9 months. 9 whole months. Cora's been with us now longer than I was pregnant. Add up all that time and it really feels like she's always been here, even when the time is flying by.
She had her 9 month well-baby visit yesterday. Sometimes I just have to marvel that she's well enough for a well baby visit, after so many early visits that were anything but. Everything looks great. She's 16 pounds and just under 26 inches. Yes, she is growing and thriving.
But the most fun new development has been that Miss Cora has started sitting independently!
Now I don't really have anything to compare my feelings to, since I've never had another child. I'm sure that it's exciting when a typically-developing baby learns to sit. But I just can't get over how thrilled I am about this. We've been working with her for months largely focusing on sitting and it was feeling like it could still be take quite some time. And now, suddenly, with no warning, she's just sitting, chilling, hanging out with the rest of us. With no help and mostly without throwing herself backward. Even last weekend she was still a little wobbly, but now she's so much steadier, sitting by herself for several minutes at a time.
So we are very proud of our little Beanie. I just love seeing her sitting there, smiling at me. Like she's been doing it forever. The view must be so much better than lying on the floor or falling over after being propped up.
It's a much better view for me. And if doing these impressive things means that she's going to keep on growing up, I guess that's OK with me too!
Despite my efforts, these are the best sitting photos so far. More to come!