9 Months Update | James

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James turned 9 months old over a week ago, so it's high time I update y'all on what he's been up to.

He's been doing so many new things this month!



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10/13/16

EVERYTHING has to go in his mouth. I have to retrieve SO many little leaves from his mouth every day. When will he learn that they are not good to eat?!


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This face makes up for it.


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10/18/16

And this one. Oh my goodness.


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11/2/16

Trying to be cute. And succeeding. :D


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11/4/16

Pushing around the little Radio Flyer.


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11/7/16

Life's hard when you're too short to watch Dora the Explorer. :P I love how James figured out a way to hold himself out at arm's length from the desk to get a better viewing angle.

And yes, my house is usually this messy at the end of the day because: kids + work.


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11/10/16

Playing the piano!


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11/11/16

Such a serious little guy! When he sees something he's interested in, he assumes an intense face and crawls towards it as fast as his little legs and arms will take him.


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He was not cooperating for a smile that day...


A FEW FACTS ABOUT JIM THIS MONTH:

  • He's still wearing size 4 diapers.
  • He weighs about 21 pounds.
  • He can still fit into 9 month clothes, but 12 month is starting to fit him better.
  • I started him on some new dairy: cheese and yogurt. He isn't super thrilled about either, but he'll eat them.
  • He has been "talking" a lot! He tries to say Helen, Dada, Mama, hi, head, and "Mmmmm" when he wants more. 
  • He sometimes waves back at me.
  • He likes to play peek-a-boo by pulling and blanking up and down in front of his face. 
  • He climbed up a short flight of stairs!
  • He pulls himself up on our piano and plays it.
  • He pointed at some dogs the other day.
  • He "dances" to music by bobbing up and down.
  • He cruises along furniture, scoots things around and walks behind them, and bridges the gap to make a transition to a different piece of furniture. 
  • He started tilting his head to the side or up to be cute. 
  • When I ask him where his head is, he pats his head.
  • James' napping schedule is about the same as last month. We had a rough few days this month. James got sick, and Daylight Saving Time ended at around the same time. He woke up (for good) at 4:30 AM one day. Ew. I usually can't function before 6. But now he's basically back to normal. 

So there's Jim's 9 month update!

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