Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Jack: 9 and 10 Months

The months are flying by around here and I'm a little behind on documenting the months of Jack! 

Jack turned 9 months on August 22nd, measuring in at 27 inches (only 15th percentile!) and 19 lbs, 3 oz. Despite his love of food, he is still a little guy! 9 months was a big turning point for Jack because he began crawling around 8 1/2 months. Jack LOVES to move and that has made him (and his parents) a LOT happier because he doesn't have to wait for us to pick him up and walk around with him all day long. 

During his 9th month, he enjoyed his first trip to Nantucket and another first trip to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He was a big fan of both trips, enjoying the ferry ride, visiting the Cisco Brewery (where he had to take a nap in a towel, ha) and swimming in the hotel pool in NH. He loves swimming as long as the water is warm!

Jack turned 10 months on September 22nd. This month he discovered climbing, up stairs, up slides, into cabinets, basically anywhere that it's possible to climb, he will. Jack is extremely unimpressed with the gate that we put at the bottom of the stairs. He cries hysterically when he notices it, especially if I try to run upstairs for some reason and close the gate.

This is great news for him since his number 1 life goal is to be able to do everything his brother can do, so each new thing he can learn leads him closer to that goal!

It goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway. We love Jack. It's so much fun taking him anywhere because he loves being out and about and looking at everything. He is obsessed with drinking water, particularly if he can get his hands on one of our cups. He likes to take a sip and then say, "ahhhhh" as though it was the most delicious water he's ever had. I've tried very hard to get this on video, but he continues to know when he is being recorded and refuses to perform. 

Sleep: sleeping about 8pm to 7am, 2 naps per day at 9am and 1:30-2pm. Every few weeks his sleep will be interrupted I think due to teeth, but of course it's always a guessing game. He already has 8 teeth  and got his teeth much sooner and faster than Max. They also seem to bother him more. Or I'm getting better at decoding baby issues, also possible. 
Eat: Nursing 4x per day, eating solid food 3-4 times a day. Loves all fruit especially peaches, strawberries and raspberries. Still enjoys pickles. Unfortunately, still seems to be bothered by dairy.
Likes: eating, crawling, climbing, when you help him go down the stairs, watching his brother, the pool filled with balls in the playroom, swings, sliding down the slide on his belly...
Dislikes: getting new teeth, when mom or dad leaves the room, the gate at the bottom of the stairs...