Avery was 9 months old on February 1st! It’s very hard to believe that she is closer to being a year old than to being a newborn. The past month went by very quickly, as it was super busy. We spent a fun Saturday in Bolivar with Granny and Granddad, and had a great weekend in Macon with Grandma and Grandpa. Adam and I started a grad class this semester…which makes it feel like we have even less down-time because now we always have math homework looming over our heads. However, the best part about this class is it’s my last one, EVER. I have absolutely no desire to ever get my doctorate, so this will be the end for me and I couldn’t be more thrilled. The countdown begins to the end of this semester, to the end of my master’s, and to a summer off with our sweet 1-year old!!!
Weight — 16 pounds, 9 ounces. (up from 6 lbs, 15 oz at birth)
Length — 27.75 inches. (up from 20 inches at birth)
What has changed over the last month?
-Avery is crawling everywhere. She finally figured out how to crawl forward and not just backwards. So now she is all over the place. It’s so cute!
-She is also pulling up on everything. She can even cruise around objects, holding on and inching herself all the way down the couch. Avery also loves to be a daredevil, standing there with only one hand securely on an object…almost as if she’s pointing out how talented she is. Pretty funny.
-She “talks” and talks and talks…still, but is now making even more sounds than before.
-Avery has definitely mastered the wave. She can wave hello or goodbye and can even do it just after hearing the words, not simply by mocking someone else.
-Her favorite things to play with are not any of her toys…it’s any object that she can find that we’ve accidentally left in her reach like a remote control, magazine, or bottle of water.
–A Favorite of the Month:
All of her big firsts. It was so exciting to watch her crawl for the first time and to see her get more efficient at pulling up and standing up on pretty much anything she sets her mind to.
In the next month I am most looking forward to…
Surviving and enjoying the relaxing moments. Lot’s of homework and work to get through this month, and crossing my fingers that none of us get sick again.