Oct 13, 2012

Graham - 9 Months

This past month has most certainly been defined by Grahams new found mobility!  Starting in early September he discovered, what I like to call, the army crawl... where he uses his arms and legs to drag himself across the floor without raising up on all fours.  We kept thinking that he would eventually get up on all fours, but it is mid October now, and he is still army crawling.  So even though it's not a true crawl for documentation sake we are saying that he started crawling at 8 1/2 months.

Naturally now that he can go most anywhere he wants to he loves roaming around and exploring every nook and cranny.  We have done some baby proofing, but still have a little more to do.  I have held off on the gates about as long as I can...pretty sure we will be making that investment very soon.

I have to say that even though he is into EVERYTHING I am really enjoying this stage.  His personality is coming out more and more each day, and it is so much fun to see accomplishing small tasks and exploring new and exciting places.  For the  most part he is a happy, fun-loving little guy.  He loves to laugh, be tickled, play peek a boo, "read" Pat the Bunny, go for strolls, and he still loves to eat.

His schedule this month hasn't changed much, but we were able to drop the dream feed!

6:00-6:30 Wake Up
6:30 Bottle (7 oz)
7:30 Breakfast (fruit, oatmeal, yogurt melts)
8:45-10:30 Nap
11:00 Bottle (7 oz)
12:00 Lunch (fruit, vegetable, puffs)
1:00-3:00 Nap
3:00 Bottle (7 oz)
5:00 Dinner (fruit, vegetable, meat, puffs)
6:15 Bath
6:30 Bottle and Bed

At his 9 month check up these were his stats:

Weight - 20 lbs 9 oz (50%)
Height - 28 3/4 inches (70%)

Nick and I are beyond thankful for his health and development.  It is a joy to be with him every day and watch him grow and learn.

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