Monday, September 10, 2012

Kayla is 9 Months Old!

My little Kayla is growing up.  She is 9 months old!  This little girl brightens my days, melts my heart and keeps me so busy.  She is a wonderful gift from God and Thomas and I love her so very much.

Kayla so pretty in pink for this month's photo shoots.

Kayla saw the doctor for her 9 month check up and she is perfectly healthy!  She weighs 16 lbs, 2 oz (10% ile) and is 26.5 inches long (17% ile).  Weight for length she is almost at the 50% ile.  

The most wonderful news to announce this month is that Kayla is finally sleeping through the night!!!  She started this at about 8 1/2 months old.  Kayla goes to bed at 8 pm and will wake up around 6:30-7am.  Kayla and I have a nightly bedtime routine.  I feed her a bottle and then read Goodnight Moon to her.  I spend some hugging and cuddling time with her and then to bed she goes. 

Kayla has 2 teeth and she is eating more variety of foods.  She loves yogurt, sweet potatoes, any kind of fruit and finger foods such as Gerber puffs, lil crunchies and cheerios.  She is able to pick up her foods with a pincher grasp.  Kayla is getting more picky with foods.  She doesn't really care for cereals (oatmeal or rice) anymore.  Kayla is doing better with her spitting up.  I switched her formula again and it has made a huge difference.  Glad I finally found one that works for her.

Kayla has some favorite things.  She loves her sisters!  She enjoys so much to be with them.  She is almost always near them when they are all together in the same room.  She loves to play with her toys and her sisters toys.  She loves one particular baby doll that used to be Rachel and Haley's, but its definitely Kayla's now.  She hugs her doll and lights up when she sees it.

Kayla is so "talkative".  She is saying "mama", "dada" and is making lots of other sounds.  She also squeals and screams.  Kayla is a happy baby!  She loves attention and will give smiles so freely.  She loves it when people talk to her.  Kayla also recently started giving me kisses.  She gives me a wide open mouth kiss on my cheek.  Its a wet kiss, but I love it.

Kayla is full of energy!!!  She is getting around everywhere.  She's still combat crawling.  She gets up on her hands and knees and rocks, but goes back down.  She can stand with assistance and will take a couple of little steps while holding on.  Here is a video of Kayla doing her combat crawling.



  1. Lovely photos of a gorgeous girl! Happy 9 months old Kayla - the pics are cute, she's such a happy little girl. x

  2. She is just the sweetest thing! So incredibly beautiful. I loved all of the pictures. I almost cry everytime I read one of her updates, I just remember when you found out you were pregnant with her, and what a tremendous blessing she has been.

  3. OMG - thought it wouldn't be even possible but Kayla gets sweeter and cuter month by month! Plus she is so FAST when doing her combat crawling. An amazing little princess!!! Congratulations on her 9th months bday from Finland Northern Europe.

  4. What a gift to you this beautiful little one is .... and what a lucky girl she is to have such loving parents!

  5. What a beautiful smile, such a doll! What a precious blessing! In a few months she will will have her first birthday. Time to start planning the party! Congratulations!

  6. I'm glad Kayla is happy and healthy.


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