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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

9 Months Old

Jack is now 9 months old - 3/4 of a year! Jack is just as sweet as can be with his big blue eyes and head full of brownish (with a hint of red) hair. Just a few months ago he had no hair, so this is quite an accomplishment for him!
Jack wears size 2 diapers (but we are close to moving up to 3.) He wears size 3-6 or 6-9 month clothes. I have several size 9 and 12 month pants I thought he could wear once it gets cool out but I'm beginning to think he may not fit in them - they're too big! With him being so short I tried on a pair of 3 month jeans I had packed away from earlier this year and they fit perfectly for the length.

Here he is reading a book with daddy while waiting at the doctors office for his 9 month check up.

At 9 months:

Weight: 16 lbs. 2 oz. = 2 percentile

Length: 26.5 inches = 5 percentile

Once again, a small little guy! You don't look at him and think he is small. He still has rolls on his legs and tummy. It all evens out I guess with his weight and length being low. He looks just perfect!

On the way to the doctor I let him know he wouldn't be getting any shots today. I was wrong. He ended up getting a toe prick to check his iron level (which was a little low, but not much of a concern) and a flu shot. Poor guy! But he handled it well and was very brave!

His next check up isn't until he is a big one year old! How is that even possible?

Jack started taking baths in this big rubber ducky tub. It is the perfect size for him and has made bath time so much more enjoyable!

Jack sleeps about 10 hours a night (in his very own bedroom upstairs), going to bed around 8 or 9 at night. He takes a morning and afternoon nap lasting an hour or two each and sometimes slips in another short nap throughout the day. Jack has started some what pulling up. His favorite time to pull up is when someone is sitting on the floor with him, he will grab onto your leg or shirt and pull himself up to give you a hug (or at least I like to think he is trying to give me a hug.)

Within the past 2 weeks Jack has really picked up on his eating! He is now eating baby food, like for real this time! He will eat about 1/3 or a jar of food which is really good for Jack! His favorites are fruits. He doesn't like veggie baby food.

With eating so much more food he is also getting many more baths. That food gets everywhere!

The pediatrician also suggested that we start giving him more finger foods - just cut up whatever we are eating. So last night he ate a real dinner - roast, carrots, potatoes, corn, and a roll. He LOVED it! He ate almost all the food that was on this plate! And he slept great last night too since he had such a full tummy!

He uses his pointer finger and thumb to pick up the food. It doesn't all make it to his mouth but he gets better everyday!

He still nurses about every 3-4 hours. When given a bottle he eats 5-6 ounces. His thing right now is that when he is given a bottle, he thinks only mommy should be the one giving it to him. It is rare when he will allow anyone else to give it to him - daddy, grandparents, nursery workers. etc.

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