Sunday, November 14, 2010

9 months

My Monkey Boy at 9 months
Cutter ushered in his nine month birthday with the arrival of two more teeth - these would be of the top incisor variety. They are now through his gums and have begun the descent into his mouth – to clatter against the bottom two. He has already discovered that he can rub them together (top and bottom) which is a sound that makes me cringe and recoil in utter disgust. Think nails on a chalkboard. *shudder*

He is doing so well and is unbelievably happy and smiling the majority of the time. My Dad made a comment to me the other day that he never remembered me being so happy as a baby. To which my Mom added I was not happy until I could be independent and do things for myself, strangely true even today.

Cutter's smiles and constant joy are infectious beyond belief. Even the dogs are happy around him!

At 9 months Cutter is:

- Weighing... (we go for our check up this week)
- Wearing size 3 diapers during the day and size 4 at night
- Taking 4 bottles a day, eating 3 meals a day
- Introduced wheat germ, yogurt, pasta, apricots, toast
- Just learned to clap!
- Gives Daddy hi-fives
- Loves "Itsy-Bitsy Spider"
- Will say da-da but we are working on ma-ma
- Seriously loves his dogs (especially when it is feeding time)
- Crawling, crawling, crawling – he can get from one side of the room to the other in the blink of an eye
- Walking with his dinosaur and along the furniture
- Stands for up to ten seconds on his own before sitting down
- Very vocal – he loves to talk and share his opinions with anyone who will listen
- Celebrated his first Halloween (as Pooh and Kangaroo)
- Had his first double ear infection = no fun
- Such a happy baby who loves to smile!

He is turning into a little boy. We go for his check up this week and I am curious to see his weight and height. I think he is around 19 pounds but I feel as if he has grown longer since we were last there. 3 more months and my baby will be 1 year old! Party plans are in the making - I've got some great ideas to flesh out and get to work. Here is hoping that there is not a snowstorm...

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