Flora is nine months old!
Baby Flo has been so much fun this month. She absolutely loves playing in the evening with Jeremy and her siblings. Jeremy will pick her up and they will run through the house chasing Pearl and Axel. She smiles and laughs the whole time. We also discovered that if we give her an empty bowl, she will pretend to eat food out of it. She really cracks us up with that trick.
She is getting a lot better at walking with assistance and has even taken a couple of steps on her own. It's amazing how motivated Flora is to learn new things. She is saying "dada" now and seems to know what it means along with still saying "mama" all the time.
Flora is consistently going to bed in her crib, but still ends up in our bed at some point every night. Night time has been rough for me this month. Axel has been waking up and yelling for me pretty often. Flora has proven to be a light sleeper and his yelling often wakes her up. I regularly have two kids awake in the middle of the night and have to go back and forth between them until they are asleep. I'm hoping that Axel's waking is a short lived phase. Since Flora's nights have been less restful, she has been napping more. That part of the sleeping arrangement is definitely welcome. I'm glad at least one kid in this house is finally getting in naps for a decent length of time.
I am excited for her to spend more time with family at all of the holiday gatherings this month. She is a charmer with her big grin and sweet laugh, I can't wait to show her off.