Saturday, February 6, 2016

9 months

Measurements: 23 lbs 11 oz, 29.75 inches...big boy!  Weston is in the 96th percentile for both height and weight and 4 lbs heavier and 2 inches longer than his big brother was at this age.  It still amazes me just how different my two children are! He is still wearing 18 month clothes for the most part but he can squeeze into some 12 month stuff and also can wear some 24 month things (shirts and pjs mostly).  He wears a size 5 diaper.

Eats: Weston loves solids but doesn't care too much about nursing anymore.  He nurses well at night and naptime but any other time of the days it's a bit of a struggle to get him still long enough to want to nurse.  I think he will wean easily around a year unlike Hudson who nursed until he was 20 months.  Weston is eating anything and everything!  He loves to feed himself so we are doing lots of things he can pick up- fruits/veggies, scrambled eggs, pancakes, beans, avocado, etc.  Still haven't found anything he won't eat!

Sleeps: We are doing 2 naps a day- mid morning and late afternoon.  He's pretty consistent with this and is a good napper.  Most nights he sleeps through the night or has one early morning waking (between 4-5am).  But, overall he's a good sleeper!

Milestones: The major milestone this month is that Weston is crawling! It's sort of an army crawl most of the time but he is able to get up on his knees and crawl if he's really motived ;)  He's into everyhing too!  Also, he is now the proud owner of a helmet ;)  We first realized his head was flat around 4 months or so but our pediatrician wasn't too worried.  We made the decision to have it checked out around 6 months but he was 7 months before they could get us in for an appointment.  So, two weeks ago he actually got the helmet and is doing fine with it.

Likes: Well, just like Hudson at this age, Weston really likes his mommy :)  We are just starting the separation anxiety but I wouldn't say it's nearly as bad as Hudson ever was.  But, if I'm in the room you better believe he wants me to be holding him or within a few feet of him.

Dislikes:  Other than being away from Mommy, not much!

Big brother update:  Hudson continues to be such a sweet boy with such a stubborn side.  I had my first parent teacher conference at preschool this week and they went on and on about how sweet he was, what a good listener, how well he always followed directions...was this my child they were talking about??  Sweet yet, but not always the best listener at home.  But, I'm sure I have spoiled him a bit so he doesn't always think he has to listen to Mommy.  He's so smart and I love watching him learn new things. He amazes me with his vocabulary.  Today, we went to the pool at the Y for the first time and he was so brave!  He can be a little bit of a scaredy-cat sometimes but today he jumped off the side and even let go of me in the water with his puddle jumper on and tried to kick his feet.  I am so proud of him but everyday I am reminded just how fast he is growing up!

And now for the pictures...