photos taken in Sedona last Sunday.
at nine months, Scarlett continues to swoon us with her adorable looks, charming smile and happy-go-lucky personality. unlike the one just above her (I won't mention any names here, but it starts with R and ends in oh double-u a en), she absolutely loves to cuddle. in fact, you can always tell who's been snuggling Scarlett by the presence of snot or drool marks on his or her shoulder. and believe me, around these parts that's what we call a good sign! it means she's been held and loved! and then it turns into a competition of sorts, where people are comparing shoulders to see who has the most snot. like, pfft you only have a tiny streak, I have a huge gob! so there!
as far as accomplishments and developments go, she can now pull herself up to standing with the help of certain objects which include, but are not limited to, my leg. in addition to baby food, we have started to introduce a few table foods, mainly anything that she can feed herself; cheerios, cubes of cheese, crackers, peas and corn, etc. she now has six, yes SIX, teeth that are razor sharp. (think "ouch, Charlie.") yeah, if she manages to unleash her pearly whites on you, it really hurts.
at her last well-child check up, her pediatrician detected a slight heart murmur. as a precautionary measure he recommended she have a chest x-ray, followed up by a visit to a pediatric cardiologist. well, she had the chest x-ray a couple weeks ago and and we were much relieved to hear that the results were normal. so this afternoon is the appointment with the cardiologist, so let's hope all goes well and it's just one of those innocent murmurs. I haven't noticed any signs or symptoms that would lead me to believe she has a heart problem, but I'd rather have everything thoroughly checked out just to be safe.
last but not least: I hate to tell you guys this, but I'm seriously suffering from a major case of "blog burn-out." and if I'm feeling that way, surely you guys must be bored to tears with
thanks for your patience and understanding!
have a great rest of the week, peeps! (and now I'm off to snuggle my baby girl!)