Monday, March 19, 2012

9 months


This past month as been very interesting.  Drew is such a busy body.  We  also took his longest road trip yet to San Antonio to visit his great grandmother.  I can't believe in only 3 more months we will be celebrating his first birthday.  It's fun to think about but also sad how quickly time has flown by.

What's New:  Drew loves to pull up on anything and walk around our coffee table and ottoman.  We have seen him "bear" crawling more.  He will crawl with straight arms and legs to get somewhere.  He also walks with his walking toy.  He will push it along and laugh.  I'm not saying his walking is perfected while doing this but he gets places!  We love to blow on his belly and make noises.  I like to do this while dressing him for the day or after I have changed his diaper.  Drew has figured out how to do this too and loves to blow on my face or arm.  He loves to give tons of kisses.  I am working on saying "give me a kiss" and he will kiss me.  We are also working on saying "bye bye" and waving.  This happens sometimes but not every time.  He usually does a few minutes after I ask him to.  Jason and Drew are working on give a high five.  Drew does it sometimes and just smiles.  He will get there.  I told him his friend Caleb can do it but Caleb is 2.  Big difference!  He does say dada, mama, and byebye.  Sometimes randomly and sometimes at the appropriate time.  He also says momo and I think that means more when he's eating.  Jason calls Drew Popeye because of his silly noises.  Jason will make a noise like Popeye did and Drew will do it back and laugh.  It's so cute.  He is also trying to stand alone.  He can do it for 1 to seconds and then grabs back on to whatever he was attached to or falls.  This is kind of scary to me because I'm afraid he's going to hurt himself.  I have also noticed that as daring as the kid may seem, he always seems to be careful or check himself before he falls.  I know this won't always be the case but just something I have noticed.

Interests: Everything!  Anything he can get his hands on and put in his mouth.  This isn't always ok, especially when it's grass or dirt.  He loves to crawl around the house and is usually heading towards the dog bowls to play and laughing the entire time.  He loves to pull up everywhere he can.  His favorite things to play with currently are anything from the kitchen, balls, and anything to do with dogs.  He loves Sutton our lab. Thankfully Sutton let's him play on him but I can tell the poor dog gets annoyed at times.  He likes to smash his face against the glass and blow.  We have glass on our entertainment center where he pulls up and smashes his face to it.  I was told one day that he did this at church to the window where he was suppose to be sleeping.  He pulled up and played instead. 

Food:  He has tried a lot of new things this month.  I think we have covered a lot of the fruits and vegetables.  The kid likes more things then we do.  He loves turkey and chicken.  He also enjoys self feeding himself which usually ends up in a big mess. I think he wants to try chocolate and Dr. Pepper but that's not for awhile.  He also has a snack daily which is something small but holds him over until dinner!

Sleep:  Nothing has really changed.  He usually goes to bed around 9 and is waking up at 7:30.  He takes two naps a day that range from 1 to 2.5 hours.  I have noticed if I let him sleep longer then 2.5 hours he doesn't sleep that well the same night. 

Sizes:  He is currently in 6-9 month clothes and size 3 diapers.  He has a few 12 month shorts that he can fit into but they are a little big. 

What I love:  I love his silly little noises.  When he is really having fun they get louder and louder like he is the only person around.  I love how happy he is pretty much all the time unless he's hungry or sleepy.  I love how he can play by himself and just sits and talks to himself while playing.  I love how simple and small things make him so happy and content.  I love how he plays so well with our lab and giggles when he's around him.  I love how he pulls up on the coffee table and hits it laughing and just enjoying life.  I love how we were  chosen to raise such a great child.

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