Friday, August 31, 2012

9 Months

Clay is one active kid!  He is busy from the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed.  Here's what is happening at 9 months:

-Still gets up 2x a night, but that's changing!  We're are working hard to get him sleeping through the night because my body and health can't take it anymore.

-Loves to wrestle, bounce, flip, fly and anything to do with rough housing!

-Loves to play peek-a-boo with a blanket.  He will pull it over your face to get the game started and then pull it off to be surprised by you.  

-Tries to clap and does "So big."

-Beginning to say Momma and Dadda.  He definitely understands our names but there have been a few times I think he was calling us by our names. 

-Has 3 top teeth, the fourth is coming in and a third bottom tooth.  He has seven total.  :).

-We are working on signs (more, food, all done).  He understands but hasn't tried signing yet.

-He loves squeezer hugs.  If you ask him if he wants squeezers, he will lay on your chest, grab you tightly and wait for you to squeeze him.  

-When he tells you something, he holds up his arm, palm up and make his little babble noises.  He's very serious when telling you stories.

-He's balancing more and more by himself.  Today he stood unassisted for about 5 seconds and he's shifting between objects (couch to table, vice versa) while cruising. A few times he has attempted a few steps (1-2).  I hope this means he'll be walking soon!

-Clay is our little snuggle bug, he will snuggle with almost anyone!  He met a guy at church today for the first time, reached for him and then laid his head on his chest.  The nursery workers told us how cuddly he was with them too.  This morning when we got up, we brought Clay in bed with us to snuggle and as soon as he saw Aaron, he began laughing and reaching for him, crawled his way over to his chest and then burrowed in.  He's such a sweetie. 

-21 lbs. and 29 inches long, head circumference 18