Sunday, February 5, 2012

9 Months and Counting

there's not enough room in the crib and .....
this is what happens when you let a 9 month old with 2 bottom teeth play with the puffs container and leave the room. He has learned how to pry the lid off within seconds!

I realize that many of my posts are pretty much centered around Steven, but he has become such a center piece to our lives and I couldn't be happier! He was nine months a few weeks ago but his appointment was this last week so I wanted to wait until I had his measurements. Currently these are his stats:

Weight: 23 lbs (91 %)
Height: 29.5 in (88 %)
Head: 99% I can vouch for that even without measurements because it can be difficult to get his shirts over his head at times :)

Some of the things he has accomplished:
  • Sleeping through the night for 11 hours!!!! (Now if only I went to bed at 8:30)
  • Waving hello
  • Knowing who "da da" is
  • Cruising along all of the furniture
  • Playing chase with mom and dad
  • Crushing crackers rather than eating them
  • Eating chunky baby food
  • Playing by myself in the crib
  • Working on a 3rd tooth on top
  • Loving the washer and dryer
  • Banging on everything
  • Playing with other babies
His little personality is so endearing and quite charming! I love coming home and seeing how excited he is to see me! Also, Adam continues to be the best dad and taking such good care of him, even on little sleep. My sister is his surrogate mother on Monday's and I'm grateful to have her watch Steven! My ward has also been a huge help with watching Steven in the mornings after Adam's clinical shifts so that he can catch a few zzz's. We also have great family and friends who are willing to fill in the gaps when random needs arise! We have truly experienced the tender mercies of the Lord with having wonderful and good people to watch Steven while I'm at work and Adam is at class. I can't wait for the summer when I get to spend all of my time with Steven and not have to leave for work!