Annabel…what is there to say about her this month…I think this picture sums it up.
Doesn’t she seriously look like she is about to start a fire with her mind?
(month one, month two, month three, month four, month five, month six, month seven, month eight)
weight: 21 pounds 13 ounces
length: 28 1/2 inches tall
head: 18 inches
hair: party on the top, business in the back
In the last month, Annie has gained four more teeth, perfected crawling, learned to feed herself with her fingers, figured out how to pull up and cruise the furniture, and has had a complete and epic sleep regression. Her eyes have completed their change from blue to a greenish-hazel.
Also, she gained almost two pounds in a month. Everyone said her gaining would slow down once she started to move. Well people, she NEVER. STOPS. MOVING. And yet, she is in the 95th percentile for weight. She’s 75th-90th for head and height.
She is into everything.
And when she knocks/rips/throws/breaks something? She couldn’t be prouder of herself.
The awesome news is that she has started to say some words. When she sees a picture of a baby (usually Madeline) she says “bay bay.” When she drops something or falls, she says “uh oh.” I’m working on her saying “Mama” “Dada” and “STOP BARKING RIGBY OMG.”
You know, having a kid that can move and stand up is kind of not worth it when they don’t understand when you say, “go change the channel on the TV for mama.” I really need her to start working for me, you know? This kid is just take take take.
Good thing I love her so much.
Kate @ UpsideBackwards says:
Ohmigosh she is gorgeous, even when she’s about to light a fire with the power of thought!
Also, I think she is now bigger than (my admittedly very petite) 2-year-old.
Definitely time for her to start doing chores, though
Sam (temptingmama) says:
Gah! I totally need to squeeze on that bene again! What a cutie, Heather!
See. I’d like to go back to no talking. I’ve heard “No!” enough to last mr a lifetime. But I do enjoy getting them to do things for me. Seriously, kids LOVE to throw stuff in the garbage and take clothes out of the dryer. It’s like they live for that shit!
Bene? Really, iPhone? Bene? I don’t even know what that is?! (if it’s something awful, Heather, I blame the phone!)
Ahem. I *meant* baby.
Bene is Afrikaans for legs. That’s one option. Maybe you’re channelling your unconscious desire to squish those thighs.
Annie Y says:
She’s getting so big! Keep up the good work!
Ysaan Proks says:
Ok I barely comment but that first picture of her is so evil! lol I didnt think something so innocent could look so evil. I never noticed before but she looks really like Mike. :o)
Wow, that top picture is scary. It also shows her gorgeous eyes.
Love her. She is just so precious.
This was a big month for your A! What a clever girl!
Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
I love how you described her hair – “party in the front, business in the back…” Too funny!
Hello My Friends!!!
I remember Maddie saying “Bay bay” – well, actually it was “Bye Bay Bay” with your brother Kyle. I can’t wait until Annie gives you a Mama. I know that day will be bitter/sweet since Maddie didn’t say Mama but, it will also be so cool to hear it come from your baby’s mouth.
So many fun and exciting things to come with Annie!!! I so wish I was closer so I could experience them with you 1st hand….BUT, I’m so grateful I’ll get to experience them through your blog! THANK YOU!
P.S. I found my babies lost the most weight when they were up and walking and especially when they were up and RUNNING (which came VERY SHORTLY after walking)!!!
Eeeek! She’s so cute!
I’m up at 3:30 am with my 16 day old son who is having his first sleepless night and has been wanting to eat pretty much non-stop for 4 hours now. Reading about Annie made my night. The months ahead of us are going to be so fun!
The 1st picture is absolutely priceless. It made me LOL!!
She amazes me. My daughter is exactly one day older and I have so enjoyed watching our girl’s milestones. Sometimes they are the same, and sometimes one of them takes a giant leap forward, and then they come together again.
I’m so glad it’s not just me dealing with sleepless nights, with a determined little girl. I adore your little one! ( and my own!)
Mary Ann says:
I love her! Nothing else to say.
Heather, LOVE this first photo… what a face! and OMG she looks so much like Mike there… give her a can of coke and I’m not sure I could tell them apart
You should probably start the corporal punishment soon… she sounds like a real trouble maker, ya know?
In our house we refers to that older infant/toddler age with time periods called ‘the peanut butter incident’ and ‘the diaper cream smack down’ or ‘that time Hannah scaled three baby gates, a pool gate and two locked doors to put her feet in the pool when she was 2’
Mine are 7 and 8 now, I think I’ve hit the calm before the pre-pubescent storm. I feel like Robert Ballard… muddling through the calm waters only to find a that disaster of a shipwreck. Like any moment *boom* she could hit puberty and I’ll be dealing with the sinking of the Titanic.
On that note, the did finally figure out how to change the channel for mama
OMG – she just gets cuter all the time!!
She’s adorable! We have an almost 5 year old now who was a 95th% baby. She’s still trending around there so things haven’t changed for her but she’s in the same bracket for height so she’s just a big kid. The way her weight distributed it appears like she’s totally thinned out. She used her rolls to spring up. All of this to say she’ll be who she is and all you can help is her activity level and food choices. We do our best since we can’t change her biology’s plan…
I was actually going to ask about her eyes a few posts back – I THOUGHT the color was different! They are just beautiful.
Sounds like she’s hitting the developmental milestones, and hitting them hard, this month. Bright little thing!
That first picture is awesome!!!
I can’t believe she is 9 months old already, that’s crazy. She is so beautiful. Love her.
Typical second child — hell on wheels but cute enough to make up for it Love that hair!
I was really happy when Evan walked kind of early, because then I could put him to work. We got “throw this away” down really fast…unfortunately, he has a hard time understanding the difference between trash and “those super important work papers daddy left on the coffee table”.
And he STILL can’t open the fridge OR a beer bottle. Damn babies are sooooo needy.
She’s adorable. But you already knew that.
Your line about starting a fire with her mind had me rolling! I have pics of my daughter like that too, not my son so much though.
She’s amazing! Go Annabel!
Four Gambel Girls and a Guy - documenting the adventures we call life says:
I always thought one of the most fun times in my children’s live were 6 to 18 months…..ENJOY!
She’s so big! What a doll. And she does look like the little girl in the old Firestarter movie (I think it was Drew Barrymore).
And yeah– she needs to get to work. She needs to learn how to bring Daddy his diet Coke!
That first picture just makes me think “Be afraid, be VERY afraid.”
What a cutie! And starting to talk? What a smartie too!
Trisha Vargas says:
I can’t believe she is 9 months old already. Time is flying by.
(((HUGS))) from Florida
Love these pictures! Especially the first one. So, the real question is, did she get that expression from you or from Mike? Because, especially when I’m annoyed or mad, sometimes I feel expressions on my own face that I know came from my dad. Nearly all of my other expressions came from my mom, I think, so I don’t notices those as much, the the “don’t mess with me” looks — 100% a gift from my dad.
Have a great week, Heather!
Megan, Undomestic Diva says:
God she looks soooo much like Mike in that first picture!
I know that you truly gave birth to her, but from those pictures, it looks like Mike did. OMG she is his female clone. I have a daughter that never stopped moving. All I can say is that it will serve her well when Annie gets older, but it’s going to be hell while she is young.
It’s kinda silly how much that child can make me smile and laugh all the way out here in New Jersey. She’s fantastic, as are you, Heather.
That first picture is the best EVER! It really does look like she could start a fire with her mind.
Scrumptious! The 8/9 month sleep regression SUUUUUUUUCKS. At nearly 11 months, it’s eased up here, but bedtime is such a battle.
GAH!! She is such a cutie!! Even with the “I’m totally about to destroy something” she has on her face in the first picture!!
Time flies!!! Soon she’ll totally be getting stuff for you and Mike.
XOXO from GA,
I love it, she’s got “the stare” perfected!!
This post made me smile. I can’t believe she’s 9 months old already! That picture makes me crack up, she’s giving the evil eye to someone.
Nine months??? Holy cow!!
Hahaha, and the hair description cracked me up. She looks like such a fun little ball of energy. I think we need some video of Annie once she learns how to say STOP BARKING RIGBY OMG!!
Jenny Greene says:
Looks like she’s still pissed about having to cut all those teeth!
OMG, that top picture just about made me pee my pants it is so funny. I LOVE the look, and yes maybe she and Drew can get together and have a bonfire. I can’t believe she is 9 months, I remember giving GD advice LOL. She’s such a pretty girl!
Does she come in chocolate? Because if she does I am going to buy one and eat her….that baby of yours is DELISH!!!!!!
She’s just too much! Such a beautiful, spirited little munch. I adore her.
She kills me! I just love her so much. Who ever thought a baby could be SO cute??
SOOOO cute and SOOO adorable!!!
Full term baby. Does not compute. HOLY HAAAYYYAAALLL.
Go, Annie, Go!!
I love that 1st picture! She cracks me up! (I’ve been following your blog for a while now, but I think I’ve only posted a couple of times.)
Way to grow Annie!
She really does look like she is trying to start fire with her mind. And my lord is she adorable!! I can’t believe it has been 9 months already. Time sure does fly.
Mommy Boots says:
That picture almost made me choke on my lunch. Seriously. That is the greatest baby photo in the history of forever. Nellie’s 9th month has been challenging so far, too. I’ve met the “mommy took something away from me that I wanted” scream and the “let’s see how loud I can get my voice to go” scream. Fun times!!
I didn’t think about what she would do with the blocks when she got old enough. What a wonderful series of pictures. My first daughter got “the look” down pat early on. You do have to wonder who she sees it from the most. Congrats on all the accomplishments this month, Annie. You’re doing a wonderful job Mom and Dad!
Debby Pucci says:
Adorable as always.
I mentioned you in a post today for the Good Samaritan Award.
she’s delicious! happy 9 months baby girl.
ps. my son will not stop singing “I don’t know what I’ll for halloween…she doesn’t know what she’s going to be for Halloween” The second part he sings super loud. He says it’s his favorite song ever.
9 months already Annie?! I am having so much fun watching your grow =) Can’t wait to see what you get into when you’re walking!
Annabel is so stunning. Not just her looks, but her personality, which shines, even in photos.
She’s kind of reminding me of Dave Matthews right now, heh.
Marti from Michigan says:
Annabel is SO adorable! I love it when they say “Uh oh”, that is so cute! And “bay bay” is so precious. I recall when my daughter was that age, she would crawl under a chair and sit there looking so cute! She would crawl under the sink because she learned how to open the doors under there – time for baby proof locks on lower cupboards! She would crawl under the bed and laugh, and I could hear her, but she couldn’t quite say “come find me mama!”
Such a joy this age!! Have fun.
Happy 9 mos Annabel! She gets bigger and cuter the older she gets!
Amanda M. says:
That first picture… wow. Her personality is so… visible in these pictures! Ha
One of my favorite ages is the age where they start doing everything you tell them. “Bring me my phone. Put this in the trash. Lay down.”
Oh My God – I love when my 3-year-old yells at my dogs just like I do. It cracks me up. And she gets the remote! They really do become very useful.
LOVE the pics. She’s a doll.
Momma Uncensored says:
is that a reverse mullet? because i’m really hoping its a reverse mullet.
adorable. spunk. love it.
Wow, she has had a HUGE month. Miss Annie is a cutie patootie.
Annie is so adorable. She totally makes my day.
That first photo — cracks me up. I can feel the flames…
HOLY BUCKETS! That look is totally my “bring it bitch” look. I can’t believe Annie has it perfected at 9 months.
Gooooooodnesssss…she is beyond cute. Absolute perfection if you ask me. I have a daughter who was 9 months on the 12th. She is also in the 95% for weight and my pedi told me (his exact words) that she “carries too much weight in her trunk.” at first I thought he was talking about her rump, but my husband informed me that he meant her tummy. Seriously?!? I wanted to punch him—the doc, not my hubs. I look at my daughter (and Annie) and see nothing but pure and total cuteness! Everyone tells me hers will fall off when she gets around too. Right now, she gets everywhere by dragging herself “army style.” Too bad she can’t hang with Annabel so she could learn the ropes!;) anyway…long comment just to say that I totally dig your kid.
She is SO marrying my 10 month old son! Gorgeous, and the are TOTALLY into the same things, match made!
Way to grow Annabelle, happy 9 months cutie!
She. Is. Gorgeous.
And how cute is curling your toes to help keep your balance.
DE heather says:
Seriously, nine months….when the heck did that happen.
She is so cute and I love that first shot.
But they come in sooooo handy once they can find the remote and bring it to you!
Kristin W. says:
SO GORGEOUS! She has like a million times more hair than my 13 month old son. And more then both my girls had at 9 months. I love it!
That first picture, she looks totally like Mike! Adorable girl!
Please dont take it the wrong way, but Annie is cute enough to eat. Nom Nom Nom
Those LEGS!!!!! She is more than adorable!!!!! I’m so utterly happy for you all.
Lots and lots of love to you guys!!