David’s Favorites at 9 months
I nearly have a 9 month old on my hands. That’s kind of hard to believe. His first birthday will be here before I can say sweet potato.
David’s world pretty much revolves around sweet potato anything these days. He loves them. He loves the sweet potato puffs so much that I’m confident he’d eat an entire container in one sitting.
He’s getting better and better at picking them up with his fingers. I look forward to placing small chunks of food in front of him and letting him pick them up! I’ve tried bananas and even small bits of avocado, but he does not like either. I’ll continue to reintroduce them as he may just need to get used to the flavor!
His attention span is getting longer as I read him a few short books. I handed one over to him and he immediately started to chew. It took .001 seconds for him to start wearing down the corner of said book and I remembered receiving an “indestructible” book at a baby shower and grabbed that out of the cabinet.
We flipped through it, then I handed it over and watched him to to town on it. And nothing happened accept pages crumpling. I love these books and highly recommend them if you have a baby that loves to chew!
Any and everything is a hammer to David, so I found a cool toy on Amazon that he can actually hammer things with! OF COURSE he likes to stick the handle of the hammer in his mouth so he needs to be closely supervised while he plays with it, but lately he’s thrown the hammer to the side and is focusing on chewing on the blue ball.
His efforts are ineffective, but hey, at least he’s occupied for a bit as he works on it!
A little morning play time while Grits takes a nap.
I know I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it for the rest of my life, but every stage is gets more and more enjoyable. He’s giggling more, smiling plenty, and it’s just so cool to see him learn new skills.
He’s officially on the move these days too. He’s “army crawling” all over the place. I’ve already plugged the empty electrical sockets with plugs but we need to handle the lamp cord issue. Any tips? We can hid most behind our furniture, but there are some that we don’t have that option with.
As far as the new baby goes, all is well! Justin and I have the anatomy scan (which is also when parents can find out the sex of the baby) in 2 weeks! As of this moment, we are going to wait and find out when the baby is here in February. I absolutely loved knowing with David, and I think if I didn’t have him to distract me right now, I would not be able to wait a few more months to find out!
This may just be my favorite picture of him thus far.
I’m feeling better than ever now that my first trimester is more than over with. I’m 17 weeks and my energy has returned! Any nausea I had has passed and I’m trying to stay healthy and active. I’m not working out (like, heart rate up working out) at all. I know that being in good shape last time helped me recover from the c-section quickly, so now that my energy is back and the weather is cooling off, I’m going to try to be more disciplined to get moving. I can only hope for a recovery as great as my last one was (I will have a scheduled c-section, by choice)!
I’m savoring these last few months with just David, but am very excited to meet the little baby I can feel kicking around in February!
*since I wrote this post I found that the mat doesn’t stick well to the bottom of the tub. Just fyi.