The Hayesy Baby is nine months old today. I don’t even know how that is possible! This little guy is pretty chill most of the time. But he can flip the switch in a second when he is not happy. He is learning and growing so much, so fast. We don’t have his well visit for a couple of weeks but in mid-July he weighed 20 pounds, 2 ounces.
At nine months:
*He is a happy little guy.
*I think he is trying to cut two more teeth because his hands have been in his mouth a lot lately. As a matter of fact, he grinds his teeth during the day. I think it just feels funny to him.
*He has a lot of hair! It is starting to get curly in the back just like Reese’s and Sam’s did.
*He can climb the stairs. Last night I got a video text from our babysitter of him doing this. The text said, “He can climb the stairs already?!” I responded and said, “Not before today!”
*He eats mostly table foods now. He does not want to be left out of eating. If everyone else is eating, he will whine until he gets some too. He eats all three meals with us even if it is just a little bit. He still nurses five times a day.
*He loves to be held and snuggled.
*He is sleeping so well at night. He goes to bed between 7:00 and 8:00 each night. He was sleeping until 7:00 in the morning but has started waking up earlier now. He takes two naps a day and they are any where from one to two hours each. I think this is going to be a great schedule for us once school starts.
*He gets so excited when Lance gets home from work. He starts kicking his legs and squealing.
*He doesn’t take a pacifier at all now. Once we started having him cry it out at night he gave it up. He is the first one out of all three that never really cared for a pacifier. I used it with him for a little while to keep him calmed down and the keep his fingers out of his mouth but he usually tried to refuse it. I am happy not to have to fight that battle later.
*He does great with a straw and will drink water out of a cup.
*He loves to pull up on anything he can get his hands on. A couple of times I have seen him let go and try to stand on his own.
*He explores the house when he is feeling adventurous otherwise he likes to stay pretty close to Mama!!
*Lance swears he said “ma-ma” one day. I was out with the big kids when Hayes woke up from a nap and he cried and cried. Lance said he looked at the door and cried “ma-ma”. I have not heard him do this though!