It's hard to believe but my baby boy turned 9 months old this past Sunday! And this was a very special month birthday since he celebrated in India! Turns out that taking his month pictures waseven a greater challenge this month because not only did he want to play with the paper still....
But we also just didn't have a really great location where he would sit still and I could prop up the sign. We tried some above the head shots...
But that didn't last long.
|I still want that paper!|
Then I tried giving him a snack to get him to smile and cooperate.
But that worked even less as he was only interested in eating.
Oh well. Maybe by the time his 10 month birthday rolls around I'll have figured out a better India picture taking location.
But my big 9 month old boy is doing all sorts of new things! Although he still isn't crawling up on his hands and knees with his tummy off the floor, he can drag/scoot himself wherever he wants to go. In this case, to the Puffs.
But he gets up on his hands and knees quite a bit before lunging forward, so I have a feeling that legit crawling is soon to come.
He has also learned how to push himself up to a sitting position! One day I walked in our room to check on him while he was taking a nap, and this is what I found:
Who knows how long he had been awake sitting in there. He was just happily playing with his two pacifiers and little puppy. Now pretty much every time he wakes up from a nap this is how I find him. Or when I put him in his bed he sits up and plays for awhile before going to sleep. Sometimes he'll do it when he is out playing, but if I'm sitting there playing with him he is usually too lazy and just whines until I sit him up.
However, he has not been very content sitting much because of his other new skill - learning to pull up on things!
Now anytime we're on the floor playing, he'll only sit & play for awhile before he grabs onto my arm or legs or whatever he can to try to stand up. He's just so happy standing up! But he's still not quite perfect at it yet.
(don't worry, he was fine.)
In addition to all these new skills, I think he's also getting something else new - a tooth! It hasn't started breaking through his gums yet, but he's been chewing much more (and much harder) on things recently, been generally a little more crabby, and his bottom gums look a little different. Then again, I've never watched a child grow a tooth before, so I could be wrong. Hopefully we'll find out soon!
Landon still loves to eat; he eats 3 or 4 jars of baby food, a bowl of rice cereal for breakfast and before bed, and several snacks throughout the day. I think he is happiest when he is eating! (Then again, who isn't?!) He's still saying "DaDa" like crazy and has also added "YaYa" to his babbling syllables. When oh when will it be "MaMa?"
So there you have the Landon update! Happy 9 Months my precious boy!!