Tuesday, January 29, 2008

9 months old

Kya turned 9 months old this week. I can't believe how fast the last couple of months have gone since I have gone back to work, and it seems like Ky can do something new every week.

She is officially crawling when she feels like it. She still will do this weird scooting/dragging her body with just her arms thing when she gets in a hurry. She has been doing this for over 2 months and we finally figured out that she does it because it is easier than crawling. We have all wood and tile floors on the main level of our house, and it is much easier for her to "slide" around on the floor, than to get up and crawl. Crazy kid! :) But, now she is already trying to get up on her knees and pull up on everything she can find. Oh, and sometimes she does a little showing off too and adds a little extra kick to the crawl.

She has grown a little again, but is still a short little thing. She also now weighs 22+lbs! She has doubled her weight in about 4 months! She is a solid little brick. She also is strong, ridiculously strong and often tries to out muscle her big sister (who only weighs 33 lbs). It is hilarious to watch...for now at least! But, she is also very tolerant of her sister and enjoys just about anything Makenna dreams up to do to her. Including lay on her and pulling her around by her feet(under supervision of mom and dad), which sounds dangerous, but Kya LOVES it. See the evidence below! :)

And, she says Da Da ALL of the time! When Daddy walks in the room she is babbling instantly. We have also been doing sign language with her and she consistently signs for her bottle, and is starting to do food, more and all done. So, we are making progress on the communication front as well, which is SO important for her. She gets frustrated very easily, so I think this will be key.

She has changed so much already from when we got home. It's amazing how resilient kids are. She is funny, determined, loud, a snuggle bug when she is tired and is still a major Daddy's girl(that part hasn't changed :)). She is a joy to have around (most of the time-ha ha!) and I love watching the girls together. It is amazing to see their love. It is so sweet, pure and undeniable. It's what helps us get through the days when they forget that they really do love each other! :) I really can't imagine our life without her. I remember what it was like, but I can't imagine going back to that life. We have blessed in a way I barely understand.


Heather & Adam said...

I cannot BELIEVE how much Kya has changed since Et. She looks soooo stinkin' cute still, though. I'm glad you guys have an eater, so much fun. I can barely get CF to finish a chicken nugget.
I am so happy to hear things are smooth now. I know it was hard at times, but here you are! Enjoy those beautiful daughters...And let's start planning yall's road trip down here this summer! Pick up the Woods fam and come on!!!
Love you bunches!

Kerry and Tom said...

Okay seriously your girls are so cute i cannot even stand it.
They are complete commercial material.
I cannot wait to see you guys again. We miss all of you so much.
Our boys arent eating very good at all. I get so frusterated.
Take care