in and out

it's a strange realization when your baby has been "out" for as long as they were "in". claire is now 9 months old, and the things she does that are starting to hint at toddlerhood are occurring much too often. she is standing all day long! and starting to transfer between the coffee table and couch. she follows trey- everywhere! it is so sweet to watch them play together, trey is so nice to her and gets excited when she wakes up. she has warmed up to eating solids and pretty much likes everything, except bananas, gags every time, just like her momma :) she now has 6 teeth, and trey makes sure we brush hers too when he's getting his brushed, actually her toothbrush is her favorite toy, that and trey's cars. she's a pretty content little gal, happy to explore the house and try to pull everything down in her reach, once in a while she wants to be carried around, i love it, and at 16 lbs I really can't complain.

I never want these baby days to end. I love having little lips to kiss and squishy cheeks to wipe yogurt from. I love having little bodies to hold and snuggle. i love having a crawling baby tugging at my pant leg. Most of our days are the same- eat, play, sleep, change, play, sleep, eat... but I know all too quickly these times will be in the past, and will hold some of the sweetest memories.

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