Sadie had her 9 month check up 3 weeks ago. Here were her stats:
Height: 31 inches - 130th percentile - this officially makes her half my height. YES...half my height!!!
Weight: 22 pounds 3 ounces - 95th percentile
Anecdotally, she has 4 top teeth and 2 bottom ones. She calls Griffin "woof woof". She is standing on her own for 10-15 seconds at a time before realizing she is standing on her own and then reaches out for something. Sadie and Griffin have become best friends because he has realized that if he stands under her high chair she will drop food for him. Of course, sometimes this means that Griffin walks around with crumbs on his back.
Sadie seems to be insatiable and now expresses her hunger by smacking her lips. She loves music. Nathan discovered her favorite song is Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. She bounces up and down and flaps both hands in time to the beat. If she's fussy, singing to her will calm her immediately. And she is already a muse. I made up a song for her right before Christmas and now 'Uelita has made up another one.
Sadie's strength and reach are startling. She seems to be able to lift, push and pull almost anything in her path. She was holding on to the back of her high chair which is cantilevered to the dining room table when Nathan tried to pick her up. She wouldn't let go of the high chair and pulled the entire dining room table with her as he tried to pry her away.
June 12th was our 5 year wedding anniversary and we were lucky enough to have the night to ourselves thanks to cousin Ris and the use of her love nest. This meant that Sadie spent her first night without Mommy and Daddy. According to Auntie Chelle who slept over, she was an angel and slept through the night without a peep. We are still waiting for a repeat of that full night of sleep but we're not holding our breath!