better soon.