Thursday, August 14, 2008

9 Months

Our baby is 9 months old.  Where has the time gone?  I look at him and am amazed that such a tiny little being has turned into my big, chunky, 9 month-old baby!  What a miracle Grady is! We are so thankful for how healthy he is and how well he is doing!

While every age has been fun, I am just loving Grady right now and I am trying to soak in every moment and everything he does!  If I could, I would shellac him and keep him at this age and size forever! Unfortunately, that is not something that I can do so I am treasuring every moment!

It seems like everyday Grady does more and more!  At nine months Grady....
  • is 17 lbs 3.5 oz  and is 26 3/4 inches long (Whoo Hoo!  He is finally on the growth chart.  He is in the 4th percentile for his weight and 5th for his height.  And... oh by the way the 41st for his head!   That is a great sign!)
  • is rolling over and moving across the floor via this method of transportation 
  • is finally getting into a routine:  napping two hours after he has woken up and two hours after that nap
  • is going to sleep most nights at 8:30 pm and is getting up around 8 am
  • laughs and giggles all the time
  • loves the words ZIT, SALAD, GUACAMOLE, and PO-TA-TO (they typically bring out the belly giggles)
  • is getting a lot of strawberry blond/light brown hair with waves in it
  • allows YaYa to put his hair in a banana curl
  • LOVES food!  He is currently eating stage two food and wants whatever you are eating.
  • is eating the puffs cereal like treats (his favorite is the sweet potato flavored) and is trying to drink out of a sippy cup
  • loves his exersaucer, jumperoo and the floor
  • is sitting by himself for short periods of time (unfortunately he gets distracted by his toys and takes nose dives into the carpet)
  • is finally wearing 6 month clothing
  • loves his Hippopotamus's he now has 6!
  • looks at books on his own and loves to turn the pages
  • loves music and will listen intently when sung to
  • loves to snuggle with Mommy, Daddy, and YaYa
  • giggles non stop when Daddy "gets him" by tickling his neck
  • loves his toes and sucks on them frequently--even if he is in the car seat or his swing
  • loves touching your face when you are holding him, he loves knowing that you are right there
  • can take off YaYa's earrings with one quick swipe
  • has developed a new fascination with cell phones and remotes
  • LOVES his Buggies that were a gift from Suzanne and Cackle 
  • fake coughs to get your attention
  • has begun being weaned off one of his reflux medicines
  • has been discharged completely from Pulmonary  
  • stops everything and gets so excited when David comes home at night
  • loves riding in the car 
  • self soothes and groans to put himself to sleep while in the car or swing
.... is our heartbeat!  




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