At nine months old, Christiana weighs 16 lbs 13 ozs and she's 27 in. tall. She's in the 32 % for weight and 17 % for height. She's actually up on her percentile for weight and when you look at her graph you can see that her weigh growth was slower during the time when she's drinking only soy formula.
We've started solid foods and she definitely has a preference for sweet foods like applesauce and bananas. She's tried peas, yams, carrots, avocados, bananas, applesauce, oatmeal and ground beans, rice puffs, broccoli. She's still getting the hang of eating and will slup stuff off the spoon but if she happens to have her mouth open and I shove a bite in, she pushes it right out with her tongue. She doesn't self feed yet and I am reluctant to try because the thought of having more cereal falling to the floor to be ground underfoot is not appealing. However, I think I may just put her on a sheet on the floor and give her some cereal that way if she gives a wild swat with her arm, her food won't all go flying out of reach.
She's very happy and spunky and loves her sister. She is very vocal and smiles big when we begin to sing "Jesus Love Me." She takes two naps during the day around 9 am and 1 pm. She goes to bed between 6 and 7 pm and sleeps until 7 or 8 am.
She is rolling and sitting well by herself. I will put her on her hands and knees to show her how to crawl but she doesn't go anywhere yet. That's probably a good thing.