Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Nine Months

Briggs is now nine months old.  He's growing and learning and changing on a daily basis.  He now weighs about 16 lbs.  He is wearing his 6-9 and 6-12 month clothes and his size 2 diapers.  (He's probably ready for size 3, but I'm still trying to use up his 2's.)  He eats 3 meals and nurses 3-4 times each day.  He has showed a decreased interest in the bottle on the days I work, but still nurses well.  He takes 2 naps, and has been sleeping through the night (11-12 hours) for the past 2 nights.  Briggs smiles big with his one bottom tooth.

Our happy, smiley guy

Likes:  Briggs is still a happy, social little guy.  He loves being around people, although his Mama remains his current favorite.  He still loves bath time and is a big fan of meals.  He doesn't play with any one toy for too long, but favorites include Little People (especially the bus, house, and ark), his activity table, and his spinning hamster wheel.  He also likes dumping out his boxes of rattles and playing with the contents.  More so, however, Briggs enjoys things that are new and different, whether it's a DVD case, swimming goggles, or Barbies.  He continues to enjoy books, primarily those with big flaps and textures.  Briggs loves to eat.  Favorite foods include crackers, Puffs, Cheerios, toast, grilled cheese, fruits, and sweet potatoes.  He likes going on outings and is always happy to be in the baby K'tan.  And he loves watching his sisters play.

Playing with stacking rings and Christmas cards

Dislikes:  Briggs gets fussy when he's hungry or tired.  He will sometimes cry if someone else is holding him when I'm in the room.  He can also get mad when he's lonely or bored.  Getting his face wiped after meals and his nose wiped always makes him mad. 

Skills:  Briggs is becoming more and more mobile.  He can now commando crawl to get to things he wants, although will also resort to rolling.  He can get up on his hands and knees, and will pull up to his knees on us or his toy boxes.  He can transition from sitting onto his hands and knees, but is not yet transitioning from lying down to sitting up.  He loves to stand holding onto things.  Briggs can activate toys, push buttons with his index finger, bang toys together, open and close doors on toys, and pick up small things with a pincer grasp.  He can finger feed, grab his spoon and pull it to his mouth, and hold his cup by himself.  He is always removing his socks and hats.  Briggs enjoys rolling a ball back and forth, playing so big, waving, splashing, and sticking out his tongue.  He makes lots of noises and squeals.  He has said things that sound like 'hi', 'dada', and 'mama'.  We are calling 'mama' his first (and only) word, although he still doesn't use it consistently.  What he does do consistently is make us smile and fill our days with joy.

Our little 9 month old

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