Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Almost 9 Months!

Since we're moving on Aug. 5, we'll be on the road during George's 9-month milestone on Aug. 6. We went today for his 9-month well baby visit. He didn't get any shots, but he did have to have his blood drawn from his little arm (see bandage in photo below). It was no fun for either of us.

He is progressing well and the doctor gave us the green light to give him table foods. He now weighs 21 lbs and is in the 58th percentile for weight. He is in the 68th percentile for height and 67th for head circumference. He is still wearing size 3 diapers and 6-9 month clothes. He is still in his infant carrier, but we'll have to get a big boy car seat soon since the weight limit is 22 lbs for his current carrier!

He is teething again... when will it ever end? The two teeth on either side of his top front teeth are trying to break through. We've been battling fever, crankiness, and sleep deprivation for their sake. Thank goodness for baby tylenol! It's the only thing that brings him relief.

I'm still breastfeeding him about 4x per day. He's tried all kinds of foods, but his favorites are blueberry yo baby yogurt, sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, bananas, and anything with cinnamon. We gave him some pasta from our plates tonight for supper and he enjoyed that too. It's hard to believe that he will soon be outgrowing baby food. He drinks water and apple juice from a sippy cup and feeds himself with finger foods.

He only recently starting squealing and squeaking. He still says "baa-baa", "ma-ma", "da-da", "ya-ya", and "ga-ga". We're working with him on associating mama and dada with us.

He is crawling and climbing everywhere! He is an expert at finding the one thing in our house that isn't baby-proofed. He's recently starting "cruising" where he takes steps while holding on to furniture.

His hair is getting a little thicker and darker. It is starting to fall over his ears a little so a little trim may be in his future! His eye color is green-brownish/hazel, just like daddy! :)

He loves to throw the ball and throw just about anything. He often crawls around the house with a toy in his mouth--so funny! His favorite game is peek-a-boo. He is truly sweet natured and gives us the sweetest smiles and kisses.

Where has the time gone? I don't know what happened to my baby! We are blessed beyond belief.

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