March 12, 2009

Brian - 9 months

Brian is now 9 months old. He's a funny, curious, active little guy. He's got a month of crawling under his belt, and he uses it liberally to explore every corner he can reach. If you're interested in his stats, here they are:
  • 20lbs 5.8oz - 50th percentile (up from the 15th at 6 months!)
  • about 30" - 75th percentile
  • his head is still huge, almost 19" - 95th percentile

Hm, what are other things people like to know about babies?

Sleeping: Brian gets up to eat somewhere between 5 and 5:30am. Sometimes he'll go back to sleep for a little while, but I've decided to get him to stay up until an 8 0'clock morning nap. He takes an early afternoon and late afternoon nap. Bedtime is around 7 or 7:30pm. He can't sleep well if he hasn't had 3 naps. The cycle begins again around 5 the next day. Needless to say, I'm still having an afternoon cup of coffee.

Eating: As you may have noted from his weight gain, little buddy likes to eat! For breakfast he has 1/2 a banana (cut up to feed himself), infant cereal, and yogurt. He's eating cereal, a protein, a fruit, and a veggie at lunch and dinner. He's not too into beans, but I'm hopeful if I offer them again when he can pick them up, he'll get into them. Other than that, he eats most anything and is getting better at picking things up: pears, canned peaches, green beans, peas, baby snacks, etc. He also enjoys an arrowroot cookie or 2 if we're trying to keep him busy while we eat.

Playing: He loves his sister: crawling around after her, bathing with her, staring at her, watching her antics. He's chewing on things a lot, as some new teeth are working their way in. He loves mirrors and things with wheels (he turns them over and spins the wheels intently.) He can pull himself up on his knees and will do this to play with the learning table and get at people on the couch. Recently his clapping has gotten quite deliberate and good. He also loves non-toys, as mentioned in an earlier post. And he's developed a new, very loud cackling laugh. I think he's going to enjoy making noise!

This round of teething has brought on lots of tongue chewing:

This is his new scrunchy face:

1 comment:

  1. I know I saw Brian like less than 2 weeks ago, and he already looks way older in these pictures! The hair seems way blond all of a sudden too. I love that scrunched-up face!