Better late than never! Kid, you are 9 MONTHS OLD! How are you growing so fast?!
It’s been a pretty busy month! And you have been a busy boy growing and learning all sorts of new things!
You started crawling shortly after turning 8 months old, although Mommy calls it your “army crawl” because you don’t actually get up on your hands and knees. I’ve seen you take a few strides on your hands and knees, but for the most part you are content scooting along on your belly, and you can get around FAST!
You’ve been constantly pulling up on anything you can find and you started cruising really well just a week or so ago. Now its ALL you want to do! We have to keep a close eye these days because sometimes you try to pull up on something you shouldn’t (like a TV tray) and you wipe out. You’ve had a couple of bumps and bruises already.
You had a play date with Baby B this last month, you went to Baby G’s birthday party, and you went to the State Fair with mommy and daddy! You loved seeing the animals in the petting zoo, but other than that you were pretty unimpressed and really tuckered out by the time we left!
What are your stats and what does the doctor say?
We go to the doc in a week and a half, but I’m guessing you are about 22lbs and maybe 29ish inches.
What are you eating?
Anything we’ll let you put in your mouth! You’re still on Enfamil Infant formula and you have every flavor of baby food under the sun! You love food! Gerber Puffs are a big hit with you as well! You got to have spaghetti for the first time this month, and you had a pretty good time! I’m not sure much made it in your mouth, but you had fun anyway.
We went to eat at Cracker Barrel with your Nana this month, too, and you had mashed potatoes, green beans, and some mushed up carrots. You loved it and were a very good boy in the restaurant! Everyone stopped at our table to talk to you, and I’m pretty sure one old lady was going to take you home if I turned my back long enough!
When do you eat and sleep?
You have a bottle every 4 hours during the day. You get oatmeal when you wake up in the morning (usually between 6:30-7:30) and baby food at lunchtime and sometimes dinner time. Sometimes you get a little off our plates at dinner. You have puffs for a snack through out the day. You have two naps throughtout the day, go to bed at around 8:00, and usually get up between 1:30 and 3:30 for a small bottle (not sure how to kick this middle of the night bottle yet). The last couple nights you’ve gotten up several times but I think it’s because you are cutting your top two teeth right now!
What do you routines look like?
Pretty much the same! Eat, Play, Sleep! You wake up at 6:30-7:30, have breakfast and a bottle, then we play play play! You nap usually around 9:30-10, usually for an hour to two hours. When you wake up it’s lunch time, then you play play play some more. Then you go down for your afternoon nap around 2ish, sleep for an hour to two hours. When you wake it’s time for a bottle, play play play until dinner time, then play more. At 7:30 you get a bath, then daddy reads you a bedtime story, then you get your bedtime bottle and mommy puts you bed for night around 8:00pm.
What size clothes and diapers are you wearing?
9 month clothes. Some 6-9 stuff still fits, and you even have a 3-6 shirt that fits well. Usually you can wear smaller tshirts. 12 month stuff is a little big, but not unwearable, especially pants! You are still in size 3 diapers.
What are some things you love?
You love to stand up and cruise on the furniture! You love getting into whatever you can get your hands on now that you are mobile. You LOVE music and you dance whenever it comes on! It is the cutest thing!!! I have no idea where you learned it, you just started grooving one day when daddy played a song on his phone and since then you dance and giggle to any song you hear!
What are some things you don’t love?
You don’t like not getting your way…especially now that mommy has to pull you away from things, like the bookshelf so you don’t pull it over on top of yourself. You don’t like for mommy to leave the room. You don’t like strange people to hold you, especially when mommy is right there. You have a little bit of “Stranger Danger” going on and it’s take a while to warm up to new people.
What are some things you can do?
You can pull up and cruise, you can crawl, you can dance to music. You can give the sweetest baby kisses now! Mommy love it when you’re feeling extra sweet and giving away kisses!
What are we looking forward to in the next month?
Your first Halloween, your 9 month checkup, going to the Pumpkin Patch, our annual Fall Fiesta (a family dinner where we have Mexican food…we do it in October to fill in the gap between Labor Day dinner and Thanksgiving Dinner…my family likes to have big dinners!). It’s going to be very busy these next few months…and mommy has a birthday party to start planning! Eeeek!