I have been meaning to post all weekend long!!!!
Bennett turned 9 months this past Saturday!!!! We had pancakes for breakfast!! He is getting so big and he is so strong!!!!
We have his 9 month appointment this Friday. If it weren’t so close to the flu season & flu shots, I think this would be the one appt where he doesn’t get poked…but I think he may get the flu shot. Poor kid. At least it will only be one, opposed to 3.
Let’s see… what has B been up to?? He is standing on everything. He doesn’t really care to be held because there are so many toys and things to play with… no time to cuddle. [*tear*] He has been known to even let go of the couch or whatever he’s holding on to, while standing, for 15-20 seconds at a time!!! He can crawl faster than you can blink and he is babbling and blowing raspberries like a champ. He mainly says “daddadaddadadda” and has yet to master the “mmmm” sound, although a few times while a little fussy he will mutter what I like to tell myself was a “mommmmmmmma”. He now has 6 teeth!!! 3 on the top and 3 on the bottom. He barely ever “chokes” on the puffs anymore and we have now had cheerios and even more finger foods… although we are still working on the “pincer grasp”. B prefers the full-hand method! He has also tried a few more foods in the non-puree form! He has tried chicken, green beans, yukon gold potatoes, carrot cake, brownie, pancakes and yesterday he had his first taste of pickle. B sleeps through the night with usually no issues… maybe a few nights he will wake up and need us to help him find his paci, but other than that…no problem! He goes down for naps & bedtime really well, too. We feel very fortunate for this!!! All around, B is a wonderful baby!!!! We are now almost 100% on formula and I must admit I am definitely loving the freedom of not being a slave to the pump. We haven’t had much issue with constipation but have noticed sometimes he is trying a little too hard [for my liking] to go… so we will work on that!!! More fruits!!! 🙂 Speaking of… B loves all fruits and is a remarkable eater. He is currently having 5 bottles of 4-4.5 oz formula a day plus 1 container of fruit or fruit mixed with oatmeal in the morning, another container of fruit or veggie in the afternoon and then 2 containers for dinner… 1 veggie & 1 fruit. He also has puffs throughout the day, or cheerios! I am going to start making more balanced dinners for ourselves so that B can start sharing in our meals!!!
B had a 1st over the weekend. We were playing in the living room and he lost grip of the couch and fell into it… and on this particular couch, there is a hard piece of wood inside that he hit with his sweet little forehead. He had a big old bump and a bruise but it has since receded and is now just a faint bruise. I still felt horrible… he did cry pretty hard, but for less than 40 seconds, I’d say. He is a tough little guy!!! I know it will be the first of many, but that doesn’t make it any easier!!!! I am glad that I was there, though!!!
B is a very happy baby and smiles a lot. He is a very healthy boy, too. He has only had a few minor “colds” since he was born, only a few sniffles and little coughs. He cries very little and plays hard. I give thanks for him every day and my heart overflows with love for this little guy all the time.
Happy 9 Months, Bennett!!!! Momma & Dadda LOVE you!!!!