In nine months, a lot can change.
You can find out you are pregnant at approximately 5:00 am, right before leaving for Colorado to meet your new niece
tell your parents and all four of your siblings before you board the plane
proceed to eat almost nothing but Fruity Pebbles and oranges
and wait an extra week after your due date to meet the sweetest, most wonderous being ever created.
And then, in the next nine months, even more can change.
Your family can grow.
Your heart can grow.
You can welcome home your sweet baby girl.
She can bask in the sun.
She can sleep a lot. And you can never get tired of watching her sleep.
She can learn to smile (and melt your heart).
She can learn to hold her head up.
She can go from this...
to this... in just a few short months.
She can eat her first rice cereal and make this kind of face:
and then make this kind of face when eating peas.
Then, she can learn to feed herself.
And, now she eats everything in sight.
(including pickles, cranberries, grapefruit, and anything else that is edible)
She can learn to sit up and explore her world.
She can get on all fours and try to crawl.
And, she can even stand on her own. (Although, Mommy is right behind her, ready to catch!)
A lot can change in nine months!
Happy Nine-Month birthday Karis Ann!