June 18, 2010

9 months

Reese had her 9-month (almost 10) check-up this week. It was quite the adventure! Her appointment was at 3:45 PM. The weather was fine for most the day, but they were predicting heavy rain to start between 3-4. Niiiice. Normally we take the train to her doctor's appointments, but I didn't really feel like walking to/from the train station in the rain and both of us getting soaked. So, I put Reese in the Baby Bjorn, packed an umbrella, and we hopped on the bus. I wasn't sure how she'd do, but she LOVED it. The bus got pretty crowded as we got to Grant & Millennium Park, but that meant there were even more people to look at and smile at! It wasn't as crowded on the way home, but Reese decided that our fellow passengers needed some serenading and did her happy scream for part of the way home. Oh, and it started pouring about 2 blocks before our stop. Good thing I brought that umbrella!

Here are her 9 1/2 month stats:
Weight: 15 lbs 8 oz (0-5 percentile)
Height: 28 inches (50 percentile)

Our doctor said she's small, but he's not concerned because she is growing steadily and meeting her milestones.

This is one of her current favorite "toys"

One of her 2 pairs of sunglasses. It's not obvious in this picture, but she won't wear them for more than 5 seconds. She'd rather squint into the sun.

We've been enjoying the warm weather (when it's not raining!) and going to the pool a lot. Reese loves the water. She is starting to get a little more cuddly and is learning how to give "loves" which Brady and I have been enjoying. Basically, she pushes her head into you, says "oooohhhh" and loves you. She has also started to love the pictures in her book and her stuffed animals. I can't believe how fast she is at crawling around and pulling herself up on things. Last week she started walking along the couch and sometimes she'll let go of what she's holding on to and stand by herself for a few seconds.


  1. Aw, she is so cute and tiny! We miss you guys! Ashton misses Reese. Isn't it the best when they start to snuggle? I love that! Dylan hugs the same way as Reese!

  2. I love my little grand daughter and miss her so much that when I see how happy and fun she is my stomach hurts. I can't believe how far apart we are. I just keep thinking that this isn't right and families should be together all the time. I gotta figure out how to deal with this.