I've become one of those parents who say whatever stage their baby is in is their favorite stage. Every single month, I say, "This is my favorite stage yet! But for real this time! I don't know how it could get any better!" Then the next month rolls around, and magically, "It got better! This is my favorite stage yet! But for real this time!"
^^This girl smiles all the way down to her pointed toes. I can't get enough.
^^We call this one blue steel.
The flirting levels are reaching an all-time high. Elderly women stop to fawn over her in the grocery store on the regular (happy babies are like celebrities. I'm not mad about it). She grins at anyone she can make eye contact with.
^^Headbands are so hard :)
Sundays are a gold mine because there are fun little friends to play with and people to giggle at. But oh my goodness, she is loud! So incredibly loud during a quiet church meeting. In fact, question: at what point do I take my baby out because she's too loud? Not because she's crying, but because she's so darn happy and wants to share it with the world! She laughs so loudly, and makes general conversation by shouting DADADADADA at whoever's sitting in the pew behind her. It turns a lot of heads, and I never know quite when to step into the hallway.
Happy nine months, Squishable! We sure love you!
PS. See Claire's other monthly updates here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8