My baby turned 9 months old on Friday. He was born April 25th at 2:22am. And now I'm sitting here wondering when exactly someone switched out the squalling little baby that could barely lift his own head for this little man that's just raring to go get into everything he can possibly lay his hands on. And why didn't I notice?|
We had our 9 month checkup Friday too...
Oh yes, and he has TWO teeth now. The second one popped through like magic Thursday afternoon while Alex was a Grandma's. Now you don't see it, now you do! Teething wasn't bad at all, but once the second one was through, we had 3 terrible nights. No idea what that was about, but he slept well last night so *knocks on wood* I'm hoping its over.
| ||At Birth||At 9 Months|
|Height||20 inches|| 28 inches (standing)|
|Weight||8lb, 6oz||approx. 24 lbs |
(he had to use the big people scale!)
So, at 9 months old, Alex is crawling everywhere. Pulling himself to standing on everything he can lay his hands on. Cruising when he wants to, though rarely along furniture - he loves his walking toy, or, pushing the small cooler along the kitchen floor.
Still no words, though lots of sounds. He says babababa, dadadada, mamamama, nanana, mum, every combination you can think of. He even ends some syllables with hard "D" or "T" sounds. He loves to shriek when he's happy, especially at the cat (who by the way STILL hasn't figured out how to jump over the baby gate, so often finds himself trapped in the livingroom with this little person that insists on crawling after him and grabbing fistfuls of fur.)
He eats all the Heinz beginner level babyfoods, and seems to like them all. We're going to start him on the non-meat 6 month ones as soon as the beginners are gone from the pantry. I'd rather delay meat, since I've heard that carnivores' diapers are worse than vegetarians. Is that possible? Ew. Anyway, he usually eats one small jar of babyfood a day - half for lunch, the other half for supper, and still gets at least 5, 6 oz bottles of formula a day. He's certainly not lacking in the food department. The kid is built like a brick uh....playhouse. Infact, he's only got one set of clothes left - in about 2 months time we're going to have very little to dress him in. Dang kid won't stop growing!
His head is still a little flat on the back, but its harder now that he's moving around so much for us to keep him sleeping on his side. When I go to get him from his crib (unless he's woken for a bottle in the middle of the night) he's usually sitting up, playing, if not standing and shaking the crib rail.
There's so much more I could say, but instead I'll leave you with some almost-9-month -bluealto