05 September 2013

Nine Months.

We are at the point where Gideon has been out of my belly as long as he was in.  The out-of-the-belly time goes much faster than the in-the-belly time, I assure you.  So much has happened in the last month of life and of Gideon-growth, so here is to hoping I can remember it all.


No check-up until the 13th.  I tried to move it up and they said I couldn't.  I guess because of shot spacing, etc.  Whatevs, the kid is huge.  Long and chunky.  Nothing wrong with that.  We knew it would happen.  If you ever get a chance to see baby pictures of me and Taylor you will know, it was meant to be. I will guess in the 20 pound range or just above.  And super, super long. This kid is going to be tall.


Oh man, sleep has been glorious lately.  We have found that the worst he sleeps is when we are out of town.  He loves sleeping in his dark, cave-like room, in his own crib.  Still waking once a night, but it has been moving closer and closer to morning.  Last week, it started being in the 5 o'clock range before he woke up.  And then he USUALLY goes back down until close to 7.  I say usually because every once in a while he decides that 5 o'clock is party time.  He is still going to bed around 7:30 or 7:45.  We had to keep him up later a few nights and he adjusted fine.

Naps.  Oh my goodness, I never thought I would say that you can set your watch by his naps.  Around nine in the morning and one in the afternoon he is all set for a nap.  He naps for around an hour and a half to two hours.  It is so nice and one of those things that I enjoy predictability with.  He will not however, be as accommodating if we are out of town or not at home.  He does not like to miss things.


He likes to eat.  Simple as that.  He is nursing/bottle feeding four times a day and having three meals of solids.  Still pureed fruits and veggies and oatmeal.  Loves that oatmeal for sure.  I have been starting to give him littles tastes of table foods to see how he reacts and to see if he  can chew and swallow it (we have had a few problems with getting choked up, so I am moving slow with it).  He readily tastes it all and it is apparent whether he likes the taste or not.  Hoping that this month we can get more active about feeding him table foods.


Gideon learned to wave "hi" and "bye" this month.  It is by far the cutest thing I have ever seen in my life.  I love when he does it.  I noticed that he starts to wave when he is really tired and ready to lay down.  Like he is saying, "Ok, I'm done."  He got his second bottom tooth and had his two top teeth come in within a week of each other.  So four teeth total and I think the rest will be close behind.  This month he went to the beach for the first time and enjoyed the water and sand.  He also had his first big accident when he fell off a bed and busted his lip while on vacation. Needless to say, I cried more than he did.  He imitates us a lot now, sounds, movements, lots of little things and is great at interacting with us.  His hair is so thick, that I now have to blow dry it after bath so he doesn't go to bed with wet hair.  Honestly, I think he enjoys it. He is still army crawling (he can crawl on hands and knees, but really prefers to army crawl) and started pulling up on things.  Our ottoman, his exersaucer, couch, etc.  He has pulled up to standing a few times, but mostly pulls up on his knees.  He also can push himself to sitting.  And of course, Gideon got to go with us when we went to visit our soon-to-be new home (In case you missed it yesterday, we are moving!)


Playing ball (rolling back and forth), reading books, any kind of ball, watching other kids, eating, music, pulling mama's hair (not my favorite), being around people.


Still not a huge fan of the car (but did amazing last weekend!), having his face wiped, missing out on things.

Current "words":

mama, dada, nana (for Nala), baba (bye bye), ha (hi), yay, papa

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