Well, time has gotten away from me and every time I sat down to put together Blaire’s 9 month must-haves, I just couldn’t seem to get it finished up. Once I was finally getting it finished (after Blaire turned 10 months old) I realized that she really has been drawn to the same things the past two months, so I’d just combine them. At this age Blaire is curious about everything! She loves putting things into another thing (a ball/doll/anything into a cup), she still loves chewing on EVERYTHING and she’s learning how to walk and use those legs to push herself when sitting. Below are our must-haves for 9 and 10 months.
Wooden Puzzle // Stride & Ride Elephant // Stuffed Elmo // Sippy Cup // Elephant Ball Popper
Hape Color and Shape Sorter: Blaire has a little wooden puzzle that she just absolutely loves! She basically just likes to chew on the pieces because they’re colorful and easy to carry around. Hers is a hand-me-down, so it’s not made anymore. This puzzle is very similar.
Stuffed Elmo: Blaire has really loved stuffed animals the past few months. She’s always dragging one around with her and cuddling up to them. This Elmo is the perfect size for both! Plus, she LOVES Elmo on Sesame Street. She likes to take this guy everywhere.
Fisher Price 3-in-1 Bounce, Stride & Ride Elephant: At this age, Blaire is constantly on the go. She’s been crawling for over a month now and spends the majority of her day pulling herself up onto anything she can, and she loves standing on her own. She likes sitting on this elephant, but doesn’t quite get that she can bounce on it yet. But her favorite thing to do is push it! She loves being able to “walk” by herself and she could push this thing around the room all day if we let her!
Rise and Shine Sippy Cup: We have some “fancy” sippy cups that Blaire just doesn’t get the hang of yet. I picked this one up at the mall one day and she loves it! Plus I love it because it’s clearly a baby Starbucks cup.
Poppin Park Elefun Ball Popper: Okay, so Blaire doesn’t quite get how to put the balls into this to get them to pop out, but she LOVES the balls. She carries them around and chases them around the room (so do the cats!). And she knows how to push the button to get it to turn on. She loves the music so much that when it stops, she’ll crawl back over to it and push the button to get it to turn back on. It’s SO cute!
Well, I’m posting this a few weeks late… but our girl is 9 months old! I can’t believe it. 9 months feels like such a milestone. I spent 9 months growing this kid and now she’s spent 9 months on this Earth. Weird? Maybe. Crazy? Definitely!
Blaire is still babbling all the time. She said “mom” for the first time a few weeks ago. Every time she says it, it melts my heart. She also says “mama” and I SWEAR she has said “dog” and “kitty”. Lol. She still says “dad” “dada” “daddy” “hi” “hey” and “yeah”. She still just has her bottom two teeth, but is working on some more. She has been teething like crazy this past week. She LOVES to eat. She’s started getting really angry when someone else is eating and she’s not. Especially if you’re eating something with a spoon. She just assumes food on a spoon is meant for her, I guess. So far, her favorites include pizza, mashed potatoes, cucumbers, egg (yolks), cottage cheese and most fruit. (Still not a banana lover, unless it’s mixed with something else.)
She’s always on the go… Crawling and pulling herself up on to anything and everything. The poor animals are always having to watch their backs because she loves to pull their hair and try to cuddle with them. I will also note that it’s now terribly hard to get a non-blurry photo of her. I wish I could say she was sleeping through the night. Between her cold, her teething and her growth spurt she’s still up at least twice per night. On nights when her congestion or teething are really bothering her she’ll be up for hours at a time. (Insert zombie emoji here.) It’s rough! But it really makes you wonder how you did it during those newborn months. In the past few weeks she’s been sleeping on her side and stomach a lot, which I know I’ve mentioned before. But it’s just so cute! It makes her seem so grown up.
Blaire’s personality is even sweeter than I ever could have imagined. She lights up anytime she sees Jason or I and it just melts my heart every, single time. She has started giving slobbery kisses when you ask her for a kiss and it is obviously one of my favorite things. She brings me more joy than I ever thought possible. Every time I look at her little face and she smiles back at me I know that I was meant to be her mom.
Do you remember your little one at this age? Which age has been your favorite? I’d love to know! Have a great week! xo