Before I get too far ahead of myself I want to document a couple of things. Before our vacation Wes had his 9 month check up and I finally finished his quilt!
9 Month Stats:
Height: 28in. (50th%)
Weight: 18lb 4oz (10-25th%) (in his defense we were eight days ahead of his actual 9 month birthday...I think he could have been solidly in the 25th%- but that's just me!)
Head: 45.5cm (50th%)
He's really coming along...and is exhibiting quite a personality.
He scrunches up his face now when he smiles, it's cute, bordering on angry (and by that I mean my Dad said he looks like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the final scene in Ghostbusters- which, by the way, I'm very impressed that he remembers.)
He screeches...sometimes to play (seen here) but mostly to get more food...the kid LOVES food and has really been enjoying feeding himself...which has now become dangerous, for example...Monday night we went to dinner at Olive You (good eats, but the best part was their brie appetizer- I highly recommend it)...anyway, we ordered an olive starter and had to spit the pits out in our napkin...next thing I know Jeff is asking me if I took his napkin, and me, two napkins in hand wonder, "did I take his napkin?" but then I spot them...2 little olive pits sitting on the corner of the table and I realize that Wes must have grabbed Daddy's napkin...and then I say, "Oh my gosh, he could have totally put one of those pits in his mouth!" (pan over to Wes- see a large green pit dancing around on his tongue- that little rascal!) Looks like we have to keep a better eye on him- yikes!
Oh, and he's been going down for bed like a champ, which is always nice...but I still nurse him at least once between 4 and 7...we'll get there eventually!
And I should probably let you in on a little secret...he started crawling about two weeks into our trip and now it's so much fun watching where he wants to go and seeing him interact with other little kids. We are truly blessed to have so many friends with babies around his age- this is going to be fun people!
(oh geesh, while i was typing this Wes was crawling my direction...but he got side-tracked, and then I saw him chewing...i guess he's better at picking up after himself than i am...he was eating green peas off the floor, from YESTERDAY!)