Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cal is 9 Months Old!

Wow, 3/4 of a year already.  It's getting harder and harder for me to post these monthly updates because I am in denial that Cal is getting so big so quickly.  I thought Jack grew up quick, but Cal is speeding by in the blink of an eye.

This month has been challenging but it's just a phase.  Here are a few things that Cal is up to this month:

* He has quite the temper on him.  If he doesn't like what you are doing (diaper changes lately or being confined in the Exersaucer), he growls.  Loudly.  He actually threw a tantrum the other day.  I must actually admit that I laughed hysterically because it was FUNNY.  He was crying but he was PISSED.  In that moment, he reminded me so much of my brother.

* No teeth yet.  Seriously, is he ever going to get one?  The pediatrician doesn't seem concerned.

* Naps have basically gone by the wayside.  We used to be able to lay him down in his crib for afternoon nap and he would sleep for about an hour.  Now if we lay him down, he screams, cries and snots until we go get him.  This will last for up to 30 minutes.  We have tried letting him cry it out but after a while, it's exhausting and not doing him any favors.  He still goes down fine at night though.  What's the deal?

* Oh my goodness, this child opens everything.  Doors, cabinets, drawers, the refrigerator.  Time to re-install all the cabinet locks.

* He still eats pretty well.  Three meals a day with an occasional snack.  He will basically eat anything that's in front of him but now he's starting to decide on flavors and whether he likes them or not.  Lately, he has been decreasing his milk intake.  I think it's because his toofers bother him.

* Jack is still his favorite person.  He loves to play on the floor around Jack.  It's so sad when Jack takes a toy away from him or pushes him down.  He gets the saddest look on his face and just cries.  Poor guy.

* Cal is cruising on everything, and he will stand unassisted for several seconds at a time.  It's funny because you will let go and he won't notice.  As soon as he notices you aren't holding on anymore, he plops right down on his butt.

* It cracks me up that I can hear him coming from anywhere in the house. His crawl has a distinctive sound and his hands do this "slap, slap, slap".  He also pants like a dog when he's crawling or excited.  So funny!

* He has four words, three of which we understand or know the meaning of:  Mama, Dada, Bubba (brother) and Nawnaw.  We don't know what nawnaw is.  Nana?  No?

* You are starting to fight diaper changes and clothing changes.  It's a little frustrating because you will roll and try and squirm away and screech because you are mad.  It makes diaper time a little longer than it should.  Oh well.

I brought Cal in to the doctor a week before his scheduled well-baby check.  He had a cold and I was worried he had an ear infection. He didn't thankfully so the pediatrician ended up just doing his check then.  Here are his stats:

Weight: 21 pounds 8 ounces (70th percentile)
Height:  29 inches (70th percentile)

Perfectly proportionate!

And to wrap up this post, a few pictures!

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