Nine Months Old
My Appearance: I went to the doctor yesterday for my 9 month check up. I am a growing boy now at 20 pounds 8 ounces, in the 50% and 29.5 inches tall, in the 95%. My hair now is looking very blonde and I am looking very grown up without all that crazy long hair. I am looking more and more lean these days. I am working off my baby fat by moving around and building my muscles. My eyes are still very blue and beautiful, and everyone complements me on them. I have 4 teeth now and bite down hard on anything that I can put in my mouth. My legs are big and round but there are not really any rolls left on them. I am fitting into my 12 month clothes pretty good now. I have a very long torso and so my shirts fit better than my pants.
Milestones: This month I did a ton of new things. It started out when I started standing. One morning Mommy and I were playing and I somehow ended up on my feet. Now I can get up on anything and have recently started just letting go and standing on my own for a few seconds before I realize it and lose my balance. It took me a few weeks before I could get back down on my own; I really had to think of ways to get back to the floor without hurting myself. Once I figured out how to pull up on stuff I learned to walk around while holding onto things. I am also very good at that now. I got my first hair cut this month! Mommy was so sad to see my curls go but Daddy and I got to do it together so I loved it. Mommy says I look like a little boy now and not a baby anymore. Mommy and Daddy are trying to teach me sign language and this month I learned how to sign “light.” That is all that I have caught on to so far but I am sure that I will learn more soon. I can also wave bye-bye now. I don’t do it very often but Daddy waves to me everyday. It took me a long time but I can now sit up all by myself. With all of the crawling and moving that I do I don’t sit for long so I don’t practice it very often.
Daily Routine: My days are filled with playing, eating, and sleeping. I am now eating 3 meals a day and snack on whatever Mommy and Daddy are eating. I will eat almost anything now. During my play time I love to move and explore the entire house. I love to climb up the stairs and look out the window. When Mommy takes me upstairs while she is getting ready I love to play with all the fun stuff in her room, like the mirror and dresser. Kiara and I are becoming good friends. I love to play with her whenever she lets me. Mostly I play with her paws and every time I touch them she moves them away so I keep grabbing them while she keeps pulling them away. I love to stand up and so I will crawl over to some furniture and stand up and walk around while holding on the things. I also find it very funny when I pull down all of the DVD’s on the shelf. I also love to give Mommy kisses and she must love them too because she kisses me back every chance she gets.
Special Events: There was not too much that happened that was out of the ordinary this month. One thing that we did do that was so fun was go to a pumpkin patch. This was really fun and we got to see a ton of cool things like a corn maze, tons of pumpkins, and a few tractors. We also took a ton of pictures.