Thursday, April 22, 2010

Nine Month Portraits and Update

Lorien turned nine months old on April 19. The last month (mid-March to mid-April) has been a big one. She cut two teeth. She started standing up (holding on to a chair or something, but with no help from mom or dad). She is doing great with actually getting her finger foods into her mouth. The cutest thing is that she has started responding in kind to certain interactions. So if you shake your head at her, she shakes her head back. If you clap your hands, she claps also. She is also getting the hang of waving. Crawling is still elusive. She rocks, scoots backward and now pivots on her belly, but no forward motion yet.

She had her nine-month checkup on April 21 (the same day I took these pictures), and she weighs 17 lbs. 14 oz. (33rd percentile) and measures 28.5 inches long (81st percentile).

Sweet and clean after her bath

If you look very closely, you can see the two bottom teeth. She is still a drool monster too.

Here, she is making a daddle-addle-laddle-daddle sound with her tongue. This is one of the things she will do "conversationally" if you do it to her first.

Lorien loves books...

...both reading them and eating them.

Standing up!


  1. These are the first photos I noticed her hair. It is really starting to fill in a lot, isn't it? Beautiful! Are you going to be around 4th of July? Thinking about making a trip west w/ the boys to get away from the week of fireworks till midnight (if we are lucky and they don't last a LOT longer into the night) for more than a week running.

  2. Just adorable! Can I ask what lense you use for these? I love how they look and have been thinking I'd like to get a better "close-up" lense so I'm trying to learn more. (I'm still in the very early phases of photography, least I sound like I know what I'm talking about!) :)

  3. Bec, yes, I think we will be around 7/4. And hopefully we will have a house by then!

    Tina, if you have a Canon camera, you're in luck. This is a fixed-length 50mm lens that opens up to f/1.8. The cool thing is, you can get it for about $90. It's plastic, so it's not indestructible, but it is SUCH a fun toy.