Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Ninth Month

Stats: 23 lbs 11 ounces (90th percentile) 29 1/2 inches long (90th percentile). I can't remember what the head circumference was but he was in the 97th percentile! I never thought we would have such a big baby!

Likes: hanging out with the grandparents, drooling, eating, playing in the bathtub, skyping, food (especially when it is your mom or dad's), milk

Dislikes: being in your car seat, getting new teeth, having a cold, being in any nursery, drinking from a cup, feeding yourself

James, your dad and I can't believe how fast you are growing! You are wearing mostly 12 month clothes with some 18 month clothes as well. This was a really fun month with a few rough patches thrown in. You are getting so good at scooting all over the floor on your bottom. You also can spin around in circles fast, especially if you are trying to follow your Mommy! You can crawl backwards well and have learned to sit up from a laying down position by yourself. Mommy was so surprised when you were sitting up in your crib waiting for her one day. I confess that this monthly update is a week late and in the past couple of days you have started CRAWLING!!! However technically that was not this past month so we will leave that for another post.

New trick

So close to crawling!

You love to imitate people whether its splashing the water in your tub like your daddy taught you or saying "bye bye" to your Granddaddy like your Granny Deb does. You have become very vocal and love to make noise. Your favorite words are 'ma ma" and "da da" and of course those are our favorites as well. :)

You love just about any food we give you with the exception of broccoli. You especially love to have food from our table, but you have no interest at all in feeding it to yourself.

We have had a few rough weeks this past month. You got your first bad cold, and your parents were sick at the same time. Not fun!!! You also have had 4 new teeth coming in. Right now you officially have six teeth with two more trying to break through. This has caused some painful night wakup calls and has earned you the nickname "Mr. Ill-box". It also has contributed to a massive amount of drool!

Here come the teeth!

Check out the drool

JT you have continued to show your stubborn streak and definitely let everyone know if you are happy or upset. You have been giving the nursery at the gym a rough time so you are on limited privileges for the time being. I only take you on certain days when the head worker is there and only leave you for 30 minutes at a time. You are so rotten, but I love you anyway!!! I hope you get the hang of being left alone by the fall when you start Mother's Day Out. It has been an exciting month of travel and visitors and new milestones. Before we know it you will be turning one and not a little baby anymore!

I did the unthinkable and let James have red juice to try to get him to drink from the luck!

JT loves playing the guitar with his daddy
It's a lot of work playing all day

Will this video work?


  1. This is precious, Emily! The video is hilarious!

  2. are such an awesome blogger. James is such a big, funny, handsome boy. :)