Monday, March 20, 2023

Months 8 and 9

The last two months have been jam packed and therefore his 8 month post got away from me. So we’re combining these months and I’ll try to get all caught up. 

Weight: 20 lbs 12 oz- he is 70th percentile for weight and we love each chunky little ounce of him. I know as he starts moving now some of those rolls will start to fade and I will be so sad to see them go!
Height: 27.7 inches putting him in the 25th percentile for height.

We didn’t go to the doctor at 8 months so I didn’t have stats to share then. All of his stats are from his 9 month appointment this week. What I do know for sure is that people still comment on how solid our little guy is. He continues to be positively squishy and delightfully adorable! 

What have we been up to? 
Since this post is a bit delayed and we have a lot to catch up on, let me just fill you in on all of the fun we’ve had these last 2 months. 

We celebrated his first Valentine’s Day

Started swim class 
The first couple classes were not his favorite.
But the back float is his favorite and now he’s the star of the class!
Visited the aquarium for the first time 

Got a backyard swing 

Started crawling 
Enjoyed the early warm weather 

Got an ear infection (and visited the ER)
Saw the cousins (and did a terrible job taking pictures but they were all there I promise)

Celebrated St Patrick’s Day (ok this one technically happened the day after he turned 9 months but I’m including it anyway)

Likes: people watching, hanging on a blanket in the backyard, going for walks, bubbles, playing with the dog toys and trying to get his water and food, bath time (still!), seeing his friends from church, the back float at swimming, daddy coming home from work, anything Bo does, puffs and yogurt melts, trying new foods, “talking”, throwing toys on the floor 

Dislikes: having his face cleaned after meals, having his nose wiped ever, being told he can’t have Bo’s food and water, ear infections 

Eating, sleeping and playing: 
Well in the last month we weaned from breastfeeding so that’s been a big change. It’s bittersweet but he’s done great! He has 4 bottles a day and sometimes one overnight too but I’m hoping we can get back to sleeping through the night soon. He takes two naps a day both of which are usually a pretty good length which is nice. He usually is up between 6-6:30 for the day and goes to bed by 7:30. We aim for eating solids 3 times a day too but that doesn’t always happen. Some of his favorite foods right now are peas, mandarin oranges (the kind in the little cups), chicken and pasta. But he really loves his snacks-puffs, yogurt melts and applesauce pouches. Playtime is spent with all the many toys, crawling all around the house and getting outside as much as possible. He loves to hang outside in the yard on a blanket or go for a walk. We put a little swing up in the backyard and while he’s still a little small for it, he does enjoy it! It will be fun when he’s a bit bigger for sure. We also try to get out and about at least once a day, we do the store, swim lessons, bible study, play dates, the library etc.

Best moment this month: We had a great time taking him to the aquarium at the end of February. He seemed to really enjoy getting to see the water, and watching the big exhibits. Plus he loves people watching and there was plenty of that to be had. It’s fun for us getting to do new things with him and see his reaction to everything!

He has officially been here with us as long (well a little longer actually) as he was in my belly. I took this photo as a 9 months in vs 9 months out comparison and it is just wild to me. I, actually closer to 8 months in this photo but it was the closest I had to 9 months. And now there is a little person here, with his own personality who lights up our world every day. Gosh we just love being his parents!