I can't believe my babies will be 9 months old on the 14th of his month! Time passes so quickly. Here are a few of the fun things the babies are doing now...
-Eats a lot! He thinks he is a big boy and should be able to eat and drink what mom and dad are having. He is eating some table food, but I have to be really careful about what I give him. He is still eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner (stage 2) baby foods and getting a 4 to 6 ounce bottle every 3-4 hours. I am going to try stage 3 baby foods soon.
-Throwing fits! I can't believe my nearly 9 month old is already throwing mini tantrums! It's scary to think what it will be like in a year or two. :) He doesn't like to have anything wiped off his face and is a wiggle worm for diaper changes.
-Still loves his baths & going for car rides and walks! Those are his (and Addi's) two favorite things. If he is whiny or fussy we just load up in the car or stroller and start moving.
-Saying mama! I don't think he really knows what it means, but he says it all the time. I love it! Of course Brent claims that's not what he's saying. :)
-Has his two bottom teeth and his two top teeth are almost in! It's the cutest thing ever.
-Sitting but not crawling, yet! We are working on crawling but he is not moving yet. I'm trying not to rush that too much because once he gets mobile I know I'm in trouble.
-Fighting sleep at every nap & bed time! It takes him at least 10 minutes to wind down for nap time and bed time. He never full out cries, but he just fusses and talks about it for a while.
-Sleeps through the night (for the most part)! Every night is a little different, but on average he wakes up once. He will usually go right back to sleep (depending on what time it is). If it's after 6, I will give him a little bit of a bottle and he'll go back to sleep until around 8.
-Thinks daddy is so funny! Maddox will pretty much start laughing at the very sight of Brent approaching. He is still a giggle box. I love it!
-Already got a hair cut! I had to cut his hair about a week ago because it was getting so long and difficult to fix.
-Really enjoys her meals! She is not that curious about table food right now but she LOVES her stage 2 veggies. She prefers that to the fruit. She eats 3 meals a day and is getting a 4 to 6 ounce bottle every 3-4 hours.
-Very even tempered! She rarely throws a fit and stays happy most of the time. She will let you know when she's tired or hungry but is easily appeased.
-Loves her baths & going for car rides and walks! She and Maddox are pretty much happy if it involves one of those activities.
-Shrilling and babbling! Addi has not said any words yet but every so often she'll get to talking and it is so cute! She will squeal and it cracks us up. :)
-Has her two bottom teeth and is getting one tooth on the top! She got her bottom teeth before Maddox. I literally almost cried when I felt them because it was like a big girl moment.
-Almost sitting & bearing weight on her legs! Her physical & occupational therapy is going so well! She improves every week. She has PT on Tuesdays & Thursdays and OT on Mondays & Wednesdays. Sandra (PT) & Tasha (OT) are so great with Addi and are very pleased with her progress. She is very close to sitting (she can do it for about a minute on her own) and is finally putting weight on her legs. I know she is getting close.
-Lays right down for naps and bed time! I will give her a bottle and then lay her down. She doesn't always fall right asleep but hardly ever fusses. When she wakes up in the morning she will just hang out in her crib for minutes without making a peep.
-Sleeps through the night (for the most part)! Every night is a little different, but on average she wakes up once or twice and wants her paci. That is usually the extent of it. She goes to bed between 7:30 and 8 and sleeps until around 8. I definitely can't complain.
-Is a rollie-pollie! If I put her on the floor she will roll to the other side of the room.
-Is absolutely beautiful! She will melt your heart with her eyes and her precious smile. She will giggle if you sing any song that involves her using her hands or if you "get her."
I know I say this every post but I just enjoy being their mother so much and treasure each and every moment.