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9 Months of Awesomeness


It's that time again--when, every 30 days, I get to wax poetic about my daughter, who clearly is becoming more adorable, brilliant, and perfect with every passing day.

And by "perfect," I mean, "more capable of propelling herself face first into the dog food, and then screaming like I'm the world's worst parent when I won't let her eat it."


So, you know. Pretty much the same thing.


The last month has been a whirlwind. While dog food (and every other inedible morsel on the floor) still functions as Britton's siren song, she's gotten really good at other, more socially acceptable things, such as:

Eating. She is either going to grow up to be 4,000 pounds or the world's most discerning food critic. Baby can take down some food! She is also wonderfully curious about all types of food, so we let her try just about everything we're eating. Britton loves refried beans, spaghetti, broccoli, baked cinnamon apples, and any kind of meat. The pediatrician has given us complete freedom to feed her whatever (as long as it is low in sugar and salt and is generally healthy), and he said that adventurous infants usually equate to adventurous toddlers and children.
This just looks so crinkly and plastic-y and delicious.

Moving. During her 8 month monthly milestones post, I mentioned that Britton was figuring out the mechanics of crawling. Nowadays, she can blast across the living room floor in no time flat. She's also awesome at pulling herself up on the coffee table.
monthly milestones
To her delight (and the chagrin of our backs), she's discovered that she can "walk" if we hold her hands and steady her on her feet. High-stepping across the kitchen ensues.

Making noise. We thought that after the NICU stay after she was born, Britton might have some lingering issues with her lungs. HA. HA. HA. Let's all laugh together. She knows exactly what she wants, and she has no trouble sharing it with the rest of us...and loudly. She can say "mama," "dada," and "baba," but we haven't seen too much connection with the sounds and meaning on her part yet.
temper tantrum
Landon clearly wasn't being silly enough. Britton is a demanding little thing.
However, if we aren't doing something fast enough, she will yell ("Ahhhhh!") at us until we figure out what she wants. Britton also responds to the signs for "milk" and "eat," but she won't sign them back to us.
So cute!