Okay I'm not the only one who thinks 9 months sounds really old, right?
At 9 months old:
Length: 29.5 inches long
Head Circumference: 50cm
You have grown so much this month! You pretty much don't fit into any of your clothes and I need to do some serious shopping. Remember when I was pregnant and tried to buy bigger sizes? Yeah, well you outgrew those somewhere around 4 months old. It is crazy that I'm buying you 24 month pajamas and tops. As for pants, you pretty much wear stretchy pants all the time because that is all that your chubby little belly and legs fit in. Sorry bud!
Meal time is still your top priority. You nurse around the clock and I'm so proud of it. When you were born I kept setting small goals to hit like, breastfeeding until 3 months and then six months. And once you started solid foods at 6 months old I didn't really know what would happen. But it is still your favorite thing to do and I love it just as much. During the day you nurse about every 3 hours and lately you've been nursing more at night. I definitely see breastfeeding going well past 1 year. I'd like to go until you are 2 years old but we will see what you choose. You also love drinking water out of a sippy cup and eating chunks of food now. You love strawberries, cheddar cheese, chicken & sweet potato chunks.
You are nursing and Pais is snuggling you :o)
Nap time has finally been happening! For the first 8.75 months of your life I held you for every single nap time (or snuggled in bed). But last week I decided it was time for you to test out your crib. I really, really didn't want to let you cry it out. But we did it with Paisley and she survived. But she also never cried longer than a minute or two. The first time you cried for eight minutes and I went in half way through to pat your back and you slept for 30 minutes on your own! The second day you cried for maybe two minutes and slept for 45 minutes. And the third day you cried for under a minute and slept for TWO WHOLE HOURS! Oh man, the house was clean that day! Since then, you've had a bit of a cold and haven't been napping as long but you're still falling asleep on your own. At night you are still sleeping glued to my side :o)
YOU ARE SO CLOSE TO CRAWLING (forward)! You can get up on all fours and rock. And you can crawl backwards on your hands and knees. We just need you to figure out how to get forward. You get so irritated that you can't go! You are really good at scooting and rolling around though. And you can pivot in a circle like a pro. You are also trying to pull yourself up. You can usually get to your knees if you are already sitting but not from your belly yet. My guess is in the next month you'll be mobile and MUCH happier! You also just figured out how to sit back up on your own from being on your tummy.
9 month fun facts!
- You are getting lots of light brown hair and still have two cowlicks. One is bigger than the other. Sometimes your hair looks red in the sunlight.
- You say "ma-mom" whenever you want to nurse and pat me.
- Mangoes & butternut squash are your favorites.
- You finally like the car and always fall asleep.
- Chewing on your dad's hat makes you super happy.
- You LOVE bath time and try to eat the water. You are so cute when you stick your tongue out!
- You crack up hysterically at Paisley in the car. She can getting you laughing so hard!
Everyone keeps asking me how Dean is feeling lately and the answer is GREAT! He is still on Keppra two times a day, morning and night, and is doing really well with no side effects. He just had an ultrasound of his head last month and it read the same as his MRI, no improvements but no bad news. We go in for monthly head measurements with his pediatrician to make sure his head isn't growing above the curve more than it was, and we meet with his neurologist in May.