Now don't get me wrong. She totally gets pissed and over tired and sad and throws shade. But she is funny in that it never last for longer than getting the point across. As soon as someone is there to fix the problem she is happy again or drifting to sleep or forgiving her brother for bopping her on the head. She is so full of forgiveness for all of us. We can all learn a thing or two from her and her willingness to forgive. I do think, though, that Mr. Pants might be in trouble if he keeps this head bopping thing up. Plum is a big strong girl and I have a feeling she won't be putting up with his guff for very much longer. I mean, she is on the cusp of outweighing him. As it stands they are even, but not for long. As chill as she is, I fear she is plotting his comeuppance. And I suspect it will be as matter of fact as she is. See, Pants likes to bop her on the head and run. One of these days her foot is gonna slide out and he is gonna bite it. And then she will forgive him. Because that's who she is.
So at nine months, Ms. Plum is full on pulling up and starting to cruise the furniture. She loves solid foods (except eggs!) but not as much as her milkies. We have entered a very fun stage in the nursing relationship. The one where she starts to contort and do somersaults while still trying to nurse. She's just too busy to sit still even when she is hungry. She's getting a little longer in the middle and has amazing hair. She calls to me throughout the day, "Mamamamamamama!", when she needs me. She squeals and waves her hands wildly whenever there is a dance party going on. Her laugh is killer. She knows the power of a good stare and her eyes light up and twinkle in that second when she sees you coming to pick her up to love on her. She has eight teeth all in different stages of coming in and her cheeks are the. most. kissable. cheeks of any baby ever born. I can not believe all that she has done in these last nine months. Like her brother, she is a light. A bright shining light in my life. I have only been able to hold her for nine months and twenty days, but it feels like I have been holding her forever. It feels like I have known her all of my life.
From her first meal to her first Christmas. This year has been amazing. I can not wait to see what she does in 2012. Whatever it is, it's gonna be great. She can't help it. She's cool like that.