9 Months Old

I can’t believe Evan is 9 months old, how time flies!  Evan still has yet to crawl *sigh* but is working on his steps. He is no longer interested in toys, eating, scooching, or his jumperoo. All he wants to do is walk around the condo, holding both of Mom’s (or Dad’s) hands…all…day…long. And he LOVES to chase the dog.  Tink is being a really good sport about it. :o)

When he does play with toys, his favorites are still cups, his activity table, books, and these little play eggs.  He can feed himself sweet potato and squash chunks, but still enjoys the purees that Mommy makes. We’ve introduced mangoes, broccoli, spinach, plain whole-milk yogurt, chicken and egg yolks into his diet. He seems to really like the broccoli, and enjoys the yogurt when mixed with peaches, but is still getting used to the texture of meat.

He is working on his first tooth, which has made nursing a bit tough. He likes to bite.  I hope it’s just a phase that will soon pass. He still nurses about every 3 hours during the day, and 3-4 times at night.

He is as active as ever, making diaper and clothes changes near impossible.  He still loves his baths, and wants to run into the kitchen to start splashing as soon as Daddy starts to fill the tub. He also really enjoys riding in the shopping cart when Mommy takes him to the store now. He’s pulled up in his crib, as well as on his activity table a few times.

He says Ahhhhh, MaMaMa, DaDaDa, and BaBaBa all the time, although I am not sure they are entirely directed at the proper subject yet.  He is, however, just beginning to repeat these sounds.  And, he is starting to get the idea of waving hi and bye.  He’s 19 lbs and 28.5″ long now, which is the 25th% for weight and the 62nd% for height.  His head is still in the 95th%!

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3 Responses to “9 Months Old”

  1. Liz and Larry says:

    Happy 9th month birthday!! We can’t wait to see all of you next week. What great pics you have posted since death valley–WOW! Sounds like walking, talking are right around the corner! Great photos you two! Love,
    Grandma and Grandpa Hill

  2. Barbara says:

    I just updated my screensaver photo! I love these photos! Evan’s eyes are so blue and his smile so sweet. You two just keep taking the greatest pictures! Of course, your subject is so charming! Give him a hug and a kiss for his nine month birthday from us. Love, Mom and Dad

  3. Ree says:

    Happy 9th, Evan! Thanks for the wonderful update, Becky! Can’t wait to see y’all! Love, Ree