Wow...I have seriously fallen behind on the whole blogging front. So much to do, so little time. We have been busy lately with friends visiting and trips to Texas, but before I posted those updates, I wanted to get in our little guy's 9 month update (just 1.5 weeks late).
The older he gets, the months seem to fly by even faster than before. Is that even possible? Here's a few facts on Mason.
Wearing 6-12 or 12 month clothing. I'm frantically trying to stock up on winter clothes as the temperature continues to drop here. I feel excited that it's fall but slightly terrified that fall leads to winter and winter is going to be REALLY cold.
Wearing size 4 diapers. We've stayed stable at 4s for quite some time which has been nice, but I expect it won't be terribly long before we transition to 5s.
He finally moved down to nursing 4 times a day which is fabulous for me. His last feeding is around 7pm and first feeding around 7am. He has really struggled sleeping consistently through the night (unlike his sister). We were on a really good sprint of all night sleeping IN the same room as Elliott...then we went on vacation. When we were on vacation, he was waking up once, sometimes even twice a night. Now we're trying to undo the damage that has been done, and let me tell you, it's not fun. The funny thing about when he wakes up in the middle of the night lately is he doesn't act like he wants to nurse, just snuggle. I pick him up and his head immediately goes down on my shoulder. How can you resist that? Several times I've brought him into bed with us, and he falls asleep laying on my chest (after flipping and flopping his head a little). E NEVER would do this. Such a sweet snuggling little guy.
He is eating solids 3 times a day and will eat basically anything I'll give him. He has recently mastered the art of eating puffs and he LOVES it! I'm thinking I really need to introduce more finger foods. He is eating 8oz/bottle when I'm working. Yeah, definitely going through my frozen stock pretty quickly. Definitely can't keep up with pumping, and frankly, I'm really sick of pumping.
His top 2 teeth are officially in! He's been cutting one of the top teeth for what seems like forever, but it is now peeking through. Top teeth always look so big. :)
He started clapping this month which is SO stinking cute!
He's not crawling yet but is definitely starting to look more interested in crawling (rocking on all fours), and he can scoot quite a few places on his bottom. He especially likes scooting on our hardwood floors. He's not a huge fan of being on his tummy but LOVES to sit and play with toys.
He still LOVES to watch Elliott and basically thinks everything she does is hilarious. It gives my heart tremendous joy to see them interacting, and I'm sure it will just get better.
He loves to be thrown in the air, hung upside down, and basically rough housed. Typical boy.
Lately I can tell he is starting to have more stranger anxiety. He doesn't reach for me, but I can see in his eyes he typically wants his mama to hold him. If someone else is him, he watches me (unless he decides to start crying). So cute.
He's still really grabby and can reach things that seem impossible to get. We've learned to be careful with anything that is hot or we don't want him to touch.
He still is super ticklish. My favorite spots to tickle him are his neck and hips. Love his little laughter.
We're thankful for each and every day we have with our precious little guy!