Emily Kate, being your mama is such a joy. It's also teaching me oh so much about patience and perspective.
You are sweet as sugar- smiley, cuddly. But also a very testing little bit as you and sleep don't get on too well and honestly haven't for months. But you are more than worth this temporary trial.
Your favorites include: eating- you just love food, being worn in the Ergo, playing with and watching your big sissy, and nursing with or being held by mama. Mama trumps all in your mind and heart right now and I treasure that. It won't last long I know.
9 month stats: 20 lbs 77th percentile, height 97th percentile (currently accepting modeling contracts or college basketball scholarships...just kidding on both counts), clothing size 18-24 months.
Development: you are crawling fast all over the place, pulling up on everything and figuring out how to use your walker- got to keep up with sissy. You say "mama" likes it's your job and sometimes grace Daddy with his name "ada". You will not sit still for a book and never have, sigh. But you love standing on your tippy toes to pluck out notes on the piano.
Though the nights have been sleepless for mama, I couldn't imagine our family without you. Love you always and forever, my big baby girl.
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