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.