Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Evan is 9 Months Old!! Update

Wow... where has the time gone.  Evan is already 9 months old.  I can't believe how much he is growing and learning.  His personality is really starting to show. 

Medical:  No issues.  He had his 9 month appointment today and all is good. 

Growth:  He is 19lbs. 13oz (50%), 28 3/4" Long (62%), and his head circumference is 17 1/2" (37%)

Clothing Size: Mostly 9 months and some 12 months.  He can fit into a few of his 6 month outfits. 

Eating:  All of a sudden Evan is eating.  He is loving food and eating everything I give him.  So far we have done Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Peas, Butternut Squash, Apples, pears, and Bananas.  He has also tried watermelon and loves it.  He also likes Baby Mum Mums, Yogurt drops, and those crunchy puff sticks. 

Sleeping:  Evan is sleeping in his own crib most every night.  Usually he sleeps there most nights, but comes to bed with me early in the morning.  He doesn't take naps like Jayden did.  He is not one to sleep much during the day.  Jayden can still take a 2 hour nap at the sitters, but with Evan we are lucky if he sleeps 45min to an hour.  Of course he sleeps longer if you hold him, but that is just not happening daily.  He also doesn't just roll over and sleep like Jayden.  I often have to put him in the carrier and walk around for a bit, then rock in my rocker recliner. I swear the moment I strap on a carrier Evan is already half asleep.  

New Developments:  Evan continues to be an expert crawler.  He is pulling up and cruising as he walks along the couch.  He will let go and stand for a short time.  He has come so close to walking, he lets go, takes a step, and then plops down.  Evan is able to drop a ball in his Leap Frog Octopus on his own.  He just began doing it and even tries to lift the shoes to find the ball.  Evan is climbing over things when he can.  He loves getting in the tub with Jayden.  He has no fear of the bath tub. For a while he was shaking his head No back and forth.. so cute.  He still does, but now he has added nodding his head yes a bunch.  

LikesMy cuddle bug is still really cuddly.  He likes bath books, the Leap Frog Octopus, balls, stacking cups, and anything electronic (remotes and cell phones mostly).  He also loves taking baths with big brother. 

Dislikes:  Being left alone when he wants to be held.  Getting his diaper changed lately.  He constantly rolls over, not that he hates it he just hates to sit still.  So hard to change diapers. 

Words: Babble, babble.  It does seem like he babbles with a purpose.  When he sees John he says, "da da da da da da da...."

Jayden's Thoughts:  Jayden continues to love being a big brother.  He likes to feed Evan when he can.  He is so sweet if Evan is in his chair and I need to grab something from the kitchen Jayden will go over and entertain Evan while I am gone.  Evan and Jayden do some light wrestling often.  It usually starts with Evan climbing on Jayden or something and then they roll around together.  Evan loves it, but I get a little worried it will get too rough so I have to watch close.  Evan laughs the whole time and goes back for more and more. 

By the end of month nine a baby typically:
  (from iVillage):
  • Reaches for toys (Always)
  • Drops objects and then looks for them (yup)
  • Becomes interested in grabbing the spoon during feedings (yup)
  • Goes from tummy to sitting by self (yup)
  • Picks up tiny objects (yup, which means constant cleaning and watching)
  • Begins to identify self in a mirror's reflection (not sure.. he does smile at self in mirror)
Looks like Evan is already doing all the things listed above to be done by the end of this month.

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