You still just light up when Hannah and Lincoln come around. Hannah LOVES you and is really such a good big sister. She loves to hold you and asks to do this often. She plays with you too and tries to make you smile and laugh. Lincoln is really rough with you. He just doesn't really understand what gentle means! Sometimes you take it well and other times you get upset. You especially don't like it when he takes your toy away (which he does quite often).
You get tired and just lay your head down. You smile so easily for your Momma. You are quite the Momma's boy and I LOVE IT!!!! You reach for me alot and when someone else is holding you and you see me, you reach for me. Yesterday at church, I told the ladies in the nursery to try to give you cheerios when you started getting upset and missing me to try to distract you. I think it worked for a little while until some of the other moms started coming in to get their babies. When you saw me walk in, you immediately started crying and reached for me. Then, you gave me the BEST love. It was the sweetest thing and absolutely melted my heart. I am just eating this up!!!
Your Aunt Mona sent you and your brother and sister T-shirts in the mail from Las Vegas. We had to take your picture together and send her a thank you!
You LOVE to stand up. You can't do it by yourself yet, so I have to put you there. You get really upset if you fall down or I take you down. You think you are big stuff when you stand up and are so happy. You really show your little temper, though, when you are taken down. I'm wondering if you are going to be a fit thrower like your sister!
You are still nursing 5-6 times a day, every 4 hours at 7:00, 11:00, 3:00, 7:00 and 9:00. Nine o'clock is typically your bedtime. We will probably move this up some when I quit nursing. You still get very distracted while I'm nursing, but I guess you get your fill.
You sleep till about 6:30 in the morning when we get the other kiddos up to get ready for school. You are usually pretty happy and excited to see everybody. You sleep pretty good most nights. We have had a few nights/days where I'd put you down, but you would cry. I pick you up and rock you for a bit and try again or until you fall asleep. I still have to get up sometimes in the middle of the night when you cry out for your pacy.
You are still eating some baby food, but have really tried a lot of new foods this month. I don't think you have really disliked anything I have given you which is so nice! You love the broccoli and cheese soup from McAlisters, have tried french fries from McDonald's, and have even had a few licks of Chickfila's ice cream cones! You've added meatballs, hash brown casserole, baked pasta casserole, sweet potato fries, Gerber meat sticks, scrambled eggs, purple hull peas, waffles, biscuits, grapes, strawberries, cantelope, grilled cheese, pancakes, goldfish crackers, and baked potato to the list of things you have tried. You are a good little eater. I hope this continues. If you see one of us eating, you want something too!
You weighed 19 lbs. 6 oz (30%) at your 9 month appointment. You were 28 inches tall (40%) and your head was 18 1/2 inches around (90%). I think you may be little like your sister. :-) You had your platelets checked at your appointment and they were at 183,000. Dr. Byrum said this was perfect! We were so glad!
You got your 2nd tooth this month, your lower left central incisor.
You can wave "bye bye" sometimes.
Most times when you start getting upset about something, I can laugh or do something funny and you start laughing. You go from crying one second to laughing the next. It is the cutest thing!!!!
You still love bath time. I love to watch you in the tub. You really take it all in and just play. It is so fun. I also love how you smile really big and stick your tummy out at me when I'm lathering you up with lotion after your bath. I don't know why you do this, but I want to remember it. It's really cute.
You still say "Daddy" alot, but I'm not super convinced you know what you are saying. You jibber jabber alot which I love.
Layton - 9 months