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Monday, May 10, 2010

Nine Months

Today, Norah is 9 months old. And, the best way to describe her in the past month is simple: In to everything. Now that she's mobile, she's all over the place and she's into everything. So, we thought we had baby-proofed, but we were wrong. See all these enticing books and magazines at baby-level?Gone. See these doors that just open willy-nilly to a wonderous cavern of DVDs, remotes, and video games? Locked up. Other cabinets and low dresser drawers have also been locked up. She wants to open every door and drawer within reach. Scooter's water and food dishes? Up on the counter now after she made a lake of the kitchen floor. But, of course, there are some things she's just in to and there's no way to really baby-proof them. For instance, shoes:
Notice Scooter's worried expression, and he should be worried because she especially loves Scooter's stuff; here she is lurking around his toy basket:
Life is so unfair for Scooter these days; he's not supposed to play with her toys but she's always bothering his! Poor Scooter. At least he gets lots of dropped food as consolation.
Needless to say, it's been a busy month with Norah all over the house. Plus, she has begun pulling herself up to standing:
And, she's eating real people food and feeding it to herself now (about 50% of it makes it to her mouth, which is where Scooter reaps the benefits of standing beneath her highchair). Soon I expect she'll be asking for the car keys and trying to negotiate her curfew -- sweet baby jesus, the time goes too fast!

22 comments:

James said...

You're in for a workout now. Once they're mobile, its downhill from then on! :) 9 months going on 19?

Lisa said...

ah yes, i remember those days. i ended up with catch-locks on all the cabinets and drawers in kitchen and bathrooms too.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Those chubby legs are so sweet!

You are going to love her mobility. It's just another exciting phase of helping them grow. And it helps us all be better organizers and cleaner since we can't leave anything just laying around...or it will disappear!

Jamoosh said...

You know, in about 15 years you're going to be telling Norah, "hey - no booty shots!"

JojaJogger said...

I love that picture of Norah with Scooter looking around the corner!

Firefly's Running said...

Poor Scooter! You are almost at the fun part of parenting. Just wait until she starts walking.

N.D. said...

soo cute! happy 9 months!

teacherwoman said...

Wow! She is a busy girl! :) 9 months already!

Carly said...

Wow, 9 months flew by! I love her chubby little legs! So cute.

Agate Lake Girl said...

Congrats Norah - you are getting "so big!" :)

ajh said...

OMG! Those cute chubby legs are so cute! She is adorable.

MCM Mama said...

I loved that age. It was so much fun!

Cute pics as usual.

Erin said...

I guess we should have left Miller unattended at your house for a longer period of time to point out all the fun stuff at baby level. :) She's a cute little stinker and growing up so fast! Just wait until she starts walking and you have a new level of baby proofing to achieve. Cute pictures-keep them coming.

Marlene said...

I can just imagine the things she's getting in to!

Poor Scooter... life can be so unfair! But I'm sure the scraps are worth it.

Wes said...

This is so true, but its great she has such an inquisitive mind. She's just soaking all this stuff up, and Scooter is going to love having her to play with!

Krissy said...

hahaha...too funny :) we are in the same boat over here, the baby proofing needs to be kicked up a notch in our house too!

D10 said...

The time does go bye fast, enjoy every minute! Norah is getting so big. Such a cutie.

Tricia said...

she is too cute!

aron said...

how is she 9 months old already?!?! omgosh she is TOO cute.

happy belated mothers day also :)

Jess said...

I love the Norah pictures! She is just too cute!

Oz Runner said...

they grow up fast...enough these moments...

Nikki said...

She is so sweet standing by the tub with those chubby little legs. Our magazines are gone now too, but thankfully Marcus isn't pulling up yet - when he does, that will be a whole new round of babyproofing!