Snapshot in time: 9 months old (Part 1)

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Bubbers is 9 months old now.

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And I can’t believe he’ll be a whole year old in just 3 months…

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So here’s another snapshot in time before he changes even more on me!

What he’s doing right now:

  • Sitting on the floor of my bedroom
  • Laughing, squealing and saying, “Fffft! Fffft!”
  • Playing with the tiger ball toy his Grandma and Papa gave him for Christmas
  • (Now he’s on my lap emptying the contents of the desk drawer onto the floor)
  • (Now he’s napping)

What he’s wearing:

  • 12 mos. bottoms
  • 18 mos. tops
  • 24 mos. socks

How he’s sleeping:

  • 12 hours at night (7 p.m.-7 a.m.)
  • 3 half-hour naps during the day (sometimes longer, but not too often)

His Favorites:

  • THE PHONE!!! (If I’m on one, he wants it and he wants it right now–or else!)
  • Being in the middle of whatever I’m doing
  • Pulling empty cereal boxes out of the recycle bin and carrying them around in his walker (and running into the wall)
  • Attacking the dishwasher whenever I open it
  • Proudly banging a spoon on the tray of his walker (and running into the wall)
  • Using his pincer grasp on Cheerios
  • Nursing (awww!)
  • Hurling things to the floor
  • Banging things together
  • Pens, balls, scotch tape, car wheels, eye glasses, watches, Daddy’s name tag
  • Walks, baths, songs, outings, new people, other babies
  • Cereal, yogurt, bread, bananas, carrots
  • Walking! (with support)
  • Slowly cruising around the coffee table with frequent stops to slap it vigorously
  • Playing on Mom & Dad’s bed
  • Yanking off his socks
  • Reaching for the lens cap on the video camera
  • Sitting on Daddy’s shoulders and grabbing two fist fulls of hair
  • Banging Daddy’s head on the wall over and over

His Not-So-Favorites:

  • Getting his nose cleaned (huge crocodile tears, much writhing, wailing and gnashing of gums)
  • Apple sauce, avocados, peas, peaches (he’ll eat them, but they make him shiver or throw up)
  • Being tired

How he’s changed:

  • Rarely spits up!!!!!!!!!!!! (Going strong for about two months now, so I think it’s safe to declare it…)

Mom’s favorites:

  • When he falls asleep in my arms while nursing (and then taking a nap along with him!) :)
  • Reading books to him while he relaxes on my lap
  • Sharing my string cheese with him (as he excitedly opens his mouth wide and backs his walker into the wall)
  • His chubby arms and hands
  • His profile
  • His eyes
  • His babbling, raspberries, squeals, new/strange sounds and machine gun noises
  • His eagerness to smile and laugh at me
  • His intense curiosity
  • How he stares people down and they can’t help but smile at him
  • Dancing to Diamond Rio in the kitchen
  • Patty-cake (he’s started to do it again!!)

Things I thought he’d do that he hasn’t:

  • Hug me back
  • Crawl
  • Bounce to music

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4 thoughts on “Snapshot in time: 9 months old (Part 1)

  1. This is a great thing to do. Gracie didn’t crawl until she was about 9 1/2 months. And then she was walking a few weeks later. You just never know what they are about to do!

  2. that was a fun list! I liked the ‘gnashing of gums’ part. My baby looks like a stick compared to yours! He wears 12mo pants, but can wear 6mo shirts because he’s just skinny enough.

  3. sounds like what isabelle was doing at that age and she was wearing the same size as well. i can’t believe how fast they grow. isabelle now wears 24-2t pants and some 2t and 3t shirts and 3t-4t dresses. she is just so darn skinny and has a long torso. i can’t believe that your little boy will be a year old in 3 months, time really does go by quickly!

  4. Jesse: Thank you–I always feel this urgent need to do it and I feel this strange sense of relief after I do. Does that make any sense? Anyhow, thanks for your encouragement on his lack of crawling! :)
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    Tearese: LOL! I’m so glad you liked it! :) And I don’t think Joshua looks like a stick! Bubbers is just so incredibly solid and stocky. The reason he needs 18 mos. tops is to accommodate his bulging belly and arms. Even then I can just BARELY get his chubby wrists through the sleeves!
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    Andrea: Wow! Isabelle is in 3T-4T dresses??? That little girl is going to be so tall and thin! Yeah, I can hardly think about Bubbers being a year old without getting dazed and needing to sit down and steady myself!

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