You are already 9 months old! I cannot believe in 3 short months you will be 1 and no longer my baby, but a toddler! It's all going by way too fast for me and I wish I could slow time down just a little bit.
This has been a huge month for you! For starters, you got your 2 front teeth on top and I am pretty sure more teeth are on the way with how you've been acting lately. You're really not a terrible teether for the most part. You can definitely be a bit fussier and your sleep suffers, but overall you're still pretty happy during the day.
You had your first Valentine's Day! Mommy and Daddy got you a few toys and you got us some delicious donuts!
You also had your first trip to the aquarium! You really enjoyed seeing all of the different animals and colorful fish. We will definitely be taking you there a lot as you grow up. We're looking forward to taking you to the zoo this summer.
You are into EVERYTHING and love to make huge messes! If I try to clean up before you're ready, you just take everything back out again! You also love when I build towers out of blocks for you so you can knock them down. You're also "kicking" your toy soccer ball back to me when I roll it to you. You get so excited and proud of yourself when I cheer for you. It's the cutest!
I wish I had a picture of it, but you are waving now! You wave to Mommy, Daddy, Peanut, and random strangers. You don't really understand that it means "hi" or "bye" but it's adorable and we're having fun watching you do it. You are also babbling a ton and making lots of letter sounds. I swear you say "mama" when you're upset!
You are still loving your Kindermusik classes and you are bouncing to the music now and are much more interactive with the toys and instruments. Your teacher said you have a good sense of rhythm and she thinks you will be a good athlete someday because of that. Your Daddy and uncles are very happy to hear that!
You're doing great with solids. You eat mainly stage 3 foods, and we are starting to give you more finger foods to feed yourself. You'd rather feed yourself puffs, but you're starting to explore other foods and are more willing to touch them and feed yourself now. You still don't like green beans, and you're not a huge fan of spinach. You will eat everything else though. You get 3 solid meals a day and we give you some puffs during one or 2 of those meals as well.
The biggest thing you've learned this month is army crawling! You're still having a bit of trouble getting your belly off the floor, but you are booking around army-style just fine and I know it's only a matter of time before you crawl with your belly off the floor. I think it's going to be soon! You are also trying to pull yourself up when you're sitting in your crib or you try to pull up using Mommy. You're such a big boy that I knew you'd take awhile with these milestones, but you're doing such a great job!
Weight: 26 lbs (98th percentile)
Height: 30 1/4 inches (95th percentile)
You are in size 4 diapers
You are in size 12-18 month clothes
You are eating every 4 hours during the day
You are sleeping about 12 hours at night and getting up 2 times per night unless you're sick or teething.
This has been such an amazing and fun month with you! It's been so exciting to watch you hit some big milestones and explore your surroundings. We can't wait to see what this next month will bring!
Mommy and Daddy
(It's getting harder and harder to get decent shots each month)