Although I am fairly positive Jayci was born less than 9 months ago, her birthday and the calendar beg to differ. My little 9-month-old baby is all of a sudden like a different person or something. She just started having this "separation anxiety" or something, and now anytime someone holds her who is not, well, ME, she cries (whines really). It's endearing in that I enjoy being so so loved, (I figure enjoy it while I can) but it's also slightly annoying in that, you know, I also enjoy the breaks which come when other people hold her.
It probably doesn't help with anxieties and separation issues that we just lugged her down to camp, stuck her in a house with, oh, 20 new people and then expected her to sleep her customary 8pm to 8am (um, this didn't happen last night FYI). But I'm hoping it will just take her a few days to warm up to being here, because she is usually VERY social and more comfortable/happier around big groups of people than anywhere else. She takes after her daddy-o in that regard.
Besides separation issues, she also threw her first bona-fide temper tantrum yesterday. We're talking arched back and loud cries of protest because (heaven forbid) I wouldn't let her crawl under a metal bed. I wasn't sure how to handle it, exactly, besides giving her a time-out with strict instructions to think about what she did. Oh I kid.
I love Jayci so much, sometimes it aches a little bit inside. I mean, for serious, she is cute. I love watching her learn new things and try new things and just explore what it means to be alive. She loves pretty much all vegetables and cereal. She loves feeding herself. She constantly pulls herself up to standing, and she does a mean army crawl. She loves the water (at bath-time OR in the pool) She HATES the sand at the beach. She is fairly obsessed with waving, and also clapping her hands in delight, particularly at her own accomplishments (heaven knows where she got THAT from). . .
At her 9 month check-up, Jayci weighed 16 lbs 13 oz and was in the 22% for weight and the 45% for height. And she was healthy as a horse, whatever that means.
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