Mary Kate turned 9mo on her Daddy's 30th Birthday. She weighed in at the doctor's office at 18 lbs 8 oz and 27 inches tall. She ranks 50% across the board for her age. As the picture shows, she has really found her tongue in the past week and always has it sticking out. She is still a very happy baby as long as you don't try to feed her. She now waves her arms in the arm if she sees you with a spoon. This makes it almost impossible to get a loaded spoon to her mouth. She loves being independent and feeding herself with her fingers. She is also continuing to babble all the time. She is very loud and can cause some serious looks from others as she "talks" in public. She knows that "DaDa" is Jay and she babbles it alot. The word changes a little though and has more excitement in it when she sees him. I have gotten her to say "Mama" on one occasion and I got it on tape, but it hasn't come out again. I think I am going to have two very vocal children in my house! That's okay . . .as Max says all the time "We love you Mary Kate!"