Thursday, August 22, 2013

9 Months Old!

Wow time is flying-- I know I say that all the time but holy COW it really seems to be going even faster since Jackson hit 6 months.  And now here we are-- at 9 months.  He's been with us as long (well actually longer now) than he was in my belly!  He's also only THREE months away from turning a year old *sniff*.  Anyway, here's all about my little love bug at 9 months...

Weight/Length: 20lbs 12oz, 28 inches
Clothing Size: 12 months
Diaper Size:  Size 3
Feeding: Breastfeeding- still going great, nurses about 6 times in a 24hr period (those are good 5-10min sessions) and then occasionally he'll nurse a bit more here & there (more like snacks/comfort nursing, just a couple min)  He usually nurses when he wakes up in the morning, before his naps, once in the evening if he only takes 2 naps, and then before bed, and then 1 or 2 times at night.
Solids- usually eats 3 meals a day. He has mastered self-feeding so we are giving him lots more table food now. Usually I'll just cut up some pieces of whatever we are having.  He also gets purées still too depending on what is most convenient.
Milestones: Babbling TONS.  Says "mama" and "dada" (though I'm not sure he actually MEANS us), also says what we think is "Duke" (our dog-- it comes out more like "dut" though) lol.  He really wants to crawl but just hasn't figured it out yet.  He tries to scoot on his belly and gets mad cause he can't really get where he wants to go.  He "dances", bounces, and rocks while sitting.  He can stand if we help him.  One of the adorable things he has started doing lately is "sharing" his binky lol- he tries to put it in our mouths.  As of turning 9 mo he still doesn't have any teeth HOWEVER I can now feel/see one coming in!!!  I noticed the last couple days he was sleeping really restlessly at night, and sometimes during his naps too (which is unusual he normally is a great napper) and low and behold he finally has a tooth coming in!  It hasn't broke through yet but I look for it to very soon!
Sleep: Pretty good, we still parttime cosleep and I honestly don't see it changing anytime soon.  It works for us now.  We may try again to get him to sleep in his crib all night when he turns a year old but for now this setup works (albeit its a bit crowded).  Anyway he goes to bed around 8, sleeps till between 11-1, wakes up, nurses back to sleep in our bed where he stays the rest of the night.  Sometimes he will wake around 4 to nurse again (and goes right back to sleep) and a time or two he has slept straight through till when he's ready to be up for the day which is unfortunately lol, between 6:30 and 7. (I have no idea where he got his earlybird-ness cause I certainly am NOT)  Then he usually takes two 1 to 2 hour naps around 10am and 2pm.  Some days he will also take a third catnap around 5pm (but that's starting to fade out I think).
Likes/Dislikes:  He still likes pets/animals (especially our dogs), strings (like shoelaces or the straps on his high chair) and our iPhones. He also still likes the jumperoo. He loves to swing at the park and is a big fan of the water!  Dislikes include having something cool taken away from him and being alone.  Also something I haven't mentioned-- he doesn't like loud/sudden/strange noises and will get scared.

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