Tuesday, July 15, 2008
9 months old!
Erin Beatrix is 9 months old today. She weighs 21 lbs (70th percentile), is 28 inches high (80th percentile) and her head circumference is 46.5 cm (97th percentile, although the nurse re-measured because at first she thought she measured too big... this is the smaller value).
She has many friends. Here is her friend Anneke. Erin is quite sociable and loves to be with lots of people.
Erin loves water. Swimming always brings laughs, and if she were in university now she would be majoring in splashing. She also loves to be outside. If she's ever in a bad mood her smiles return as soon as she steps outside.
Erin eats food very well on her own, her favorites being peaches, avocado, mozzarella cheese and oatmeal. She is always willing to try whatever is on our plate. She drinks fairly well from a cup but most of it goes down her shirt.
Erin loves cats. Here is her cat Dixie. Since she has learned to crawl the cats are not so sure about her. They will be more concerned, no doubt, when she gets faster at crawling. She can pull herself to her feet and command her body in any direction she chooses. She babbles constantly, sings, has many favorite books that she reads along with, and gives wonderful hugs and kisses. She continues to amaze us every day.