9 months...no problem

Feb 12, 2014

Avalon is 9 months today!!! I cannot believe it. I am excited and sad at the same time. She is doing so much that I am really starting to realize that she is not so much a baby baby anymore. She is so talkative, in that baaa baa baa and maaaa maa ma kind of way. She mastered crawling a few months ago and has been standing on her own for about 3 weeks. Over the weekend she decided to get brave enough to take two unassisted steps. She landed the first one and as she attempted the second she fell (we aren't counting these as her actual first steps, but we did document the occasion). So walking is on the horizon. She so badly wants to keep up with the boys, and she cannot take it when they are able to get up and walk out of a room. But soon enough she will be doing it too. 
She is a great eater as you can tell by her chunky little thighs! Yummy chunky babies!! She is over the whole spoon fed food thing, unless it is yogurt. She likes her food in its natural state. So she has been eating whole carrots (steamed to soften), avocado that I just cut into thick strips, pears, apples, bananas, whole wheat bagels, melon, pasta. Pretty much she will eat anything. Such a blessing! Not so great is her new sleeping habit, which is to wake up as much as possible. She isn't currently teething, she doesn't even want to nurse when she wakes up. She just wakes up screams a little bit and then goes back to sleep. But it is juuuuuust enough to drive you crazy!
So the other day I decided it was time to add her to the wall on the living room. About a year or so ago I made large canvas prints of the boys to hang up and I realized that their pictures were both taken at 9 months. So I figured I would wait and do Avalon at that age too. I am by no means a photographer, but since I have a new camera now I decided to try my hand at some pictures. I didn't use a professional photographer for the boys' pictures so I didn't go that route with the princess either. I liked how they turned out though...now I just have to find time to get a print blown up and put a canvas together, and find an antique frame to go with it. So she will probably make it on the wall by the time we leave Alaska!
Dress is from Gap, the Paddington Bear collection and I love it! I bought it a little big so she could actually wear it out of the house this summer. It is a 12-18 month with only a little room to grow, so hopefully she doesn't get too much bigger before then, or if Alaska wanted to grant us some warm weather sooner...I'll take it!




13 comments:

  1. That dress is soooo cute!!! She's adorable. I still need to add Maddie's pictures to the family wall we have.

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  2. Great pictures! And happy 9 month birthday Avalon! The dress is awesome! I'm sure you've heard this already but throw some tights under the dress to get more use. For example I had this adorable eyelet dress that was 12-18 month. She wore it as a dress. With leggings as a tunic and now at 3.5 she can wear it as a shirt. Helps that she's a bean pole. Anyways good luck getting her up on the wall! ;)

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  3. she's so beautiful! i love those big brown eyes :)

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  4. Happy 9 months! She is such a beautiful girl. :)

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  5. Kelsey, these pics are amazing!! Of course, she's is a beautiful subject, but I just love them! What a sweet baby!

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  6. Does Alaska GET warm weather?? Sorry, not the point! I adore that dress on her!

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  7. Happy 9 months to your sweet Avalon! I am so in love with the Paddington Bear collection and that dress is just perfect on her!

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    1. Aww thank you Whitney!! I am sure you will have so much fun dressing up your little girl soon enough :)

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  8. Kelsey, she is absolutely beautiful! Happy 9 months sweet pea.

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  9. She is so cute! I love that dress.

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  10. The second pic is my fave! Happy 9 months, baby!

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  11. Kelsey, Avalon is Adorable. I love the dress and the headband.
    Love,
    Aunt Kim

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