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Where have the last 9 months gone?? (Fri 8-13-10)

Miss Raya turned 9 months old on Tuesday. I've said it about every single one of my kids every time they hit another month mark or birthday, but I can't believe we've had her here for 9 months already. Possibly because of how crazy her little life has been over the past 7 months but also just because we love her so much and it's hard to remember what it was like around her before she was born. I remember telling myself to appreciate the calm & quiet moments before she was born because life certainly wouldn't slow down after #4 came along. Little did I know. :)
So here are a few fun facts about Raya at 9 months:

  • Her favorite toys are medical supplies, i.e. stethoscopes, any kind of tubing, wrappers from the gauze we use on her stomach, and syringes, the bigger the better:
If she could talk right now, she'd be saying, "NG tube-free is the way to be!"
  • She's our first and had better be our ONLY kid with a belly piercing :)
  • She LOVES big kids, especially HER big kids
  • She's been pulling herself up to stand for about a month and can also move from one end of the couch to the other as long as she's holding on to it
  • She had her first taste of bananas a couple days ago and although she still doesn't want anything to do with eating it, she didn't hate it either (YAY!!)
  • She's fast on her way to being our biggest baby yet at 18 lbs 1 oz and the 37th percentile. Cole weighed 18 lbs 2 oz at 9 months, Ashtyn weighed about 16 lbs, and Kaida weighed 13 lbs 3 oz.
  • Since we got home from the hospital, she has gotten very cuddly with me (which I love) and pretty much only likes Daddy when Mommy is holding her (not so fun, especially when I need to leave her home with him)
  • She still sleeps all night long
  • She's happy most of the time
We love our Ray-rays!!


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