Height/Weight: 19.8lbs and 29 inches long. He is only about 10 inches shorter than Gavin at this point sooooo we made another really tall kiddo. Tall and lean seem to be the theme of the Harris boys.
Routine: His routine is pretty solid. Naps are still a bit day by day, as far as amount of naps goes. However, he is a super easy baby to figure out so he basically just lets me know exactly what he needs.
Sleeping: He is still a big sleeper and loves to snooze. He pretty much sleeps through the night most nights and is in bed by 6:00 every single night. The kid just can’t seem to stay up past that time, unless something really unusual is happening. Even when he wakes up in the morning, he will often lull himself back to sleep before I have a chance to get in there and get him out. I’m jealous of his sleeping habits, to be honest!
Eating/Feeding: He is still doing mostly baby food (besides formula) but has tried a few things off of my plate. He hasn’t quite gotten the chewing thing down yet so isn’t really a huge fan of actual solid foods. Carrots, mashed potatoes and a few other soft foods he has given a go but we are still gonna have to work on that.
Sizes: Mostly 18 months things now and size 4 diapers. I need to go through all of his pants again since he can’t seem to stay in anything very long. It’s like dressing a giraffe every morning, the kid is so tall.
Milestones: He is pretty slow with his developmental milestones. Not delayed or anything I’m worried about but he is definitely just taking things at his own pace. He still isn’t even sitting unsupported, for longer than about 20 seconds, but is almost there. He mostly just rolls around all over the place and moves like that. His personality really is just soooo chill that I think he will do his stages in his own time. I don’t think he feels too much of a need for them right now. I will say that he HATES to have his hips bent…like hates it…so isn’t really a fan of the sitting position. He will constantly try to flail back so he can lay on his back – which isn’t helping in his sitting practice. So I’m gonna talk to his pediatrician about it and see what she thinks. Otherwise, he is right on schedule for everything. He did get his first tooth about a week ago. You can barely see it but it did pop through after several days of hard core teething. I still swear by the amber teething necklaces since he was hardly fussy at all. Serious lifesavers. I have sneaky suspicion they will all come in quick now, since that seems to be the name of the game when they get teeth at an older age.
Favorite Toys: He’s enjoying things that make noise and roll. He likes to chase balls around the floor or play with all of Gavin’s loud and bright toys. Anything with lights or annoying music is basically his all time favorite thing. haha Otherwise, he is still just fond of the human variety over objects.
Favorite Moment: He laughs every time one of the kids is laughing. He will just get into these giggle fits and he has no idea why he is laughing. It is the cutest little thing. His whole face wrinkles up and he just laughs and laughs. My heart can barely take the cuteness. It’s seriously the most perfect of things!
See ya at 9 months, friends!!