Saturday, December 14, 2013

Nine Months {Rory}

Rory is nine months old today. He weighs 24.6 pounds and measures about 28 inches long. We go for his official 9-month check-up with Dr. N on Tuesday. I cannot wait to see what his percentages are now….has he stayed true to 99/40 or has his length finally caught up with his weight?

Here’s what I want to remember about this past month:

  • His eating and drinking habits have stayed the same, although his afternoon bottle is the hardest one to get him to drink. He takes about 7 ounces in each bottle and eats two whole stage 2 fruits and two whole stage 2 veggies/meats per day.
  • When he doesn’t want to eat or drink anymore, he clamps his lips shut so tightly that I have no choice but to throw in the towel. And, just like his brother, he hates having his face wiped.
  • I’m still trying to work with him on sippy cup training and mastering his first finger food (puffs), but I haven’t been really good about it. Oops.
  • He is still taking two naps a day (one around 9am and one around 1pm) and is in his bed for the night between 6 and 6:30pm. He is also content to babble to himself for a bit in his crib when he wakes up in the mornings and from naps.
  • He is very much in tune to his schedule. If we deviate from it too much, he lets me know, instantly and definitively, his opinion on the matter. However, unless he’s overtired, he really is a go-with-the-flow kind of kid.
  • He finally started rolling from his front to his back early this month and now he does it all the time. Still scooting himself around and rocking on all fours but not crawling just yet.
  • He brought himself up to a sitting position from his belly, but only once very early this month.
  • He has also started to test out the strength of those chubby legs of his: he can stand up holding onto something (and with close supervision) for short periods of time. He is also still loving to bounce up and down in someone’s lap or in his jumperoo.
  • Still no teeth yet. He is not drooling nearly as much as Riley did when he was cutting teeth, but he is chewing on everything these days.
  • He is fascinated with Jem, my parents’ big orange cat. He grabs fistfuls of his fur, which Jem surprisingly allows.
  • Speaking of grabbing, he also grabs for my face sometimes when I’m rocking him. Add in his sharp little fingernails and it’s not very pleasant for me. He also likes to yank on my hair, too. Good thing I wear my hair up most of the time.
  • He loves the pattern on the curtains in his room. I’ve actually taken to pulling one of the panels into his lap before naps, and he gives me such a sweet smile when I do.
  • He “talks” all the time. And he has actually been saying “ma-ma” a lot lately. Sometimes it really does seem like he’s talking to me, so I’m trying to decide whether or not to count it as his first word.

Nine months old!


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Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a beautiful baby- So lovable,too. Hugs, Grams

Jenna said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG those cheeks. :)

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