Monday, July 30, 2007

Nine Months and Crawling!

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.


Marge and Brent said...

Way to go AK! You saw something you wanted and you went after it! What amibition, what drive! That will surely help you out later on in life. Of course then you put it in your mouth, but that's ok- you're cute and can get away with it. Love the video and hope you feel better soon.

And p.s.- you're mom is right, next time make sure it is something good like chocolate!

Anonymous said...

Speaking from a pediatric therapist, her development is perfectly on track!! Plus, she is SO cute!
Carrie Taylor

Lori said...

Thanks for the video clip!!! It was so fun to watch AK in action. I can't believe she is nine months either. I feel like you were just posting your basket ball belly.

Kim said...

Yeah, AK!! That is so cute. As Philip never really crawled, I hope Braewyn does because it is sweet to watch a little one get around like that. It was also good hearing yours and Mike's voices. Kind of like visiting.

Brandi said...

Way to go AK!! Now you can REALLY keep Mom and Dad busy! We miss you guys!!