Ok, ok...I know she's been 9 months old for about a week now but here's how things are going so far. Since our "8 Month Post" Marley has since started going to a baby sitter 4 days a week. She has really handled it well...better than Momman anyway :) She had a checkup at the doctor a couple of weeks ago and weighed in at a whopping 18 lbs 4 ounces. That's almost 5 pounds since we've gotten her! She is getting to be such a big girl and has an awesome personality. We're not quite crawling yet but we have finally just started to figure out the army crawl and going forward. She mostly gets to where she wants to be by doing these little half-circles. She's also getting to that stage where she only wants to be everywhere she's not supposed to be :) Maaaaan do we have our hands full when she finally figures this crawling thing out! We now have 2 whole toofers and we are in love with "The Office" theme song. We really, really, reeeeeally love the Dell Computers "Lollipop" commercial...to the point that we squack and squeel when it first comes on. As if we needed any more reasons to dislike Wal-Mart, our daughter is now in love with that Darrell guy in their Roll-Back commercials. Damn you Wal-Mart!
She is so, so happy and we are very blessed that we were chosen to raise such a beatiful baby girl. She is truely the light of our lives and we can't imagine life without her.
For all of you adopting parents still going through the process: hang in there. It WILL happen! There WILL come a day when your holding your new little one and you look back on the process and realize that that long, long wait that once took you to the bring of maddness is just a faint memory. It WILL happen! Until next time, here's a couple more silly pics just taken yesterday of our little goofball.