Sophie Gray: Nine month update.

I can’t believe my sweet Sophie is already nine months. These months have flown by. I know its partly because we went through so many big life changes immediately after her birth but still, sigh, my baby is growing up way too fast for my liking. I absolutely love this age. Sophie makes me smile all day long and I literally count down the seconds until I hear her wake up in the morning. She has started to sleep through the night, most nights (hallelujah!) and is such a sweet-natured little baby. She is full-on crawling now and moves so fast. It’s so cute to watch her crawl, I could watch her all day long and I do, lol. She has really started to say our names, mama, dada and Lyla and I swear, hearing those words, its the most beautiful thing. I love seeing the interaction between her and Lyla, Lyla will dance all crazy just to make her smile and tells me, “mom I just love to see Sophie smile,” so sweet! We love our Sophie Gray so much!!

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Weight/height: Sophie doesn’t see her pediatrician again until she is 12 months old so I’ll have to go with her 6 month weight/height, and because we don’t own a scale at home, I don’t know how much she weighs now! At 6 months (her appointment was back in July), she was 17 lbs, 1.7 oz, which puts her in the 62nd percentile. Her height was 2’3″ which puts her in the 81st percentile, girlfriend is growing! She was always smaller than Lyla when we compared percentiles but she is catching up.

Hair: Sophie has the craziest hair! I love it so, so much. It’s very fine, super light brown and sticks straight up. She has her Daddy’s hair. It’s really funny because when John gets out of the shower and doesn’t do his hair, it looks exactly like Sophie’s, it’s just too funny and super cute.

Diapers: Size 3 Huggies Little Movers and she needs em’ cause girlfriend is moving all over the place.

Clothing: Little Miss Sophie needs to go shopping. Her wardrobe is in desperate need of an update. I so badly want to buy her Fall clothes but its still pretty hot and I’m trying to hold off until the season starts to change a little bit more. She can still fit into her size 6 month dresses but is pretty much wearing 6-12 months in everything.

Favorite things: Right now, Sophie is really into the pretend fruit Lyla has in her little kitchen. She will crawl super fast from the kitchen all the way to the playroom just to get to the fruit. She takes it all out of the basket, puts each piece in her mouth, then puts its back in the basket and repeats this little sequence all over again. She also likes this small little baby doll we got her on a whim, she calls it mama.

Likes: Sophie loves to smile, hug and give kisses. They are big, wet and slobbery kisses but they are the best. Her, Lyla and I spent a solid five minutes giving each other kisses the other night, it was so fun. She loves peek-a-boo and playing with her sister.

Dislikes: Sophie no longer likes getting her diaper or clothes changed. It is really hard, no joke. She will not stay still at all. I used to be able to distract her and get it done but nothing works anymore. She wiggles and turns and tries to sit up, the girl needs to go. She hates being hot, especially when she is in her car seat. Sophie is really an easy-going girl, there is not much she dislikes.

Favorite foods: Frozen mango, applesauce, prunes (shocker!), blueberries, oatmeal, greek yogurt, smoothies, yes smoothies. I make a smoothie for Lyla and I everyday and Sophie just started grabbing for the straw one day and I let her try and she figured out how to drink it. She also loves chicken, carrots and sweet potatoes. She also loves Baby Mums Mums, the banana kind are her favorite and we just started to give her Gerber yogurt bites, which she loves as well.

Milestones: This girl is moving! Sophie crawls everywhere and pulls herself up on everything, which is amazing to see but also makes me hold my breath because, more often than not, she falls down. She can say mama, dada, Lyla, hi, hey very clearly and she uses the words correctly. Before she would just babble them but now she looks directly at you and says your name, its really sweet. She is on a great nap schedule and sticks to it most days. And as my child who doesn’t like to sleep at night, the fact that Sophie is now sleeping through the night, most nights, is a major cause for celebration, woo-hoo!

Reflections: I don’t know why but just seeing the word “reflections” makes me kind of emotional, okay I lied, really emotional. Sophie just makes me so happy. She has brought our entire family so much joy and watching her with Lyla, its hard to put into words how that makes me feel, but I am so happy to be their mother. Just like with Lyla, she makes me want to be a better person and everyday, I strive for that, to be the best version of myself I can be. I have good days and I have bad days but I have to say, the good far outweigh the bad. Even when I’m exhausted, I can still say, I am 100 percent happy with my life and where I am right now.

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