Friday, July 5, 2013
NOLAN'S 9 MONTH UPDATE:
Weight: 19 lbs 11 oz - 40th percentile (measured at Dr. Appt on 7/5/13)
Height: 29.25 inches - 80th percentile (measured at Dr. Appt on 7/5/13)
Clothes Size: 6-12 month, 12 month
Diaper Size: 3 (Pampers Swaddlers)
Sleeping Patterns: Nolan is sleeping through the night (7:30PM-5:30 or 6:00AM) consistently now... he wakes up occasionally in the middle of the night due to teething. He is taking consistent naps now too - one in the morning for about 1-1.5 hours and one in the afternoon for about 1.5-2 hours.
Milestones: Teething: Two bottom teeth came in at 5 months and the four top teeth are working their way in now... two came in last weekend and we have two more to go any day now - Nolan and Mommy are ready for these teeth to be in!... Nolan is crawling EVERYWHERE. I did not realize how quickly he would start exploring and getting around once he got the hang of crawling. He is now also able (as of two days ago) to pull up in his crib to a standing position. (We had to move his mobile last night as he could touch the bottom of it). I have not seen him pull up on anything else, but I am sure it will be soon. He is even getting brave enough to stand without holding on to anything for a few seconds. Eating solid foods is still going great. We have introduced some puff crackers (Gerber) this month that he has learned to pick up and feed himself with.... I have tried giving him bananas as well and he just played with them and squished them everywhere... Nolan is still very vocal and babbling a lot... he is constantly learned to use more inflection and thinks he is having conversations with us. He has even really started to show a lot of expression in his eyebrows which we think is hilarious. Nolan also learned to clap this month and does it quite frequently. The other day I was trying to put him down for a nap and thought it was asleep in my lap in the rocking chair and then all of the sudden he started clapping - nap time was done I guess :). He is also starting to wave a lot when he sees one of us or anyone or really anything he is excited about. We are working on getting him to officially wave "Hello" and "Goodbye."
Favorite Memory this Month: Watching Nolan learn to crawl. He loves exploring new things and I love watching him learn. It is slightly bittersweet though as he is definitely becoming more independent now that he can really get around on his own. Our little man is growing up!
Nolan and I have officially survived our first month at home together! It is going great - with lots of adjusting (mainly on my part) - but, I would not trade this job for anything in the world :).
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