Monday, September 14, 2009

Spaghetti time

Just a few pictures of Scott's first taste of spaghetti and meatballs. He really loved it!

9-Month Update

Today is Scott's 9-month birthday! I know it sounds cliche, but I can't believe how fast he is growing up! And yet, somehow I am having a hard time remembering how small my newborn baby used to be. Actually, he has never been very small, Matt and I joke that he was born as a 3-month old because he was so big and strong!

Either way, here we are nine months later. Scott went in to see his pediatrician this morning and got a good report. His measurements are:
Height: 29" - 80th Percentile
Weight: 20lbs 6oz - 50th Percentile
Head Circumference: 45.5cm - 60th Percentile
No shots were given today, which is always a bonus! The doctor was happy to see how Scott's development is right on track. She commented on how strong he was, and his eye contact was very good, she also seemed impressed at his verbal skills.

Scott continues to be a very happy boy! He seems to have an adventurous side to him. He is able to crawl around to explore, but he prefers to be on his feet! He pulls himself up to a standing position with no problem, and is now starting to walk along the sofa. I have also caught him on more than one occasion climbing on things. But his absolutely favorite thing to do is play with water. Every time he hears the water running in the sink, shower, or bathtub he gets excited! He wants to touch the water, and splash, and even stick his face in the water. It makes bath time a breeze!

Scott is eating solid food. Up until pretty recently he has really only been eating purees with occasional finger foods. But now, he really prefers to feed himself. He isn't so interested in the pureed food, he wants to chew! Maybe that is because he has seven teeth now! That is right, seven teeth. Last week was really tough because he was cutting three teeth all at once...thank goodness for Tylenol and teething tablets, not to mention the extra cuddle time!

The past nine months have just been wonderful. Matt and I are absolutely in love with our baby boy. He has brought so much joy and happiness into our home, we truly are so blessed. Happy 9-month birthday sweet baby!