Sunday, May 1, 2011

Baby Fenn is 9 Months Old!

Height: 29.5 inches

Weight: 25.4 lbs

Size Clothes: 18 Months & 24 mos.

New Tricks/Milestones :
* Scooting. He still is not crawling but he covers good ground while sitting up! Its an odd move. He is still using his go go gadget arms to retrieve things. He has gotten into position to crawl, then sat there for a minute and then sat back on his booty again, as if to say " Nah... I'll try that another day"
* Screeching to High Heaven. He mastered screeching a few months back, but he is MUCH louder now than ever before!

* He has finally started reaching for me. I kept wondering when he would do that.
* Plundering, swatting and throwing toys. He wants to be going through or grabbing anything within reach. That toy bin turned out to be a win -win because he just sits there and plunders through his own toys and it keeps him entertained for a LONG time. he also enjoys chunking his toys across the room and smacking them on the ground.
*inevitably he winds up in a corner or against the wall and does not know what to do. It is hilarious because either he cry cries for me to come move him over, OR he reaches out and BITES what is in his way, even the door frame, kitchen cabinets etc.
* He started making a lot of strange facial expressions using his lips, and about a week later I realized it was because he was getting a new tooth in the top, and I guess he does all that lip stuff trying to feel that new tooth. He is now the proud owner of 3 teeth, 2 bottom center and one top center tooth, which I call his Billy Bob tooth. He looks so funny all snaggletoothed! Dang if I can get a picture of it though!
* and he puts his mouth on EVERYTHING. I read somewhere that is how they learn and explore their world so not to discourage it! As long as it is not the iphone I let him gnaw away!

Toys & Baby Gear:

In the beginning of the month we went to my parents and they gave us a lot of my nephew's old baby toys. We are now officially over run with toys! But I find it very fun! I don't know why, but I love to watch him play with toys.. it is just so neat that he went from a tiny blob with no hand control to this little person who sits up, makes faces, laughs and loves toys! He has discovered some things from that bag of toys he enjoys!

* The Pop Pop
* Hello Bee Book
* Playskool Pop Up Toy

Things we use most these days are still the PlaymatEinstein exersaucer, The Flair Highchair, and our stroller!

Favorite Non Toys:
* My Car Keys and Wallet
* Watching the cars drive by our house
* remote controls
* Pretty much any object he can put in his mouth!
* Peek-A-Boo
*boogie wipes or travel wipes package. This provides great fun. I do not understand it!

Eating & Food:
I have decided that at 9 months he will be introduced to more flavors like spices/herbs etc and also will be learning to eat finger foods. So far so good.
I don't use finger foods as a meal replacement, I just give him a small portion to practice with every day before his meal.
 Here he is with Avocado! He Loves Avocado so that went really well  but DANG it is messy. I have to remind myself that there is nothing wrong with making a mess and just let go because its no big deal to clean it up.

Cloth Diaper Update:
  * still using pocket diapers with regular inserts during the day.
* Using disposables in size 4 at night because of how much he tinkles.

  My boy still wakes up at night, generally about twice... 3 am, 5 am and goes to bed at 7:30 pm. He tries to wake up at 6 am these days, but his normal wake up time is 7 or 7:30 am.  He naps like a champ at 9 and 3 Usually for 2 hours but sometimes only 1 or 1.5 hours. if he wakes up I just let him get up. Before his nap time we put him on his tummy and let him watch a show ( that way he stays on his stomach without fussing) but he gets a GREAT work out floundering around like a fish so that when we put him in the crib for naps he just passes OUT. Sometimes within 30 seconds of laying him down, and usually without any crying or objection.

9 Month Photo Shoot: My boy is a camera HAM!


Gina said...

He's a cutie! He would get along great with G. I can't believe he is in clothes TWICE as big as G's!! Also...I am jealous that he loves avocado. I was looking forward to sharing them with G but he hates them!

Melissa Tabor said...

Hahahahaha the part about him getting stuck and then trying to bite whatever is in his path KILLS ME! You have to get that on video or I really hope I get to see this in person! And those "6 month" photos. I cannot wait for him to talk! What hilarious things will he have to say to go along with those so fricken cute and funny expressions?!! Love, love, love it!!!


Linzy said...

That screeching might be the cutest thing I have ever seen.. little screech owl!

Cheryl E. said...

He is getting so big! I love reading about his stats. Great post and loving the adorable pictures.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I think you need to get this scooching thing on video because it sounds hilarious!!

He is such a big boy!! I love it!

Marion said...

He is Such a little character and so cute! I tried finger food this weekend and we had a choking incident, so I'm going to have to wait on that one! Can't believe how big Fenn is! What a healthy baby!

Meliha said...

He's always lookin like such a cutie!


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