Liv turned 9 months on Sunday. I haven't taken suitable "9 month pictures" of her because this girl is on the mooooove. She doesn't want to sit there and smile like she used to. Its definitley a chore that ends with me covered in sweat. Thats been the biggest change in the last month. Liv is into everything...absolutely everything, nothing and nobody are safe from hurricane Liv. She has mastered crawling and crawls to something, pulls herself up, and proceeds to give her mother a coronary. I am betting that she will be walking by 10 months.
She has 3 commands that she knows (i know i know, its like I train my dog, however I have the worst dog in the world, she won't come when called but you can bet she can sit, roll over, shake, and play dead!). I am off topic, but the point being, I like teaching tricks. She can patty cake (clap), give kisses, and wave on command. Thats about all she knows. She loves to chat, but nothing particular. Its kind of funny when Lily barks (which is all the time) and if you have ever been to my house I spend at least an hour of wasted time a day yelling at her...but when I yell, Liv yells. Who knows what she's yelling, but she feels as though she needs to contribute to the noise.
Food wise Liv is eating more chunks and finger foods. I still haven't gone through all of her purees that I made, so I just add chunks to them and it seems to work out pretty well. Some of Liv's favorite foods are pasta, yogurt, bananas, sweet potatoes, oatmeal with blueberries or apples and cinnamon, and chik'n patties (vegetarian patties). She likes most everything, but those, off the top of my head, are her favorites and I always know she'll eat them with a lot of enthusiasm. I just bought her a "self-feeding" spoon. Its quite weird looking, but Liv is trying it out so I guess we're on the way to her feeding herself (although this won't be happening anytime soon).
Liv is definitley a handful. I was reading her an "Olivia" book that we got from our friend Angela, and it was kind of ironic how similar this little piggy and Liv are. In the end Olivia's mother says "You know, you really wear me out. But I love you anyway", and that is exactly how I feel! She wears me out every day, but its fun and Liv is so happy and full of personality... its nice to see that. It makes me feel like I'm doing something right.
Had to take a picture of the shoes, that I got at a consignment shop, for $5, woo!