Well hopefully everyone got an email from the little man himself letting you know some of the things he is up to. He loves to “cruise”and I think he might skip the crawling and move right to walking. Max can scoot around on his bottom, but hasn’t gotten the whole crawling thing down, which just frustrates him. Besides, when you stand up you can see more I have been taking him to gymboree both for class and “open gym” where he can get lots of practice moving about. We will get him a push toy in the next few days to also help with his walking. Max also likes to jump in his jumper, which he is happy to do hanging in various doorways where he can watch me vacumn
Now for the 9 month doctor stats. Apparently Max has moved from center to guard or spiker to setter as he has dropped to the 3rd percentile in weight and the 25th in height. Luckily you can be any height to play soccer!
But the good news is that the doctor isn’t worried about any of this. His feeling is that babies these days are too fat in general and that it is very hard to accurately measure the length of these wiggly little fellows. Max continues to hit all of the developmental milestones, which matter more. Back to the weight thing, he can now start to eat regular food. Max hasn’t been a great fan of Cheerios, but the doctor said that we can give him any vitamin fortified cereal that he likes. He can also have soft crackers, cooked vegatables, ripe fruits, yogurt, cheese (yuck , egg yolk, and mashed beans, lentils, and pasta (hmmm, wonder if we have any pasta around So hopefully we can find things he will like and he will start gobbling them up.
Max now has his two bottom teeth and might be working on more because he is constantly chewing on his fingers. Aunts Kathy and Courtney have spent the last two Sunday afternoons with Max. This past Sun they actually watched Max while Dad and I went out to lunch! Of course he spent most of this time crying his little eyes out, but they did manage to get him calmed down and got him to eat some carrots. Okay, so I think more carrots ended up on them instead of in Max, but it was a start! There was an open house in the neighborhood and Max was very happy to have his Aunt Kathy carry him to see the it. Of course KC will argue
that Max is no light weight as she actually had to give him back to Mom before her arms gave out.
Oh the wondrous things I can do,
it is time once again to share them with you!
I still look for my shadow where ever I go;
but I don’t know what I think of the snow.
I have big, beautiful blue eyes, everyone tells me I do;
I can’t wait until Spring, when my parents will take me to the zoo.
I can pull himself up,
although I still don’t really drink from a cup.
I started Gymboree, where we climb over things on our hands and our knees;
I eat my vegetables all up; well, except for my peas.
I like saltines too,
but sometimes I bite off more than I can chew.
I don’t yet eat meat,
but I do continue to enjoy my feet.
I got my first two teeth, they hurt quite a bit;
I am getting more independent, and can even throw a little fit.
I can throw a ball (and many things large and small);
and continue to learn how to crawl.
I like when my parents read me books;
of course I like putting them in my mouth – I guess they have pretty pictures, I don’t really look.
I walk like a drunken sailor coming out of a saloon;
I love playing with my mylar balloon.
My Aunts Kathy and Courtney live the closest and visit the most;
I wish I could see my aunts, uncles, and cousins (soon to be three) out on the West Coast.
As you can see I am really a wonderful little boy,
and I continue to be my parents bundle of joy.
I think that is all I have to say,
I hope you all have a wonderful day.