You, my sweet son, turned 9 months old on 9/4/13! You are curious and want to know everything that is going on around you. There are many times that I just want to freeze time, but I love seeing your monthly growth and developments. You are growing up so very fast right before our eyes!
We went to your 9 month doctor appointment—no shots this time, yay! You weighed in at 20lbs, 10oz and 27’’ in length. You are wearing 12-18 month clothes, size 3 diapers and size 5 shoes. You look so grown up in your little boy shoes! When we put your 1st pair of shoes on you, you cried. You didn’t realize you could still move around while you wear them! Now, you don’t mind them. They seem to provide a pretty good base for standing on our hard wood floors.
You are drinking about 25oz of expressed breast milk daily, but have started to take a bottle of formula at night before bedtime. Mommy just can’t keep up with your daily milk needs anymore! You are also getting the hang of drinking out of a sippy cup with a straw. You just love to eat and get so excited when we put you in your high chair and a bib around your neck! You are starting to want more and more “table foods” over eating baby food off a spoon. You have really great coordination when it comes to picking up food off of your tray and making it to your mouth. You still only have 2 teeth, but feel like a few more may be popping through any time now!
What stood out the most from this month are your social skills! I noticed when I took you to a birthday party how interactive you were with the other kids, no matter the age. You are not shy around other children and are just happy to play along! We took you to a local music class called “Music Together” and you were able to follow right along with what the other kids were doing. We think this is a great benefit of being in a daycare setting.
You are still standing, and cruising along any and everything. We are trying to break a bad habit standing in the bath tub! Bath time has been a struggle lately. No steps yet, but you can stand for a little while without holding on to anything. Any day now you are just going to be taking off and asking for the keys to borrow the keys to the car! Makes mommy sad!! You still “babble” a ton and say “da-da” and “ba-ba” mostly. When you’re upset you cry “ma-ma.” You like to shake your head “no” and bob your head to music. You are becoming more and more interactive with us; it’s been such a fun month!
Bradley Xavier, we love you so very, very much. You are such a sweet little boy and a joy to be around. We look forward to seeing you hit all your milestones and grow into your personality. Mommy and Daddy love you to the moon and back!