At your 9 month appointment you weighed in at 23.5 lbs and 31.5 inches. You have grown 13lbs and 10 inches since being born. THAT'S CRAZY!!!
Of course, you aren't toddling at all yet. Your move-of-choice is to sit and pivot in a circle with your left hand. It is actually quite comical because you will spot something directly to your right, and move yourself in a circle all the way to the left just to get it.
This month has been a month of subtle firsts. Some of the small things you have accomplished include starting to not only clap, but clapping when we ask if you want to play "Patty Cake". You can also follow a simple command like, "Give Mama the Ball"; but really, only if you feel like it. You discovered how to throw a ball this month and how to manipulate objects to fit into their holes...like putting the balls in the correct holes in your farm toy and blocks in and out of their canister.
You still have a great appetite and you even got to help daddy grill our dinner one night. But recently you have stopped eating as voraciously as you used to. We think it is because you have been teething.
And oh has the teething been stressful for all of us. You have FOUR of your upper front teeth coming in all at the same time! It has been the cause of many, many, many cranky days...enough cranky days to have your mom express how much she wished her happy-go-lucky baby would come back to her soon. You even got a super-bad diaper rash from teething, not to mention you have been up at night because of the pain. But as of right now, three of the four have popped through, so hopefully we will get a respite before others start to rear their ugly heads.
This month, mama finally caved and took you for your first hair cut. It was much needed and she wondered what took her so long to get it taken care of. Of course, that really made you look less like a baby and more like a little boy.
You helped your daddy and mama pick out lots of fun plants at the nursery and had a fun time visiting the goats.
This month, mama bought you your first and only high chair that you will get to use for a long, long time. You HAD been sitting in your Hippo chair, but we knew you would outgrow it and mama was tired of not being able to have you sit in the kitchen with her.
Finally, the month ended on Mother's Day. You sent out a fun picture to your gram, grammy and great grammy. It was hard not to eat the flowers, but you did a great job.