Thursday, April 26, 2012

9 months

Colt man is growing like a weed! He is really starting to become such a little boy. Sigh... how can that be? He's only 9 months old! But with the passing time, we get into more and more fun stages. He takes in everything his big brother does, and just laughs from deep down in the gut while bouncing up and down on his knees. (Then, he usually gets a huge tackling hug, and starts to cry. Such is life!) He is such a sweet kid, always smiling and giggling, and he gives the best hugs and kisses. He will fling his arms around my neck and just squeeze himself in to me and-awesome sound effects included-kiss away. Oh man, how I love those kisses!

He's been up to a lot this past month:
-He went from 0 to 5 teeth in a little over a week. (Meanwhile, we slept about none that week!)
-Current words are bye bye, dada, and mama, but he's more likely to just babble and laugh than to actually say a word.
-He loves to clap, though he has been clapping for a while. It is fun to watch him watch his hands as he claps!
-Crawling is really just too boring for this guy. He prefers to cruise, and, if you're watching, you may catch him letting go for a second to reach for another object. Of course, if he sees something he wants and needs to get it quickly, crawling is the way to go!
-Sleep is still hit or miss. If we have a great nap day, the night is usually rough. If the naps aren't so great, everyone usually gets a full night of sleep. And sometimes, there is just a perfect storm of sleep during the day and sleep during the night. Those are nice days!
-He gets in to everything. Everything. We thought the house was baby-proofed for Hampton. It was not!
-Weaning has gone no where quickly, as this little guy *needs* his mommy. Jordan has started offering a bottle at night (that he doesn't take) and rocking him to sleep (while he screams bloody murder for about 10-15 minutes). It's hard to hear, but he has to be able to go to sleep without me sometimes.

Height (29 inches), Weight (21 pounds), and Head circumference (no measurement given) were all in the 70-75%. Complete shocker that he is smaller than Hampton was at 9 months!!
9 months old!

Oh, hello Mr. Bear


1 comment:

~Jess said...

He is such a cutie! And Hampton is looking like such a little kid!