Anyway, here are some updates on Naomi's developmental milestones at 9 months old plus.
The little adventurer.
Baby Naomi is now learning to walk on her own. A couple weeks ago, we saw her walked her first two steps on one late night. It didn't happen again until the next few days, but recently she's been training her feet to walk one or two small steps independently.
She is able to pull a stand on her own.
She loves cruising around the room very much and can do this very fast like seriously, I can't catch up with her speed.
She's one expert crawler and loves crawling on the floor. Everyday she wants us to put her on the floor so she can enjoy her crawling frenzy moments on the floor for few minutes. If we don't let her play with her fours on the floor, she'd make those "Ung.. Ung.. Ung.." annoying bumble bee noises over and over again.
Her love towards remote control is still going strong and Baby Naomi now can imitate me changing the TV's channels when she's holding the remote control. However, later on she'd put the thing into her mouth and when it happens, I'd have to take the remote control away from her and quickly hide it somewhere.
She loves clapping her hands. When I sing "If You're Happy and You Know It" and clap my hands, she'd imitate me doing the hand clapping too.
Baby Naomi is so obsessed with anything with moving parts that open and close such as knobs, levers, doors and drawers.
Baby Naomi is one temperamental baby (who are her parents?) and can get really angry if she doesn't get what she wants.
My husband taught her how to get off the bed on her own last week so she won't hit her head on the floor. He slowly taught her that she would need to position her body correctly then put her legs down first to get off the bed safely. And most of the times, she can practice this very well now. She fell down from our bed once and since then, she's automatically more careful in moving around when she reaches the bed's edges.
These days, her ugly biting behaviour is back again and she loves biting her parents' hands and arms like a lion eating an antelope or something. When we tried to avoid it, she thinks it's a fun game and keeps on hunting our hands, fingers and arms for her to bite hard and laugh at.
One more thing, she still loves granting broad smiles to everyone she meets. Just now, we had lunch outside and we sat her in the restaurant's high chair. She kept on gazing at an old uncle opposite us until that uncle noticed her and then she smiled at him long enough until the old uncle smiled back and waved at her. Was she confused that old uncle with her Grandpa?
So that's it. Three-quarters of the way through Naomi's first year are officially gone and there's no trace of that tiny bundle of joy I brought home from the hospital some nine months ago. We've got a very mobile little adventurer at home now and soon enough we won't call her baby any more.