Where in the world has the time gone? Is it possible that my little baby girl is already nine months old? I look at her every single day in amazement. Lydia has finally taken off and is crawling everywhere! It took her a while to figure out that her knees work to her advantage :) She is her mother's child...talking non stop (if someone would just invent a baby translator already). Her favorite word..daddy. From the time she wakes up, until the time she goes to bed she says "daddy" and looks around until she finds him, and if she doesn't see him, she will call him until he answers. Naturally, in response, Adam melts into a puddle of lovey goo. She already has him wrapped around her tiny little finger. Some of her other favorite words: Mama (yay, finally I get some recognition!), hi, bye-bye, thank you (dank doo), la la (my sister Lauren) and no no no (yes they learn this one early on!). Her 9 month check up went really well. She passed her developmental evaluation with flying colors. She weighed 17 lbs, 2 1/2 oz, only in the 25th percentile for weight (she's a little doodlebug), and was 28 inches long, the 50th percentile for her age. She has started finger foods and LOVES to eat. Some of her favorite foods: FIGS (she screams for more once she's gobbled them all up), squash, homemade chicken meat balls, baby pancakes with peaches and mashed bananas, bananas, cantaloupe, goldfish crackers, yogurt melts, and puffs! I have created quite the little foodie and I am enjoying trying new recipes for her. I know it sounds cheesy, but being a mommy really is the best job in the world. Hearing "mama" on the baby monitor in the morning is the best alarm clock in the world, and seeing her sweet toothless gummy smile 24 hours a day is absolutely irreplaceable.