Thursday, August 5, 2010

9 Months Old

Yes, 9 months old. We can hardly believe it. He is becoming a little man. He had his 9 month baby checkup yesterday. His head circumference remains at the 25%. Length is now 60% (woohoo) at 28.5 inches long. And his weight has dropped to the low end at 20% or 18 lb, 6 oz. But, the pediatrician was not worried. Because he is above average for his motor skills, she thinks he is just more active at an earlier age so he's losing his so-called baby fat to burn off sooner. His milestones in chronological order...

-- inchworm crawling at 7.5 months (drug himself on his belly everywhere)
-- pulling up on furniture just 3 days after inchworm crawling
-- opening cupboards and drawers at 7.5 months
-- clapping at 8 months
-- actual crawling at 8.5 months
-- pulling himself into the bathtub head first at 8.5 months
-- walks with push toys on his own
-- says woh woh when he is mad something got taken away
-- going up a whole flight of stairs at 8.5 months
-- waves buh-bye a week ago
-- now says no no instead of woh woh
-- standing on his own 5 days ago at almost 9 months

Ethan is a high energy child who knows no such thing as sitting still unless he is sleeping. Cars are so bad, they are worth screaming in while in them. The new backpack carrier is awesome. Toys continue to get louder and more exciting. People say that he gets all that energy from me. I don't know what they are talking about because I can't wait to crawl into bed every night.

He now gets to eat almost whatever table food he wants, excluding the high allergen foods. He loves that food over baby food any day. In fact, he ate mac and cheese, 3/4 of a hot dog, and a half an avocado for lunch. For any ideas on how to put a little extra weight on our kid, please don't hesitate to contact us.

We love out little E-Man , a.k.a Etan (at the babysitter's), a.k.a Efan (cousin Sadie).

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