Mikaela turned 9 months two weeks ago. We've had some major milestones recently. She can pull herself up to a standing position in lighting speed, she can take a few steps while holding on to something (like our couch). She's getting more vocal. She's eating solids 3 times a day, she can drink from a straw.
She always wants to play with whatever Naomi is playing with. She has a stubborn streak and will get frustrated when she doesn't get what she wants. Her 3rd tooth is coming in, (her first top tooth). She laughs all the time, and has the cutest smile. She can clap her hands on command, and is starting to learn to throw her hands up in the air when we scream "touch down". She can wave bye bye.
She still has a little stranger anxiety, some days it seems worse than others, but overall it seems like she gets over it pretty fast and warms up to people.
She's down to 2 solid naps a day.
Here are her 9mth stats from the pediatrician.
Weight: 15 lbs (5% range)
Height: 26 inches (2% range)
Head: 44cm (50% range)