Wednesday, October 27, 2010
At 9 months you...
-have found other people's ears and noses.
-get up on all fours and rock. You'll even move your hands and knees forward a time or two before dropping back down on your belly and commando crawling again. I think you do this because you're so much faster when you commando crawl.
-pull up to standing without help (including in your crib).
-go from sitting to crawling and on your belly to sitting.
-give high fives (though I think it's just hitting hands, not so much a high five).
-have started reaching and leaning when you want someone to take you from somebody else.
-look at Mommy/Daddy when asked "Where's Mommy/Daddy?"
-cry when I leave you at daycare in the mornings.
-love to eat!
-have added chicken and brown rice, sweet pea turkey wild rice, blended fruits and oatmeal, beef carrots and corn, and vegetable turkey dinner to your diet. But your favorite is chocolate syrup. (I hate to give this to you, but it's the only way you'll take your antibiotics without a fight.)
-feed yourself finger foods like mum mums, sweet potato puffs, veggie puffs/crunchies, and biter biscuits.
-hate to get dressed, especially your shirt. You hate for it to go over your head.
-found out you have to get tubes in your ears. You've had double ear infections for about two months and four rounds of antibiotics haven't done a thing.
-have started getting your two top front teeth in.
-are still learning to use a sippy cup. You don't like it when we try to help you use it.
-love to play at your workbench.
-don't like it when we take things away from you. It makes you mad!
-poke and pick at things with one or two fingers instead of your whole hand.
Sitting up by himself is easy peasy these days.
He's getting so big! We took his four month pics on this blanket his Aunt Marci made him and he was so much smaller.
It's hard to keep him in one place for very long. Once he's on his belly he's ready to motor away!
I'm sure I'll say the same thing every time I post what he's doing this month "He's getting so big. Time is going by so fast." But it's true. When I got him up this morning he looked bigger than he did when I put him to bed last night. How is that possible? He's changing all the time and each stage is more fun than the last. He explores more and more of the world around him all the time. He wants to know what's going on all the time. He cranes his little neck to see around me or a corner if he thinks he's missing out on something. These are good times.
Hope everyone is having a great week. Tune in tomorrow for Embrace the Camera!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
The Bear doesn't normally lay his head on your shoulder. Typically he has to see what's going on all over the room. But he's been doing it a little lately and it always tugs at my heart.
I tried without success to put the Embrace the Camera button on here. It is very frustrating when I don't understand technology. I can copy the code but not paste it, go figure. So go here to check out the gal who originated Embrace the Camera. She isn't hosting her usual Embrace the Camera because she has something MUCH bigger going on over there this week.
Emily and her family are in the process of adopting a little girl from Africa. As I'm sure you know, this is a very costly process. She's doing a very cool fundraiser that she's calling Share the Love. There are five bundles that you can put in for. Go check it out and buy an entry to win some very cool stuff. Worse case scenario: you don't win, but you've helped a family bring their child home. Best case scenario: you win and help a family bring home their child. Win-win. Good stuff.
That's a wrap! Meet you back here this weekend!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
He's such a happy bear. Go check out some other moms Embracing the Camera. It's fun! I couldn't get my computer to copy and paste the code for the button, so click here to check it out.
Come back tomorrow for a really great post...the Bear's 8 month pics and list of new tricks! I know you're dying to see his adorableness again!
Monday, October 4, 2010
22. You do your fair share in helping with the bedtime routine. You feed him, wipe him up, give him his meds. This helps me tremendously in getting ready for the next day.