Monday, August 27, 2012

Quinn is nine months old

Dear Quinn,

My sweet baby boy, you are just getting sweeter by the minute! Your little personality just keeps developing and everyone has nothing but good things to say about you. Your teachers at daycare constantly tell me how happy you are and that you never cry. Let's keep it this way, shall we?

You are turning into a little eating machine. I'm not even sure I can name all of the foods you've tried. You almost always make a face when given something new. Your daddy and I can help but laugh at your sour puss. It is too funny. You eat solids three times a day and on the weekends you sneak in some snacks off mama and daddy's plates as well. 

You have mastered putting puffs and cheerios into your mouth yourself, although you can still become easily distracted. If I don't watch you, you'll take a fistful of food and just crunch it up in your hands. You love nilla wafers but also love to shove the entire cookie in your mouth!

You had your nine month check up with the doctor. Your new pediatrician is very happy with how healthy you are! You are 27.5" long (17th percentile), weigh 16lb 13oz (3rd percentile), and have a head circumference of 18.5" (87th percentile). Even though you are in a low percentile for weight you don't seem too skinny to us!

So far you seem to be following along with clothing sizes that match your age. You are wearing 9 month clothes and some 12 month clothes (only because we don't have a lot of 9 month clothes). You are still on the middle snaps for your diapers with two rows showing around your waist.

One big development is a new bed time! You now go to bed at 7:15 or 7:30 and sleep until 6:30-7 in the morning. That's almost 12 hours! You hardly ever sleep for more than 45 minutes at daycare (can't miss a thing!) but you still nap for 2-3 hours after your noon feeding on the weekends.

You have made some progress in the crawling department. You will get up on your knees and rock back and forth. You even manage to somehow push yourself backwards. I can tell you are starting to get frustrated that you haven't quite figured it out just yet. Hopefully this will encourage you to keep trying!

We have introduced you to some new toys. You love banging your building blocks together and making as much noise as possible. Toys that play music seem to hold your interest the longest. Memere has the best music toy at her house. It has so many buttons and sounds that you just love to bang over and over!

You are definitely a little boy. You love to be tossed in the air and bounced around. When you dance with mama you like to be dipped. I have to be careful to pay attention because you will throw your head back trying to get me to dip you again ha! When I pop you back up you giggle and laugh and then throw your head back for more.

We love you to the moon and back sweet boy.


1 comment:

  1. You are on the verge of such a fun stage! He is absolutely adorable! Happy 9 months :)