Happy NINE MONTHS Brooker!!!

May 15, 2013

 I know every parent in the history of the planet asks how in the world their children grow up so fast but S.E.R.I.O.U.S.L.Y how is Brooke already 9 months old and looking like a toddler.   

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Remember when she was just a little spiky giving me attitude?

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 -At 8.5 months she started standing up all by herself (using the table to pull herself up).

-She says da da da da da all day long even though I try desperately to teach her to say mama.  

-She claps after she does anything extra cool (she learned that from me because I clap after I do cool stuff too).  

-She is obsessed with other kids.  She could sit and watch them all day long.  

-She completely sleeps through the night now!  It is hard when you live in an apartment building to sleep train your kiddos but my sister helped me out big time when I was staying at her house to get her to sleep through the night.  I feel like a whole new woman.  

-Her crawling is getting crazy fast.

-She would be content living on a swing in a park.  I would be content watching the smile that she gets when she is on a swing in the park all day every day.

-You wouldn’t believe how fast her little legs kick around when there is a dog within 1/4th of a mile of her.  I think that should be a sign to Billy that we need a dog.  

-Her favorite foods include oatmeal,salmon, yogurt, gold fish, cheerios, avocados and apple sauce.

-She likes wires and electronics.  She gets that from Billy. 

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I feel as though she has been in the teething stage for at least 8 months but still no teeth!

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And her favorite little move that means in baby language:  I am really happy and excited about life.  


It is amazing to me how interactive she is now.  I love watching her learn new things.  Just when I think it couldn’t get any better it does.  This little girl of mine is the best.

Beth @ Mangoes and Miles May 15, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Awh this is too cute. Happy 9 months, Brooke! The picture of her and her spiky hair is so adorable!


Amy @ Writing While Running May 15, 2013 at 6:46 pm

She is precious. That video is awesome. Happy nine months to Brooke and 9 months of mommyhood to you!


Jana (Running Vegetarian) May 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm

My son didn’t get his first tooth until about a week before his first birthday! I felt like he was teething forever! Even now at 14 months old he only has two!

He also loves cords. :)


Brooke @ Running In Heels May 15, 2013 at 6:52 pm

She is truly the cutest!! Happy 9 months Brooke!


Heidi Nicole May 15, 2013 at 6:54 pm

She is getting so big and is always so darn happy!
My nephew is almost 9 months – he is obsessed with electronics!

He’ll sit on the floor staring at you or mind his own business but as soon as a camera or cellphone is set on the floor he speed crawls to it! I was sitting on the floor with him across the room. I set my camera down and he came scooting over, then I pulled the camera around my body in circles and he chased it around me about 4 times before he gave up. It was hilarious! Silly kids!


Beth @ Running with the Sunrise May 15, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I’m always shocked, too, at how quickly babies grow up, especially if you don’t see them every day. Sounds like Brooke is picking up new tricks all the time! She looks like such a happy, content baby. I’m sure she’s a joy to be around. Maybe you should get her a new calculator for her 9 month birthday. ;)


lindsay May 15, 2013 at 6:59 pm

she needs to stop growing up so fast! Love her. Love you! happy 9 months


Christina @ The Tiny Runner May 15, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Time is going by so fast ! Brooke looks so cute!!! Happy 9 months!!


Jenn @ Run It My Way May 15, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Awww that little wiggle she does is the cutest thing in the entire world. Brooke is such a beautiful baby!! Haha you make me want one :)


Ari @ The Pace of it All May 15, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Happy 9 months Brooke! She is the cutest baby ever, I am in love with every picture of her. And you must be a great mom, for her to be always so happy! :)


Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama May 15, 2013 at 7:09 pm

The reason every mom says the same thing about her kiddos growing up too fast is because it’s true! Thanks for the sweet post! Keep lovin every second!


Gracie (Complicated Day) May 15, 2013 at 7:16 pm

She is so precious!


dana a. May 15, 2013 at 7:16 pm

you are right, she looks older than 9 months! must be all that hair!

having trouble with my 18 month nephew sleeping through the night, care to share the trick that your sister taught you??? please??!!



Katie May 15, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Happy 9 Months!! She is precious. You’re doing a great job momma!


lena May 15, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Happy 9 months to the happiest baby in the world – Brooke!!!
She’s such a joy!!! ((:


jan May 15, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Her blue eyes are so amazing! What a cutie. Lucky kid and lucky you!


Debbie @ Deb Runs... May 15, 2013 at 7:41 pm

She’s beautiful! I love those blue eyes!


Cathryn May 15, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Wow…as long outside in the world as she was inside you. Happy 9 months, Brooke, it’s a big day! And YAY for sleeping through the night. A magnificent moment!


Stacey May 15, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Love her happy dance!!! Happy 9 months to the cutest little nugget!


Monica L May 15, 2013 at 8:03 pm

She is beautiful and that video is precious! Thanks for sharing that update!


megan d May 15, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Gah. I just love her so much! It is such a fun stage and it only keeps getting better so enjoy every moment!


Katie May 15, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Oh dear. Her big blue eyes!!!! You have one beautiful baby! :) Happy 9 months Brooke!!!



Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 15, 2013 at 8:35 pm

A very happy 9 months to Brooke :) Between the video and the picture of her with spiky hair, I’m not sure I can handle the cuteness…


Jina May 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm

She’s so adorable! Happy nine-month birthday, Brooke!


Sharisse May 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Happy 9 Months, Brooker!!! xoxo


Kristina May 15, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Oh my goodness, how could I forget about that spikey hair!! She is such an angel. Happy 9 months! Only 3 more months til she can enjoy froyo!


Laura @ Live, Run Sparkle May 15, 2013 at 10:05 pm

She seriously does look like a toddler, she is so adorable and I am loving the bows/pigtails you have been doing in her hair. Happy 9 months Brooke! :)


Aimee @Cinnamon Castle May 15, 2013 at 10:42 pm

I can’t believe how much hair she has for a 9 month old! I was bald until I was 2! This may be the fact the I’m Australian so I am a little culturally different, but she likes eating goldfish…?


Mimi May 16, 2013 at 9:15 am

Haha! I’m pretty sure Janae means goldfish crackers….little cheese flavored crackers shaped like a fish that are very popular in the US.


Rachel@curious runner girl May 15, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Love this, so special :)


Losing Lindy May 16, 2013 at 1:29 am

Happy 9 months Brooke!


Lisa @ Live and Be Awesome May 16, 2013 at 3:33 am

You’re a lucky lady to have such a wonderful family. :) Happy 9 months!


Amy May 16, 2013 at 4:06 am

So stinkin’ cute! Love that little sweetie!


Anne May 16, 2013 at 4:41 am

Happy nine months Brooke!!!
I swear the pictures that you post if her are cuter and cuter every day!
I’m pretty sure Brooke and I have all of the same favorite foods :)


Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More May 16, 2013 at 4:43 am

Adorable! I love her little leg roll wrinkles!


Laura May 16, 2013 at 4:53 am

Happy 9 months, Jacobs family! Any sleep training tips you would like to share would be greatly appreciated. My 6 month old is a great napper, but doesn’t love to sleep at night.


Kari @ Running Ricig May 16, 2013 at 5:02 am

Brooke definitely needs a dog. I mean, I grew up without one until I was 9 and I definitely feel like I was deprived. That’s why I made it a contingent of getting married. I told Mike I wouldn’t marry him unless I could get a dog ASAP.


Angie May 16, 2013 at 5:05 am

My little guy is about 8 months old and seems to be teething forever too but no teeth. You can see and feel one about to come through but still nothing :(.


Shari May 16, 2013 at 5:09 am

She is just so adorable. Happy Nine Months to her! :)


Colleen May 16, 2013 at 5:25 am

Adorable!! I’ve really enjoyed watching her grow thru your blog. Amazing! She makes me so excited for our Baby B!


Allison May 16, 2013 at 6:00 am

You make me so excited to (hopefully) have a daughter one day. She is beyond beautiful and seems like a wonderful little lady to spend all day, every day with :)


Erin @ The Grass Skirt May 16, 2013 at 6:02 am

Happy 9 months, Brooke! It really does feel like it flew by. She just keeps on getting cuter though. :)

The Grass Skirt


Lauren May 16, 2013 at 6:11 am

Happy 9 months!!! Yay for sleeping through the night! My 6 month old is not even close and we are losing our minds because of it!!!


Koryn @ High Heels & Healthy Alternatives May 16, 2013 at 6:18 am

Brooke is too darn cute. Happy 9 Months!!!


Elizabeth @ Positive Change May 16, 2013 at 6:23 am

Happy 9 months!! She is so cute!!


Kristina May 16, 2013 at 6:35 am

I’m seconding the requests for your sister night sleeping tips. I’m in the middle of a major sleep regression with my 7 .5 mo old.


Megan May 16, 2013 at 6:36 am

Happy 9 months!!


Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom May 16, 2013 at 6:49 am

Happy 9 months, Brooke! I love how in love with her you are :D


Rocio May 16, 2013 at 7:40 am

aww really cute post :) I am such a weirdo obsessed with your blog. It just makes me happy and I feel like I know you. I seem like a creeper lol


Lauren May 16, 2013 at 7:42 am

Brooke has very good taste in food! Lol. Happy 9 months to Brooke and her little palm tree pig tails! You should tape record yourself saying “Mama” and play it while she sleeps to enhance her vocabulary ;-)


misszippy May 16, 2013 at 7:58 am

Just the cutest. It is actually really sobering how fast it goes. It hit me the other day that my son will only be with us for another six years…I can’t stand it!


Steph F. May 16, 2013 at 8:03 am

She is adorable, and yes, it really does fly by!! My girls just turned 9 and 7 in April, and I still remember my little one doing that same bouncy move that Brooke is doing in your video clip like it was yesterday. Every age and stage is amazing, but man, what I wouldn’t give to step back in time for a day or two and hang out with my girls at 9 mo. old again :) Enjoy every second!!


Blaire @ Just Been Running May 16, 2013 at 8:41 am

She is just perfect Janae!


Kat May 16, 2013 at 9:31 am

Sleep tips from the sister!! Yes please!

Her baby blue eyes melt a person. She is getting so big!


Deanna May 16, 2013 at 10:18 am

Brooke is adorable! If she loves dogs, I can’t wait till she meets Ernie, Webb’s dog! Ernie is great with little ones :) Looking forward to meeting you too!


The Hungry Runner Girl May 16, 2013 at 10:33 am

When can we get together?!?


Deanna May 16, 2013 at 11:10 am

Soon!!! I’ll have to get Webb on that!


Leigha May 16, 2013 at 10:57 am

Aww I feel like we get to watch Brooker grow up! I don’t like kids at all, but I think she is the cutest thing ever. 9 months went by sooo crazy fast!


Wanda Moncrief May 16, 2013 at 11:38 am

It’s true that late teeth will mean healthy good teeth!!!
Both of mine got them late – they lost them late too. Hasn’t been a problem until my 13 year old is not happy that she’s just now got braces when her friends are getting theirs off LOL.


Holly May 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Please send your sister to Florida to help me with sleep training. I promise to pay her in candy :D
Happy NINE MONTHS Beautiful Brooke!! XO


Ashlee@HisnHers May 16, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Oh my goodness. She is the CUTEST thing ever!


Rori May 17, 2013 at 2:37 pm

She is precious, and time flies! I would love to hear how you sleep trained as well. And, I know every baby is different, but I would love to hear how you travel with her if you don’t mind….when how she naps, how she sleeps at night, etc. I’ve got our first trip with my first baby coming up and am so nervous!


LC May 17, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Happy 9 months! Enjoy this while you can. Brooke is such a doll, you and Billy make the cutest babies. Please make more! No hurry of course :-P


Becky @The Dirt Road Runner May 18, 2013 at 8:07 am

9 months! So exciting. It only gets more and more fun! God is so good :)


Molly May 31, 2013 at 11:56 am

I need those sleep tips!!


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