Thursday, March 15, 2012

9 months

Colby has turned into quite a mischievous boy these last few weeks. It's been really fun to watch him get into things around the house since he has become mobile lately. It may not be fun for long, but I am going to enjoy it while I can.

Speaking of mischief... here are some examples:

If those flowers are there when he gets in his walker, that is the first place he will run to. He loves taking them out and throwing them on the floor or eating them. Yum! He is really good with his walker, especially on the tile. Once he walks into the kitchen he books it to the other side and lifts his legs up to glide... its super funny!

This boy loves anything electronic. If there are buttons or lights, he wants it... especially our phones. We've had to minimize the use that Colby has of our phones because I'm pretty sure they are starting to become dysfunctional from all the saliva. He also has sent a few text messages on his own.

I burned my hand really bad one night right before Colby's bedtime. After all the craziness that had happened in the kitchen, Spencer and I noticed that it had become a little too quiet in the house. We walked into the family room area to find Colby and this is what we found! Those recipe cards sure taste yummy! As a matter of fact, he loves putting anything paper into his mouth. I'm really not sure why, but I have recently decided that I am going to invest in so indestructible books that feel kind of like paper so he can eat them as much as he wants.

He loves sitting on the fridge... with Dad's assistance of course.

Eating dinner with his shirt on his head. :)

Looks a little like Zoolander to me!

This is the outcome of his hair

He is officially pulling himself up on anything he can!

Now a days he pulls himself up and then looks to Mom or Dad for praise. He is so proud of himself and it is sooo cute!

And last but not least, he is starting to walk. What?!! Yes, our little nine month old can balance himself for about 15 seconds on his own and loves to walk with you or with his walker. Watch out world... here comes a new toddler!

He learned how to clap his hands today... seriously so cute.

He likes to eat finger food the most lately as opposed to pureed food from a spoon. I don't blame him at all. Some of his favorites are any carbs, especially bread pieces and pancakes, baby puffs, ritz crackers, blueberries, and peach chunks. He still puts up a fight for any food that is cold, which makes it a little challenging for me, but we figure it out!

Has been sleeping through the night for the last 2 months. Amazing. Sometimes I wonder how I even functioned on hardly any sleep. I guess you just do what you gotta do.

Lately he has wanted to be held all the time, but that is probably because he has been very sick for the last two weeks. I don't mind the cuddliness at all though. Those moments are coming few and far between these days since we don't rock him to sleep anymore and he is always on the move.

He absolutely loves kids. He spent a few days at Sara and Doug's house while Spencer and I went to disneyland and LOVED being entertained by those kiddos. He and Jake formed a special bond... they really do love each other. It is so cute to see them play together.

He continuously is our happy boy. He is almost always happy and if he is sad, it only lasts for about five seconds. We seriously are so lucky with this little guy. Nearly every time I smile at him, he gives me a huge grin back. We love our boy!

9 month stats:

weight - 20 lbs. 1 oz. (44%)
length - 28 inches (42%)
head cir. - 44 1/2 cm. (27%)


Emily said...

He is so handsome!!! I could just eat him up. I wish we lived just a little closer so we could let Colby and Chloe have play dates. The mischief they would be in together is unthinkable. :)

Rebekah said...

He is so big!! I can't believe it! I can't wait to be there in two weeks and see you all! :)

Hill family said...

He is so cute! I loved all the pictures, can't wait to see him in person in a couple of weeks. Sure do love you all!

Erin said...

What a cutie pie. So glad he as adjusted well to the helmet and that it is working! Way to go Kels for hanging in there. It's had to watch your kids have to do hard things!