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.
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.