Rachel was 9 months old Friday, June 4! And as of this week, she is officially crawling! She's not too speedy yet, but definitely getting around - just ask Heidi. She is having to learn that her toys she leaves on the floor are fair game for Rachel. I'm sure there will be some mini riots over the next several weeks as Rachel gets in to Heidi's stuff. (We'll try to get a good video to post to show off her new trick!)Really it means we ALL have to be more careful about what we leave where; and that we can't leave Rachel alone too long. And that I need to vacuum much more frequently! She has also become very proficient at going from her tummy to sitting up. It's fun to see her rolling around or crawling and then sitting up playing with something, then back to rolling or crawling some more and then sitting up somewhere else. She is also starting to pull up on things - when she can get a good grasp. She LOVES to stand. In fact in the last couple days, she's pulled herself up in her crib - so I guess it's time to lower the mattress.At her 9 month check up, she weighed in at 16 lbs. 3 oz. and was 25 3/4 inches long. She has had her two bottom front teeth, and we discovered at the doctor's office that one of her top teeth has pushed through. And apparently the other 3 on top are working their way in too. Thus - we have had a cranky Rachel at times. Hopefully we can get those in soon and the rest will be easier.
The jury is still out on hair color - at times it looks light brown (kind of like Emma's) and other times it looks blond (like Heidi). But there are some cute little curls showing up behind her ears. :-) Time will tell.
She never got interested in baby cereal or baby food, so we've gone straight to finger foods. She enjoys various Gerber finger foods, Cheerios, shredded cheese, and chicken. She has exhibited that she likes Chick-fil-A nuggets - which is a good thing since we are there WAY too much. She's tried other things that we've been eating, but nothing in any significant quantity. She really seems to enjoy feeding herself (maybe that was the problem with the baby food). It's hard to believe she'll be 1 in less than 3 short months! I'll try to post things a little more currently as she continues to progress in her mobility and everything else. :-)
Until then, here are some more cute pictures.