Thursday, November 19, 2015

Burton- 9 months!!

Three quarters of a year (and then some,
I'm really late this month).  This sweet baby boy has made our lives so much richer the last 9 months!

Burton here are your stats at 9 months:

Weight: 19 pounds 10 ounces (50%)

Length: 29 inches (75%)

Head circumference: 18 inches (80%) 

Sleep: You sleep 12 hours every night.  We've made some headway in the nap department this month.  You are still inconsistent, but you will at least nap for some amount of time instead of screaming your head off.  Some days you will sleep an hour or more, other days I'm lucky to get 30 minutes.  We will keep working on it! 

Eating: You still nurse three times per day.  You eat anything and everything that you can pick up with your hands.  You despise baby food and readily refuse it.  So we've moved on to bigger and better things :). You love green beans and cheese.  And of course any bread, you truly are 50% Smith.  

Likes: Playing with your sister.  The two of you love to be in the playroom together.  You LOVE Avery and think she is hilarious.  You laugh more at her than anyone else.  You also love going on long walks in the stroller.  You like being out and about, which makes it super easy to run errands.  You are still a big Mommy's boy, which is so nice for me ;). You like your paci but aren't as attached to it as sister was at this age.  

Dislikes: Being left to your own devices.... You don't like Mommy leaving the room for anything when we are home.  You don't like being hungry either, but who does? Mommy easily gets hangry, just ask Daddy.   

Diaper size: 4

Clothes size: Mostly 12 months, but some 9 months 

Nicknames:  you are called Burtie more than anything else.  Avery first called you that several months ago and it has just stuck.  We still call you Buckaroo a lot too.  

Milestones: You are cruising around the furniture.  You will even go back and forth between coffee table and couch.  I am NOT ready for you to start walking!  Too much too soon! You have started to wave bye bye, not frequently, but you have attmpted saying it a few times as well.  Pretty much the only word you say consistently is "dada".... Never mind the person who has fed you the last 9 months 😉. You also have learned how to drink out of a sippy cup.  

Happy 9 months precious boy!  Each passing month with you, I am reminded of God's rich blessings.  I'm so thankful that God saw fit for you to be a part of our family.  We love you!  

People say you look just like big sister, and it's true.  Baby pictures of the two of you can be difficult to tell apart!

9 months in and 9 months out! 

At your check up