Age: 9 months.
Representative Song of the Month: The Bonanza theme, because every time you sing it, Wacey goes crazy (our friend Jena discovered/created this affinity while we were in Montana). It’s awesome.
Stats: My little chunky monkey weighed in at 21 lbs, 5.5 ounces, and over 27 inches long. He wiggled a lot, but they think he’s about in the 75th percentile for everything, maybe a little bigger for his head. Lots of hair, that boy ;) He’s between size 3 and 4 in diapers, 12-18 months in clothes, and is always missing his left sock.
Favorite Foods: Everything that we put in his mouth, although he still shows a small preference for apples and squash. He is also way into those weird teething biscuits. They’re pretty gross and messy, but he’s learning how to actually bite and chew them, so that’s a plus.
Words/Sounds: He growls, and it’s silly.
Favorite Activities: Army crawling/dragging himself everywhere and getting into things he shouldn’t, eating aforementioned biscuits, being a part of things, and baths.
Favorite Things: An empty parsley flakes bottle, my ancient blackberry (he loves our phones so now he has his own), and basically anything he shouldn’t have.
Least Favorite Activities: Naptime, and when you walk past him without picking him up, even if he’s actually really enjoying himself.
Signature Moves: Wiggling/army crawling/dragging himself with one arm all over the house, growling into various receptacles (aforementioned empty parsley flakes bottle, measuring cups, bottle lids, you name it), talking to himself in his crib in the morning.
New Skills this Month: He’s really perfected his unique mode of transportation, and he’s started to get the hang of feeding himself and actually chewing on his food. I’m hoping for some more teeth soon so he has a few more options as far as food goes. The doctor said it looks like his top two will make an entrance soon, so keep your fingers crossed!
Oh Wacey. I can’t believe it’s been nine months! I cannot wait to do the holidays with him! We’re already planning his (small but awesome) list of presents, I have a couple of baby-involved Christmas crafts on my to-do list, and we’re going to hit up Zoolights one night. We’ll probably skip pictures with Santa (I know, I know), because he’s nine months old, and I don’t want to wait in line for that business. We’ll play at home instead :)
Working on the blog! Thank you to those of you that helped me pick out a blog design—I still don’t know which one to pick, but you narrowed down the field a lot! I can’t wait to get it going. I’m thinking I might invest in Photoshop Elements and make my own logo, though—to have someone else make something that jives with what I’m trying to do would be in the hundreds of dollars, and you know what they say, if you want a job done right (and cheaper), you should just do it yourself. I may have added the part about cheaper. But for serious. It’s coming. Before Christmas.
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On another note, the pictures in this post were all taken by my friend and photographer extraordinaire,Thea, and aren’t they awesome! And yes, I’ve already ordered Christmas cards and will be sending them as soon as it’s acceptable, aka the day after Thanksgiving.