I think I can remember you at 9 months!
|See how I got you to lay still for your 9 month pics?|
So, now you can see that not having an ounce of dairy in your diet has improved your skin tremendously! You still have eczema, but it can be controlled with some cream.
You will notice that you can feed yourself a bottle. I love that you are becoming more independent!
You have also gotten very good at feeding yourself your puff cereal. I've tried to get you to eat little bits of green beans or pears, but you do not like chunks of food. I sure hope that you are not going to be a difficult eater like Jordan was! She would gag on anything chunky till she was almost 2. Not kidding.
You are learning to recognize your name.
Did I mention before that you were not ever sleeping through the night? Well, at nine months, you finally can make it from about 7:00 or 7:30 to around 5:00 or 6:00. You may still wake up, but will go back to sleep without needing a bottle. It might have something to do with getting more solid food in your tummy right before bed:)
So, your schedule right now is pretty predictable:
--About 5 am, you get a bottle and then go back to bed.
--8:00, get up and go with us to take Jordan to the bus.
--9:00, you eat baby food, and maybe 2 or 3 oz of milk.
--10:00, you take a short morning nap. Usually around 30 min. to an hour.
--12:00, a six oz. bottle
--1:00, afternoon nap, usually about 2 hours.
--3:00 or 3:30, another 6 oz. bottle
--6:00 or 6:30, more baby food and 2 or 3 oz of milk
Of course this schedule is not set in stone. It can vary depending on the activities going on for the day.
You have added green beans to your diet. You really don't like them, so I mix some applesauce in it for you. Applesauce makes everything better!
You can't stand to have your nose wiped!
You will not stay on your back (or keep your bottom down!) while getting your diaper changed. It's the most difficult thing about you, which isn't really difficult at all if I can distract you with a toy:) One time, you nearly threw yourself off the changing table as you rolled over.
You're finally banned from the swing. The past two times you've been in it, you leaned clear over and were just hanging there. Don't worry, friends. It is a travel swing that is low to the ground. He caught himself with his hands:)
At 8.5 months, you started to scoot forward! Now, you are even getting up on your knees and rocking back and forth. You have not started to do the real "crawl" yet, but it will be soon. You've also thought about pulling yourself up, but that's as far as it gets! You are just not that motivated!
|Oh, I just love those little feet all curled up!|
|But even a bottle doesn't keep you occupied for very long!|
|Maybe a book will keep you from grabbing the sign?|