Isa is nine months old!!! Mostly this month she has been perfecting her cruising and crawling abilities, but she's started a few noteworthy new behaviors that are worth mentioning: she has began standing/ balancing on her own two feet for 2-15 seconds at a time, she's been pointing to things, has been handing things to us (especially books she wants us to read), and when I point to something and ask her to give it to me, she does! I guess this last skill usually doesn't show up for a few months on average, but, as always, Isa is trying to grow up too quickly! We don't think walking is too far off for her, but it seems these skills blossom rather quickly after a long period of gestation, so to speak.
She'll be going to the doctor for her 9 month checkup soon and we will update with her new stats once that happens. She gets a break this time from any vaccinations (she won't need another one until 12 months), so she just gets a little poking and prodding from the doctor.
She is developing quite a little personality - she's quick to pick up on our emotions, but also laughs a lot (since we do too). She is good at playing on her own for long stretches, as long as we give her some interesting things/places to explore. She's down to two naps a day, and can last anywhere from 2-4 hours in between naps. We've mostly babyproofed the apartment, but we still need to keep an eye on her at all times.
By right around this time next month, Isa will get to join her extended family in Chicago! We are very excited for this transition - and look forward to everyone getting to know how fun and cool Isa is to hang out with.
Weight: 26 pounds 2 ounces, 100th percentile
Height: 30 inches, 98th percentile
Head Circumference: 18.4 inches, 97th percentile