You’re movin’ and groovin’ baby! This month you finally started crawling. You’ve gotten very brave and have started exploring behind couches, the fire-place, and the kitchen. Along with crawling, you have mastered pulling up to your knees. I can tell you want to stand up on your feet. Maybe next month?
We’re battling eczema (still). There have been a few nights it’s kept you up. I can only imagine how uncomfortable it is when it flares up on your face. I took you to the pediatrician for a bad flare up last week and she suggested possibly getting allergy tested to see if it’s something we can eliminate. Unfortunately, it’s something she’d rather wait to do when you’re a year old.
You’ve been to the dentist, twice. You’ll be getting a lip and tongue tie revision at the end of February. I really hope it stops the copious amounts of drool constantly coming out of your mouth. I think if the drooling stops then the eczema will clear up.
We had several days of sleeping through the night (7pm-6am or 6pm-5am). Now that I know you can, I don’t jump every time you wake up. In fact, I think I’ve started sleeping through some of your wakeful periods. I try to give you 10-15 minutes before I go to you, but it depends on who demanding your cries are. I’m always afraid you’re going to wake your brother up and I’ll have to try to put two of you back to bed by myself.
You’re still taking 2-3 naps a day. They range from 45-90 minutes long. Sometimes your afternoon nap overlaps with your brother’s, which I love.
Peek-a-boo is your favorite game and will start playing it if we say “peek-a-boo” to you when you’re holding a blanket or toy. You got the hang of clapping and will do that on command.
I swear you can say “hi” or “hey” when you see us. You make a “Guh” sound when you see your brother. You seem to be more “talkative” than your brother was at this age.
You love trying to play with G’s toys, which he hates. He’s quick to take anything and everything out of your hands and into his. So far you’re a good sport about it, but I know the day will come when you try to take it back.
One of the things you discovered this week has been G’s tent. You will actually crawl up to it and stop to look at G, silently asking him to open the tent doors so you can go in (you haven’t figured out how to crawl under the opening of the tent flaps when they’re zipped).
Daddy and G are still the two people who know how to make you laugh the most. You also get a kick out of me snorting like a pig.
Solid foods are going great! You will devour just about anything we put in front of you. You make it clear when you want more food on your tray. You’ve even gotten upset when you’ve seen us dispose of G’s unfinished meals. Chicken is a current favorite, along with the sippy cup of water you get with meals. I introduced cheese last week. I’m hesitant to make that a staple due to the fact you still have bouts of constipation, though it definitely broadens the menu for you now. I’m still doing my best to avoid grains, because they seem to stop you up the most. I also learned that you’ll be more than happy being fed pureed prunes, but only if they are room temperature.
Your 9 month stats:
Clothes: 12-18 months
Likes: Peppa Pig (especially the “Wiggly Worm” song), the pretty ladies on Food Network, cuddles, being included, food, chewing on books
Dislikes: being alone, being cold, seeing food go to waste
You continue to amaze us every day and I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ll learn how to do in the next month!