Alrighty! Here we are with Jackson's 9 month update! Yay!
Jackson celebrated his first News Years Eve and New Years Day. Of course he wasn't awake to ring in the new year, but it still counts.
He got his first two bottom teeth this month too. One came in before the other and they both aren't all the way in yet, but its still exciting!
He can stand for very long periods of time before falling down. He loves to stand whenever he can. Its like he is over crawling and wants to walk.
He loves walking along furniture and just being in the standing position. He pulls up on everything even our legs while we are standing.
He took two steps already. Like I said, I think he really wants to walk soon.
We moved him to a convertible carseat. He was hating his baby carseat...cried everytime we put him in it. He loves the new carseat now and so do we, its a lot easier to put him in and out of it!
He loves walking behind his walker, although he doesn't know how to steer very well so we have to still help him most of the time or he will be in the wall in no time.
He thinks Jane is the best thing that ever lived. He loves her the most and she is definitely his favorite. There is no doubt. He follows her around everywhere, he could sit and watch her play, and he always tries to play with her. He laughs and smiles at her all of the time.
He got his first real boo boo this month. Not sure how he fell but he fell and busted his lip. I think his little tooth busted his top lip a bit. It was swollen for about 24hrs and beld for a minute or two. It didnt seem to bother him much and he only cried for a few seconds.
He is showing his personality more and more each day. At first we thought he was going to be VERY laid back and quiet. Although he is laid back and easy going still, he also knows how and when to tell us he wants something. Its kind of cute. I see more of Jane's personality in him than I thought we would. I can't wait to see more of it come through.
He is very distracted with noises and he is very curious. This makes it extremely hard to feed him his bottle most of the time. He will take a few sips and then look around or try to wiggle out of our laps to get down. I know he still wants to drink the bottle, he just has better things to do. Its easiest to feed him when its quiet, but lets not kid ourselves, its rarely quiet around here.
He is trying more and eating more solid food rather than purees. The puree packets (squeeze packs) are his favorite so we feed him his solid foods first and then the squeeze pack at the end. He is a little more picky than Jane was at this age. He wont eat everything I put on his plate like Jane did.
He learned to click his tongue this month and he likes doing it a lot. He also can do it on command if we ask him to click his tongue....so cute that he is recognizing and understanding what we are saying.
He's watched or noticed the TV a few times. Our TV is mounted above the fireplace so its kind of high up. When he has noticed it or watched it, its only been a few minutes before he is off doing something else.
His two favorite things right now are the toilet paper (or bathroom in general) and the dog water. If the bathroom door is open, he crawls as fast as he can to it, and there have been many many water messes from the dog bow being tipped over.
Weight: 19lbs 9oz 48th percentile
Height: 29 inches 76th percentile
Head: 17.5 inches 32 percentile
Tall, skinny, and a little head....just like Daddy!
We are so happy you are here with us. Its only been 9 months, but you are the perfect addition to our family. We love you so much and we can't wait to see you grow into a young little boy!
Mommy, Daddy, & Jane