Saturday, September 1, 2012

9 Months Old

Hannah is now 9 months old!

A lot has happened this month! She came down with her first illness, cut her first tooth, had her Hebrew Baby Naming and Christian Blessing Ceremony and took a weekend vacation to Michigan.

Illness

About a week after returning from our trip to Pittsburgh at the end of July, she came down with her first illness. It was miserable for all of us. She had some sort of gastrointestinal virus that lingered for about six days. Vomiting, diarrhea, the whole nine yards.

A few days after she finally recovered from that, her very first tooth started to come in, causing some pain. She was up screaming her head off for two nights in a row. On top of that, I think she has seasonal allergies and has had a stuffy nose now for a week. I don't think she feels sick, just stuffy. Too bad babies don't know how to blow their noses, it would make things easier!

Despite being sick, she still had a fun time playing! It's getting harder and harder to get her to look at the camera these days. She's too into everything else.

Needless to say, we've had some rough nights over the past month between illnesses, allergies and teething. Here's hoping she's back to normal soon!

Baby Naming/Blessing

Hannah had her Hebrew Baby Naming Ceremony and Christian Blessing on Aug. 18. It was a very beautiful ceremony and incorporated both religious aspects equally.

We were all happy with how it turned out. I only took one picture and it was before the ceremony actually happened. I'm waiting on more from my father-in-law, and will share when I have them!


Trip to Michigan

On Aug. 19 I took Hannah with me to New Buffalo, Michigan to stay with some friends. New Buffalo is a beach town on the coast of Lake Michigan. It's only two hours from our home, so it was an easy drive.

A friend of mine was renting a house in New Buffalo for two weeks and invited a handful of people to join her family during that time. We stayed for two nights and had a great time. She has two kids of her own, one of whom I used to babysit, so It was great to see everyone. Her youngest is 13 months old and Hannah loved interacting with him. It was a relaxing getaway!

Here are some beach pics!

My friend's baby, Mac


 Hannah and me at the beach

Very pretty landscape! 


Taking in the atmosphere.



Doctor's Visit

She did have a check-up with the pediatrician when she turned nine months old. She is now 30 inches tall (Beyond the 100th percentile in terms of height...wow!) and she weighs 18 pounds, 6 ounces which puts her in the 25th percentile for weight.

She's meeting all of her developmental milestones! She's now pulling up on everything she can get her hands on. She's an extremely fast crawler and will get into pretty much every shelf or cabinet in her reach. It's much harder taking care of her now that she's so mobile. Long gone are the days that I could lie her down next to me and she wouldn't move.

She has had a cyst on her neck since birth that the doctor is now asking that we get checked out. It's likely no big deal, but she just wants to be sure. She's having an ultrasound next week and then we'll see a dermatologist to talk about removing it. I'm hoping it's just something minor and we can take care of it quickly.

Here are some photos of Hannah from 8-9 months.