This has been a fun month! He has a strong personality already and is such a fun baby boy.
-he can go from sitting to crawling to sitting quite proficiently, and will jus randomly stop and start crawling I think just to practice the transition!
-he can balance upright on his knees on his own
-he still pulls up on everything to standing, and has become quite adventurous and will let go with both hands, but doesn't quite have the balance yet to stand independently - but he's trying!
-he loves to stand up in his crib! i'll walk into his room after naps or in the morning, and he'll be standing up and waiting for us!
-he can "walk" with support, and enjoys walking! we'll hold on to his hands and he'll walk across the room, but only with support!
-he LOVES opening drawers, doors, and cabinet doors! we really have to watch him closely - he doesn't understand that he can shut the doors on his fingers. he hasn't tried pulling things out of cabinets, yet, he just likes opening and closing the doors
-he will push toys and cars/trucks across the floor with a purpose - it's not just accidently pulling something with him, he knows what he's doing, and likes making the trucks go
-he loves being outside! if he starts getting in the early evening, we'll go sit outside on a blanket in the yard and play, and he's in a better mood instantly. i can't wait to play outside with him all summer!
-on the other hand, he is eating more and better! i finally introduced wheat and some dairy (butter and greek yogurt) - i was hesitant introducing the allergen foods (wheat, dairy, and eggs) and have yet to give him eggs. i am trying to keep him on "real foods" - no processed foods, and it's going well so far! i'm able to make him oatmeal waffles, fruit muffins, etc, plus lots of fresh fruits and veggies
-a while back, i was able to rearrange his "schedule" so he nurses around 5:30, and then we can eat dinner together as a family around 6:15 or 6:30 (as opposed to him nursing at 6:00 and then going to bed, and us eating after he was asleep). he likes sitting in his high chair and eating with us! plus it's fun for me and Paul and a good time to interact with him.
-he's staying up later now too. he's going to bed around 7:00 or 7:30, and then getting up somewhere between 12:30 and 2:30, some nights, only once, some nights, twice (again at 4:30).
-we've started going out to dinner with him more. he really likes being able to watch other people and see new places. and it's nice being able to go out as a family
-still no teeth
-still no real words (although he talks all the time)
-he has a fun, sweet, happy personality, but can also get
I loved celebrating my first Mother's Day with this sweet little boy. He has brought so much joy and love into my heart. I am blessed to be his mama!
Lunch at the Drake House - YUM!
Happy 9 Months, sweet boy!