Alexander: 9 Months

So, like breastfeeding, making my own baby food and not eating half a bag of chocolate chips for dinner, these monthly baby updates were something that I thought I’d do.  I think the last one I did was at four months, maybe three.

So, my baby is 9 months old.  Actually, he’s 9 months and a few days, but I’m behind because a gross sickness has taken over our household and hit me the hardest.  Or I’m just the biggest wuss.

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He wasn’t 9 months old in those pictures, but a professional took them, so I thought I’d throw them in there.  Anyway, he’s still a really little guy.  I think he’s 15 and a half pounds, if we’re lucky.  Which puts him in the 1st percentile for weight.  The pediatrician says he’s following his curve though, so I guess it’s okay.  He’s slightly, very slightly, higher in percentile for height and head size.

As far as food, Alexander has five bottles of formula (5-6 oz each) and three meals of solids (2-4 oz each) a day.  Remember when I was going to do baby-led weaning?  That didn’t happen.  And then I was going to give purees but make them all?


I mean, they’re easy.  And organic.  And on sale at Target yesterday.  He really seems to like pretty much everything except carrots and chicken.  His favorites are sweet potatoes, pumpkin and squash.  Oh and Greek yogurt.  I buy full-fat Greek (which is sort of hard to find, but TJ’s has it) and mix a little fruit puree in there.

He’s scooting all over the place.  I wouldn’t exactly call it crawling because he keeps his tummy on the ground, but the boy can get around.

He has two teeth.  And never lets me see them.  Brushing is going to be fun.  Though given his love of a spoon, maybe he’ll be okay with it.  I probably need to get on that.



My blogging skills have seriously gotten rusty.  I could have summed this up in two sentences:  Alexander is 9 months old and he eats purees.  He kind of crawls and has two teeth.  And now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll go back to my chocolate chips.  Because I need to eat them so I won’t have them in the house anymore.  You know how it is.

No Blogging Motivation

You’ve probably only really noticed this if you’re related to me because those are probably the only people who even read this anymore, but I’m having some trouble finding the time to blog lately.  Actually, I take that back.  It’s not so much a time issue as a motivation one.  Or more so, I just don’t have anything to write about.  I mean, sure I can write about Alexander, but this blog was always primarily focused on running and healthy food and while those things are still important to me, they aren’t the focus of my life anymore.

I’ve thought about quitting the blog.  Or just letting it fade into oblivion, but I don’t really feel ready to do that.  Sometimes I do want to write or share pictures.  It’s not about gaining readers anymore, or checking my Google Analytics stats or how many comments I get.  It used to be.  I used to care about that stuff.

And here’s a picture that has nothing to do with anything, except it’s cute.

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Weekend Recap

I just so happened to see a post in a moms group that I’m in on Facebook that was asking for volunteer babies 6-8 months to model for a photography class.  The photographer teacher wanted kids who could sit for an extended period of time, but wouldn’t crawl around.  Perfect.  While Alexander can crawl, he doesn’t really know how to get out of a seated position without a lot of thought and effort.  So I emailed the photographer and offered up my little model.  In return for our twenty minute session (there was a second baby there too), we were promised to get a few of the best photos emailed to us.  Win-win, right?  The teacher said I was welcome to bring my camera too.

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Mr. A was in a serious mood and didn’t offer up many smiles (I think maybe he was cold – it suddenly was 50 degrees out after being in the 80s the day before.)  After our 20 minute session, we headed back to our neck of the woods for the Taste of Tucker.  Tucker, where we live, doesn’t offer up much in the way of culinary delights, but I had a couple of decent dishes.

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We stayed for maybe two hours.  It was a lot more crowded than we anticipated, but we still had a good time.  Plus also, this:

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Alex taste of Tucker

Today, we had lunch with some friends that have a 5-month old and then grocery shopped at Trader Joe’s.

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And now, I’m making muffins for a breakfast meeting tomorrow at work.  It’s at 8:30 (for no reason).  I work 9-6.  And did I mention that Alexander’s starting a new daycare tomorrow and I’m totally flustered about it?  Yeah, not getting to work at 8:30.  But maybe the muffins will make up for it.

Pumpkin muffins

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