Friday, November 6

At Nine Months...


9 months

  • weighs a lot more than he did at birth! We think we must be around 18.5 to 19 pounds but we don't go to the doctor until the end of the month.
  • wears size 6-12 month clothes and size 2/3 diapers (sometimes size 3- they are cheaper).
  • has learned so much this month! It's just incredible how quickly he is picking things up. He may have gotten off to a slow start but we think he's pretty amazing.
  • is a great mimic.
  • can crawl! He started about 2 weeks ago (so 8.5 months). He is very fast and does the typical baby crawl- hands and knees.
  • can pull himself up on most things. He can also get back down. For awhile he could only get up and then he was stuck. One angry night he pulled himself up in his crib, got stuck and fell asleep standing up (disclaimer: we kept going in to put him back down and he'd stand right back up so we finally figured he just needed to learn on his own).
  • plays a game with himself where he drops something, bends over to pick it up and drops it again. It is quite like the "bend and snap" scene from Legally Blonde.
  • waves "ba-ba." He first did this on Tuesday as his godmother was leaving. We were all shocked. We hadn't even been trying to teach him this skill. His wave is very elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist (must be the Texan in him).
  • claps!
  • still has zero teeth. The kid seriously has gums of steel. He has like 5 or 6 teeth that look like they are about to burst through his gums at any minute.
  • plays peek-a-boo. He pulls his blanket up over his head and then yanks it down when you say "where's Ben?"
  • shakes his head "no" when he doesn't want to eat.
  • chooses his books. At bedtime I hold up two books and he picks which he wants to read (it's the little things people).
  • is the sweetest baby ever.

Here are three more pictures from his 9 month shoot on Monday.

9 Months- November '09

9 Months- November '09

9 Months- November '09


From Marriage to Motherhood said...

What darling images of your little guy! Love hit little outfit and the orange under his shoes for a pop of color : )

the neills said...

i just LOVE the contrast of the orange of his shoes with the more neutral colors going on in these pictures...