Nine Months

Somehow Paxton is 9 months old! He has now been in the world longer than he was inside of me! {That makes pregnancy seem so long!}

What a joy he is! It seems like every single day he learns something new and it’s so much fun as his parents to teach him and watch him learn and thrive!

This month’s milestones:

*Cruising- He’s quite the little cruiser these days! He also walks quite well when we hold both of his hands. It’s precious watching him “walking”!

*Talking- He babbles all the time! “Dada” is his main word right now but over the past couple of days his vocabulary has really expanded and he’s been babbling all kinds of things!

*Sigining- We’ve been working on the signs “more” and “milk” and he’s finally got those down! I love that we’re beginning to communicate! Now I frequently see him signing “more milk”! This boy loves nursing and eating!

*Growing- He weighed 20 pounds 2 ounces and was 29.5 inches long at his 9 month check up! {For comparison, he was 18 pounds 5 ounces and 28.5 inches at his 6 month checkup.} I honestly was surprised he hadn’t grown more but I suppose he’s slowing down a little! He’s in the 90-95th percentile for height and 25-50th for weight.

*Beginning to eat table foods! We’re starting to share our foods with him from our plates. We typically will give him vegetables and teeny tiny bites of meat. He loves anything we give him from our plates. And he has no issues letting us know when he wants something we’re eating…he’ll grunt at us!

*Still nursing- He nurses about every 3-4 hours during the day still. It is demanding but so worth it to me!

*Wearing almost all 12 month clothes these days! There are a few 9 month items in his dresser but they’re getting small! {This is partially why I was shocked that he only grew 1 inch in 3 months…his clothes indicate more growth!}

*Still have his Bum Genius diapers on the second setting but I think they need to be moved up soon. {This makes me a little sad as well as a little scared…what if he outgrows his diapers before potty training?!}

*One of his favorite things to do these days is pull books off of our bookshelves! His room has his board books only but the bookcase in the living room contains “real” books. I’ve been surprised at how gentle he’s been with them, he’s not ripped a page…yet! I frequently tell him “be nice to the books” when he’s playing with them.

*Loves when his daddy comes home! He shrieks and lights up when daddy walks through the door. It is the most precious thing ever!

*He’s becoming a little helper! He’ll help me with laundry!

*Plays “Peek a Boo”! What fun that is!

*He “growls” which has earned him the nickname Paxasaurus! It’s so cute!

*He is into everything and quite the adventurer! The toilet lids are kept closed and the bathroom doors are closed all the time! We also have to watch him almost every waking minute because he quickly gets into things!

5 Responses to “Nine Months”

  1. Denise says:

    You are doing a great job feeding that boy!! He is just so precious!!

  2. Sarah says:

    Awww. He is getting so big. Time goes by so quickly.

  3. Julie says:

    Check out the book, "Infant Potty Training" by Laurie Boucke. I started using this when my twin were 5 months old because my son had such bad diaper rashes and he would scream every time he wet regardless of whether or not he had ointmen/vaseline etc on (we tried everything). At about 18 months my daughter was completely potty trained and my son soon followed. It wasn't me that was trained, it was them! They would sign when they had to go even when we were out and about. I kept a potty in the car and would potty them in the car (if it wasn't winter). Its not for eveyone, but it worked for us -4 times (we have 4 kids)

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