Weight/Length: 18 lbs., 8 oz. and 26.75 inches tall
Hair: Hair is honey blonde now and so thick. I’ve enjoyed having a baby with lots of fun hair to fix : )
Diapers: Size 3 Pampers Swaddlers.
Favorite Things: Prima, (her Zubels ballerina doll), her rubber ducky, mommy’s jewelry, mommy’s fedora hat, her striped Pickles Farm Fresh blanket, her Fisher Price Activity/Music table.
Likes: Right now, our petite princess loves: bath time, swimming, eating, playing fetch with Ruby (well, watching mommy play fetch with Ruby), going for stroller walks, grocery shopping, going to restaurants, listening to the church choir, watching Doc McStuffins and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Dislikes: Being hot (she loathes the heat just like her momma), strangers touching her face (and I can’t blame her…everyone wants to pinch her cheeks!), Sesame Street (hates it…dunno why), getting buckled into her car seat (but is cool as a cucumber once she's strapped in), and cats (more about that later, but it’s clear she inherited this phobia from her momma and her daddy, ha!)
Favorite Foods: Green beans, yams, turkey, carrots, applesauce, pears, kiwi, squash, graham crackers, mashed potatoes and plain Greek yogurt (we really like the Fage brand.)
Milestones: She is cruising around and using the furniture to keep her balance. She is starting to stand up from a seated position on her own without having to hold onto anything for support. She recently began clapping for people and it’s so cute. She has added “bye bye” to her word bank, too. She also began this thing where she pretends to cough, then waits for our reaction where we go, “Oh, Caroline! You must be so sick!” It’s hilarious.
Nine months went by in a gosh-darn blink. I am so, so sad that these past two months have passed so quickly, but I know that it’s mostly due to the move and also planning for another child.
She is SUPER mobile, crawling and standing and cruising everywhere, and I’m usually wiped out by the end of the day on my days home with her. I am really thankful that I’m able to be there to witness so many of her milestones and funny moments, though. But, my days at the office are a welcomed break, too.
She is such an inquisitive little thing, constantly watching other people and mimicking what they do. She is fiercely independent, almost to a fault, which I’ve heard is more common in little girls at this age. I wish she wasn’t so much that way; I want her to need me. (Oh gosh, I sound like my own momma now.)
I’m happy to report that she is a momma’s girl through and through. She associates Stephen with playing and laughing and big, rowdy fun, but when it comes to needing comfort or snuggles, she wants only her momma. She is having major separation anxiety when we leave her with sitters at home now. She will stay with a total of three people without fussing: Stephen, my mom and me. She still doesn't really mind daycare though, and will easily let me leave her on the days I work.
Also? I may be crazy, but I think we are starting to favor a bit more. For a while, she looked a lot more like Stephen, (and still does), but I see more similarities between the two of us for sure now. (Please don’t tell me otherwise; I like fibbing to myself, ha!)
She is the light of my life, that Caroline Rose.
Until month 11…