Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ginevra @ 9 Months

Hey Humble Readers...

It's official.  Ginevra has now been 'on the outside' as long as she was inside.  So amazing!  She's had an eventful month, and I really hope you enjoy the pics. 

First up, she had her first haircut.  We went to one of those places that specializes in doing kids cuts because I wasn't sure how she would react.  She did great!  So much better than the little boy at the next station who was freaking out and crawling all over his dad.  It really was just a trim to even everything up, but they gave us a cute little certificate with a lock of her hair attached.  It was so fun.
First Haircut!
This month had us hanging out with my Beloved's family a lot.  August is the usual month when his brother and sister from far away travel to see us, my Beloved has his birthday, and we remember the loss of my Beloved's dad. Ginny got a lot of time to hang out with her 'little' cousin Thor.  It's hard to believe that he was born 7 weeks early, he's gotten so big!
Ginny and Cousin Thor
Another big event this month was the appearance of her first tooth.  Front bottom right... and she's so proud of it, she shows it off constantly, except for when I want to take a picture of it or when I want to check and see if its neighbour has shown up yet.  She's totally ok with having her tooth brushed tho, which I think is a little funny.
Come 'ere baby!
She also went to the park for the first time this month.  Due to the fact that we only have one vehicle, and the closest park with baby-friendly swings is too far to get to on foot, combined with the totally crappy weather we had all of spring and early summer meant that we just didn't get there before now.  We had a blast, even tho she wasn't sure about the slide.
Ginevra's first trip to the park
Not so sure about the slide
Lovin' the swing!

She's so mobile it's frightening sometimes, and she's determined to give her mother a heartattack before she get's to her first birthday.  Ginny especially loves to hang out in the kitchen with Mommy, which just isn't a good idea.  I am hopeful that it might indicate an interest in cooking... I can dream right? :)

Me?  I'm not up to nothin'...
Due to the layout of our condo, there's really only one spot for the baby gate, so keeping her corralled is a challenge, but it's pretty fun too.  It's become a game to keep her from sneaking down the hall.  And I swear she can tell time... every day at 5pm, she heads to the entryway and waits for her Daddy to get home. 
Woohoo!  Mommy left the gate open!
She's getting closer to understanding that some of her sounds have meaning.  There have been a few times when she has looked right at my Beloved and said 'dada'.  'Mama' is seeming to be a harder connection to make.  Baby sign still isn't really connecting for her, but I'm going to keep trying.  Ginny's also becoming aware of people and things around her, especially other kids and babies, and dogs.  She's obsessed with doggies. 
A tisket, a tasket, a baby in a basket!
She's managed to stand on her own without holding onto anything, but as soon as she realized that's what was happening, she fell to her butt. 
Hangin' with Auntie P
Ginny's growth has totally plateaued.  At least weight-wise.  She's still only 18 pounds.  She's grown almost an inch and a half though over the summer and is now 28 inches tall.  The result is that she still fits into some of her 3 month shirts and dresses, and 6 month pants fall off her.  (seriously, she crawled out of the pants I put her in today)  For summer, it's okay, but I'm wondering what we're going to do when the cooler weather comes for good.  Any pants that fit her waist are going to fall off her little behind.
Ginny & Thor, trying to stay warm at the campsite
Ginny totally hates her playpen and her bouncer seat.  She basically hates being restrained in any way shape or form.  She's generally a very happy, content little girl, but restrict her movement and she turns into the she beast from h-e-double hockey sticks. 

All in all, a busy month for the wee girl.  I love her so much!