Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Nine Months Old

Ethan turned nine months old already a couple weeks ago! I have been crazy busy with making Christmas cards the last few weeks, so I need to get caught up! He had an appointment with his pediatrician this month, so I know the measurements are correct this month. J I must have been wrong on the weight last month as little man weighed in at just 18 pounds, 1 ounce this month, which is down to the 10th to 25th percentile. He didn't grow at all, so he is still measuring up at 28.5 inches this month, which is down to the 50th to 75th percentile. He is in the 10th percentile for height to weight ratio. Head growth has gone up this time to 46.5 cm, which is up to the 75th to 90th percentile. We’re hoping that means his brain is getting really big, haha. J

New foods tried this month:

  • Meat in a jar (be sure to check out the funny video of this one! haha)
  • Real sweet potatoes and bananas
  • Gerber Puffs (he is feeding them to himself! Yay!)
  • Blueberry pancakes
  • Pumpkin cookies
  • A whole feast at Thanksgiving! Turkey, corn casserole, mashed potatoes, rolls, cranberry jello salad and bread!

It is truly amazing the amounts of food this boy can put away! He was able to eat an entire pancake, all by himself, followed up by an entire banana! I have started making some foods for him, like baking sweet potatoes and freezing individual containers for him to eat, and the pancakes, of course. I also made a bunch of pumpkin cookies for Thanksgiving, that he thoroughly enjoyed! We want him to work on starting feeding himself, so we started Puffs, which he quickly figured out how to get into his own mouth! J

We did have a moment of insanity where we, for some reason, felt that mashed up meat in a jar would be a good idea. Boy, were we wrong! As you can see in the video, Ethan felt gagging and throwing it back up were appropriate things to do when given this disgusting food, haha. J I feel bad that we found humor in this event, but you have to admit it is a little funny! J

Being able to eat real food now, Thanksgiving was an especially yummy time for Ethan. He had a whole feast by himself, even showing up all of the other kids with how much he could eat! haha

New accomplishments this month:

  • First steps by himself (on December 2nd, just before turning 9 months)
  • When food is coming at his mouth, he spits out the pacifier – he is ready to eat! haha
  • His first cold L (we came back from Thanksgiving and had managed to get colds while we were there)

We are STILL waiting for those highly anticipated first words! It definitely sounded like he said “mama” at his doctor’s appointment, but he hasn’t said it again, so we think it may be a fluke. L

Since last month he hasn’t gotten any more teeth. He doesn’t appear to be having any close to coming in, either.

He is working on his balance and doing more walking, because for now, he has just taken a few wobbly steps. But it is promising!

Below is a pic of Ethan at nine months, once again wearing a 12-month onesie. Of course he is still my little cutie pie with his funny faces! J He is such a ham!!

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