Sunday, July 19, 2009

no more waiting on her faithful (but slow) servants

I don't know if I am slow to meet her needs, or if we have a fiercely independent child on our hands, but she has been so whiny lately as a result of frustration in not being able to do things for herself. Feeding times have become a nightmare and a constant battle with this child. She tries to grab the spoon and loves rubbing the wall with gross hands. After several evenings of annoying dinner time issues, I finally gave in and let her do it herself.... She loved it! (almost 9 months, rice and applesauce)

She has also hit so many milestones recently: she learned to sit herself up from her belly to criss cross applesauce around 8 1/2 months. She also quit putting herself back to sleep then because she would sit up in her crib to cry and won't lay back down. She also started clapping for herself. Yesterday she figured out the game of peek a boo and LOVES it! She will cover her eyes with anything cloth and laugh when you say peek a boo... I LOVE this age!!!

and finally: On the day she turned 9 months, Carrington figured out the art of crawling. She had been butt scooting for a while but wasn't making a lot of progress with it.... In all her glory.... Here is her version of crawling!


  1. She is seriously happy about feeding herself. She is also about the most beautiful little thing in the world. I wish I could be around to see her do all her "tricks". Thank you for putting these videos on the web. Love to all! MOM

  2. Hooray Carrington--you are mobile now! (And in desperate need of a bath ;)

    Watch out big brothers!

  3. Look at her go!!!!! Such a big girl *sniff* *sniff*!!!

    I love the video and the pictures. The new header to the blog is gorgeous!!

  4. Wow, she is absolutely adorable! How can you stand all that cuteness??