Scarlett Grace is 9 months old today! She is about 15 lbs. 13 oz. and 27 inches. She's still in 3-6 month clothes, but we're moving up soon. She has 3 teeth (all on the bottom) and another on the way. She has made huge developmental advancements in the last few weeks, but most are subtle. She grabs toys purposefully and inspects them. She is eating purees twice a day. She is bouncing on her chubby little legs whenever she gets a chance. Her hearing aids seem to have given her a new appreciation of music (which she liked when she was very young), and any musical toys or singing gets her doing a funny bouncy baby dance. She likes to run her fingers through Cosmo's fur and watch our cats skulk around the house. She is constantly "talking" to us with grunts, coos, hums and howls. She smiles all the time (except when she sees a camera!) and enjoys being passed around to different arms for a new perspective.
|Her favorite toy - she hasn't quite figured out how to move, but she LOVES the musical entertainment.|
We have passed a huge milestone for me: Scarlett has more months behind her than surgeries!!! We had almost made it to this point at 6 months, when she had 3 more that week. Her doctors and I have been crossing our fingers that we would make it!It has been 7 months since she was diagnosed with brain cancer. 7 months ago, sitting in a small conference room, a world-renowned doctor, who everyone told us was "the best", told us we may have a few weeks to a few months with her, and explained in detail how our baby would die. Never has there been a more poignant example of the need for a second opinion!