Avery is now nine months old and loving life. She is almost always happy and squealing with delight with even the slightest efforts to make her smile. She is happiest when she's eating, however. The doctor gave us the go-ahead to switch to all solid food. She is indulging in tiny bites of meat, veggies, fruits, cheeses, breads and pastas and is loving every bite! At her 9-month appointment, she only weighed in the 10th percentile (16.3 lbs) so I'm happy she has a healthy appetite. I just gave her formula for the first time yesterday because I think my body isn't making enough milk for her anymore. The doctor told me to give it to her once a day to make sure she's getting enough nutrients. She didn't like it too much, but I'll keep trying to supplement!
I've seen her crawl on her knees a couple times, but she still favors pulling herself around on her stomach. I should dress her in Swiffer cloths and get gleaming floors without all the time and effort! (heh heh) Avery says "Dada" upon request, but has forgotten all about "Mama," which she used to say all the time. Go figure. :) She's a great sleeper, still logging 12 hours at night and two naps of 2-3 hours each during the day. She's such a sweet little girl! We know too well how fast it goes by - we are cherishing every minute of her babyhood!