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happy nine months, baby boy

I literally would be thrilled if you just stayed this age forever…you are so much fun.  Lately, you laugh at anything and everything all the time.  I can give you just the slightest funny look and you will crack up.  When I get you laughing really hard, I look into your eyes and can never believe that you are truly mine.  I’m the luckiest mama in the world!

- from mama’s letter to you

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What you weigh – 14 lbs. 7 oz.

What you eat
  – Still nursing the same amount minus the dream feed.  And you’re still eating solids like a champ!  We still have moments where we wonder if we should cut you off, haha.  You can really put away the food, baby boy.  Some new foods we’ve tried this month are asparagus, prunes, oatmeal, parsnips, leeks and a few others.  You like most things, and will eat at least some of almost anything we give you.  You still really don’t like peas, though.  You are your daddy’s son I supposeJ  We’ve moved up to eating both lunch and dinner now, and we’ll probably add in breakfast sometime soon.  You are so cute when you eat because you get so excited.  You breathe really hard and wave your arms and legs up and down.

How you sleep –You have been a perfect little sleeper this month.  Now that you aren’t having a dream feed anymore, you sleep almost 12 hours at night from about 8:30 ish to 7:30 ish.  You still take three naps, each one being an average of an hour and a half, sometimes shorter sometimes longer.  A week or so ago we had to put you down for the night for the first time unswaddled, and you didn’t skip a beat!  So now we have completely done away with the swaddle, and you seem like such a big boy when you sleep.  We put you down on your tummy as you seem to like it best, but throughout your naps/the night you roll and move all over your crib into all kinds of positions.  CuteJ

What you wear – 3-6 month clothes, some of which are getting a little tight!  You have had a serious growth spurt this month and have gotten noticeably bigger and heavier!  Your feet are also getting bigger, and you can just barely wear a size two.  They’re a little big, but have just enough room for you to grow into them.

Diaper – BumGenius Freetime with one to two rows of snaps left open in the middle.  Your diaper started leaking out the top overnight, and we couldn’t figure out why, so we started putting a hemp insert in at night.  Although, the last couple of nights we didn’t, and you did fine.

Favorite activities –Eating, standing up (with assistance), reaching for things, taking your bath, cuddling with mama or daddy, sitting up, being tickled, reading books, laughing, singing “if you’re happy and you know it”,

Least favorite activities – having your face cleaned and your nose blown.  You despise those two things, but that’s about it!

Big moments in your eighth month of life – first vacation (to Colorado), started eating dairy (plain yogurt), first big snow (in CO), first trip to the mountains, first time to sleep in your own bed all night, quite the dream feed, started sleeping separately from sissy at night, first trip to the zoo

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