Started pulling herself up on the couch. We moved the cushions because she couldn't get a good enough grip on them. October 5, 2013
|Feeling like such a big girl! So proud of herself!|
|Who needs to wear a bracelet when you can hold it in your mouth?|
|Look Mom, no hands! I believe she was actually dancing in this picture...another favorite playtime activity.|
|October 30, 2013|
Just a sneak peek at her halloween costume--cutest bumble bee on the planet.
|October 29, 2013 (before the Trunk or Treat)|
|November 8, 2013|
|She rarely regulates her food intake and her tray normally has only the amount of food that is safe to have in her mouth at one time. This day she was being good about it. We have since gone back to 2-3 pieces at a time.|
|November 11, 2013|
|"Oh, hello Mom."|
She spends most of her playtime crawling all over me and climbing on me. I think we definitely have a little climber on our hands. Luckily she hasn't even noticed the stairs yet.
|I LOVE this picture.|
Other notable things about Emery as a 9 month old:
-She started waving when people wave at her. We'll walk through Walmart and she'll stick her hand out. She also waves at Jeff when he comes home and randomly throughout the evening.
-Emery is GREAT at sharing! She just started doing this right before she turned 10 months old. She'll be playing with something and hand it to you and then stick her hand out for you to hand it back to her. Last night, she crawled around the side of the couch and was sitting there. She started sharing her toy with Dad but when she would stick her hand out to give it to him or to get it back all you could see was this little hand sticking out from the side of the couch. It was so cute!
-Emery is also a GREAT listener. She has pretty much ignored all of our furniture, TV, fans, etc but on occasion she would touch something that she shouldn't. All we have to do is say "Emery" is a somewhat...scolding?... tone and she looks at us, cries, and then crawls away from it never to touch it again. We are definitely lucky to have such a good little girl.
-Emery can pass toys and things from one hand to the other behind her head. It is so cute to see her little elbows up by her face and watch as she just has a ball playing with her toys.
-Emery puts her hand up to her ears like she is talking on the phone when you say "hello!" It is adorable, especially when she has her play phone or any toy in her hand.
-I'm not sure if this was at the beginning of 9 months or end of 8 months but Emery will clap when you say "Good Job!" It is adorable, although sometimes we have to wait to praise her until she has actually finished crawling or throwing balls, etc. Otherwise she will stop just before she is about to take her first crawl and sit up and clap for herself.
-Loves to peek over the back of the couch at Mom and Dad if either of us are in the kitchen and then smiles or laughs when you acknowledge her.