Sunday, January 13, 2008

9 Months Already...?!

Yep, you read that right. I’m 9 months already! Mommy and Daddy cannot believe how big I am getting. Daddy keeps talking about how long I am getting and how much bigger my head is… if I wasn’t a baby, I might take offense to those remarks! Below are a few of the major happenings that occurred during my 9th month of life followed by a few pics.

**9 month stats: weight: 19 lbs. 7.5 oz (30%), length: 28 inches (45%), and head: 17.75 inches (45%).
**I have six teeth! Daddy calls me “Hillbilly Baby.” Again, I might take offense, but I do have to admit my teeth are not exactly coming in right next to each other.
**Unfortunately, I had a bout with a double ear infection. Coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, and diarrhea were among the perks Mommy and Daddy got to deal with during my ailment!
**My motor is officially running… that’s right I learned to crawl and am becoming increasingly quick so I hear mommy and daddy exclaim.
**I have come to notice and admire my shadow, or so I am told.
**Bath time is much more fun now. I have put my bath anxiety behind me and now enjoy a good scrubbing… actually I love splashing mommy and daddy while they are bathing me.
**Mommy and Daddy have said I have the hand to mouth thing down. I might not be extremely agile yet, but if there’s a Cheerio, cheese block or other misc finger food in front of me, I’ll find a way to get it in my mouth… even if I do have to put my entire hand in my mouth to filter out the goody. Supposedly, I also mumble now when chomping my food.
**Pull-ups… well not exactly, but now I do tend to crawl toward things and try to pull myself to my feet… with increasing success.
**Last, but not least, I seem to have established my favorite toys. From my yellow mallet to my train to my piggy bank w/coins, Nate knows what Nate likes!!

Happy 9 Months to me!! Needless to say those birthday pancakes did not last very long!!
Two things I love dearly... my mommy and my mallet...

I've learned to love bath time... a time where I can splash mommy and daddy!

Quickly becoming one of my favorite pasttimes... strumming the door stops. I just can't get enough.

Mommy and daddy's little hero...

Here's proof I'm a stand-up guy... or at least I seem to have learned how. As you can see below, mommy and daddy took me by a bit of a surprise.

I had Daddy pinned in this picture... I had to get up in his grill to let him know whose boss.

What a great pic with which to end the post... at least my daddy thinks so! He seems to dig camo on me.