9 months!

19 Jun


The stats: For clothing, you’re completely in 9-12 month clothes. Anything I buy should be 18 months because you’re growing like a weed! Updated: you are big and healthy! You weigh exactly 10 kilograms, or 22 lbs. That puts you in the 71st percentile for weight. You are 76 cm.29.9 inches long, which is the 91st percentile!! 

Nicknames: bunny (zayets), muffin, Nikitos, mal-chu-gan, krasavits, krasavchik, chi-ki-ti-ta, “cutest baby in the world” (because you are).

Temperament: After you finally cut your fourth tooth this month, you suddenly went back to being the chill, happy baby you’ve been since the beginning. While teething you didn’t like to go to bed or nap–I’m guessing the dull ache of sharp teeth cutting through your gums was simply unbearable during quiet times. During the day you were still pretty chill, though. You are still quiet and observant, especially with new people, but with your family you are a silly silly boy! You have a mischievous grin that appears more and more often. And you are a ham for the camera! I’ve never met a baby that instantly grins whenever a camera comes out!

What You’re Eating:  You love blueberries, eggs, cheese, baby mum mums, your purple star cereal, yogurt treats, and eating mommy’s yogurt. You’re not such a fan of broccoli or carrots. Bananas are tasty when they’re still a little green–when they’re ripe and sweet you won’t eat them (just like your mama!). You are now eating consistently every evening and occasionally in the morning.

Things I Could Do Without:  Teething? That made you a cranky babe. Biting was also a big problem this month–you got 4 teeth between 7 and 9 months and every time a new one appeared you would bite me until you got used to it. I think it was just realizing that that new tooth was there–but owww!! I actually had one pretty raw nipple thanks to tooth #4 😦

Item/Toy I Love The Most: I really enjoy your play table because it keeps you contained and entertained . . . and I like sitting on the floor with you with a book.

Item/Toy You Love The Most: You really love to touch new textures – one day at the store we got a little stuffed octopus which was so fun to touch! Really, toys aren’t as interesting as real things–my shirt, my scarf, dad’s pants. .. strings are your favorite–especially the strings on the hood of my jacket. And the best thing of all? Chewing on these new textures. You were just like a little baby goat for weeks.

Things I’m Loving Most Right Now:  Your wiggles and your giggles!

Things You’re Loving Most Right Now: Exploring! You spent the month at an almost-crawl where you would scoot and wiggle and roll so that you could explore new things. Everything is a new touch, texture, or place to explore!

This has been a big month for you: you cut both your top middle teeth. You began to scoot and lunge and all the pre-crawling activities. You got to spend a whole week with your grandparents, including two 12+ hr days without your mama. You got more cuddles and kisses than you could handle! I love seeing how much your grandparents love you–your grandma keeps saying “he’s such a GOOD boy” about you. You’re a delightful and easy baby and we are so thankful!

You have now been out in the world just about as long as you were inside–it’s just remarkable to look through the months and see how big you’ve gotten (and yet you’re still so small) and how much you’ve learned (and yet there’s so much more to explore!). I am still amazed every day that I’m a mama and I’m amazed and thankful that you are my boy ❤






my favorite picture ever!

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