Nine Month Old Stats
Height: 30 1/4 inches 95% (from >100% @ 6 months)
Weight: 23lbs 3oz 86% (from 92% @ 6 months)
OFC: 18.5 inches 89% (from 68% @ 6 months)
I honestly cannot believe my little guy is already 9 months old. I feel like he is no longer my little baby, but a spunky mover who is quite fast at that.
My heart is full each and every day from his adorable toothy smiles he greets me with and his need to fall asleep in my arms. I know one day soon these things will come to an end and he will be more independent.
Around 7 1/2 months Bennett began to crawl, but it looked more like he was swimming. He would prop himself in push-up position and scoot both legs until his arms were too far behind, then belly flop and reposition his arms in front. Around 8 months this swimming motion quickly turned into a legitimate crawl and just in the last week the crawl has turned into numerous adventures up stairs and pulling himself into the standing position.
Bennett is practically over baby food. He enjoys baby food in the form of vegetables: squash, sweet potatoes, peas, or carrots, but the traditional mixes and level three protein dinners throw him into a fit pretty darn quick. Bennett instead loves mandarin oranges, PB&J's, noodles, crackers, grapes, bananas, and cherrios. He checks out my plate quite frequently and refuses to eat something different than me a lot of the time.
Just in the last week he has started to say ma-ma and it absolutely melts my heart. He's been saying dada for months.
Bennett can also say "up" [for cup], "hi" and "baba."
He flares and crinkles his nose and makes the funniest mean face.
He has 4 top teeth and 3 bottom teeth with one more on the horizon.
He has an infatuation with balloons, water bottles, and any electronic device including remotes.
He's down to only taking bottles when he's ready to sleep/nap, and loves munching on food and his sippy filled with water any other time of day.
Bennett isn't the biggest fan of grass.... we put him on the trampoline and he will touch the grass on the edge, but once he's in grass he doesn't want to crawl. If he does crawl he picks his hands up way high in the air.
Bennett has become the best of friends with not only Winston, but also Ellie... around bedtime they chase each other around the house and play "tag" that has Bennett full smiles and giggling a ton.
Bennett continues to love throwing his head back and being upside down.