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9 Months

Mom: Hello my smiley Mataya! You are 9 months old today!

M(ataya): I can't believe it Mom! It seems like it has taken my whole life to get here.

Mom: Well, it has. But anyway, what are you up to these days?
 M: I like to move. I can pretty much get where ever I want to go (and a few places I don't), by scooting. I wish you didn't have those gates up, though. The stairs are so interesting. I like to clap and I like to dance when you sing.

Mom: What things do you like to eat?

M: I really like fruit, Mum-mums and puffs. Most veggies are okay too.
 Mom: And how do you like to spend the time that you are awake?

M: I love to follow my brother around. But he doesn't like it when I touch his toys. I also really like bath time. And I like to try to crawl in challenging places like the exersaucer. I also like to do some different tricks with my tongue, which makes you and Dad laugh. And I do not like it when someone takes something away from me. That is not very nice!
Mom: And you sure let us know that. I am also glad that you sometimes say "Mama" now.

M: I know you like it, Mom! I love you!

Mom: I love you too, Mataya!

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