June 1, 2015

Adeline | 9 Months

Raleigh, NC wedding photographers' baby daugther turns 9 months old!

I know, I know, I’m so late in posting these. She’s a week away from turning 10 months, and here I am sharing her 9 month portraits. May is a busy month for wedding photogs! Plus, building a house and launching a workshop makes for an interesting combo. But here I am finally sharing her 9 month portraits!

These last three months have been so much fun with her. She’s grown completely out of the newborn stage, but isn’t quite a toddler. I’m not sure exactly what to call her in baby terms. All I know is she’s growing up so quickly. In the last few months, she’s mastered the art of rolling, sitting, crawling, pulling up, baby signing, solid food, and walking while holding our hands. She knows what she wants and she’s not afraid to tell you.

If she wants food, she grunts. If she is bored she squeals until you give her attention. If she wants something across the room she gets it (which is making working while she’s awake very tough). If we’re riding in the car with Baxter in the back and she can’t see him she screams until he pops his head over, then she proceeds to laugh and chat with him the entire car ride. If she wants a kiss, she leans into you with her mouth wide open and plants it right on your lips. If she wants to stand up, she waves her hands up and down until you stick your hands out to give her something to pull up on, and then she’ll proceed to walk up your body. If she sees something interesting she says “oooh”, and if she doesn’t like something she crinkles her nose and snorts!

I like to describe her as a little person with a big personality.

With all her curiosity and crawling, we’re in constant baby proofing mode around here. We had to lower her crib all the way to the bottom, and block off all outlets. Cords must be out of reach at all times because she will find them. Food is never safe around her. For such a tiny girl, she eats like a grown man. She’ll try to steal anything off your plate or out of your hand. There isn’t much she doesn’t like. And if you have a cup with a straw, watch out! She’s going to grab it!

Bath time is her favorite, and she seems to love the pool once she gets used to the water temperature. If we can sneak her sunglasses on, she’ll leave them alone, but if she notices they don’t stand a chance. She hates sunscreen and having her face wiped, but loves wearing hats.

She still doesn’t have any teeth, but I wouldn’t be surprised if some show up soon. She talks all the time, but no real words. Except “na na”. That’s what she says when it’s time for her to nurse! Mama and dada come out but they aren’t associated yet. She knows her names too, both Ada and Adeline. And she waves bye bye when she feels like it, claps when she’s proud of herself and dances to any music she hears. Her hair is entirely blonde now except for her tips that still carry the darker hair she was born with!

Life with her is an adventure, and we love every second of it.

Raleigh, NC wedding photographers' baby daugther turns 9 months old!
Raleigh, NC wedding photographers' baby daugther turns 9 months old!
Raleigh, NC wedding photographers' baby daugther turns 9 months old!
Raleigh, NC wedding photographers' baby daugther turns 9 months old!
Raleigh, NC wedding photographers' baby daugther turns 9 months old!
Raleigh, NC wedding photographers' baby daugther turns 9 months old!
Raleigh, NC wedding photographers' baby daugther turns 9 months old!
Raleigh, NC wedding photographers' baby daugther turns 9 months old!
Raleigh, NC wedding photographers' baby daugther turns 9 months old!
Raleigh, NC wedding photographers' baby daugther turns 9 months old!
Raleigh, NC wedding photographers' baby daugther turns 9 months old!
Raleigh, NC wedding photographers' baby daugther turns 9 months old!
Raleigh, NC wedding photographers' baby daugther turns 9 months old!
Raleigh, NC wedding photographers' baby daugther turns 9 months old!
Raleigh, NC wedding photographers' baby daugther turns 9 months old!
Raleigh, NC wedding photographers' baby daugther turns 9 months old!