Friday, January 25, 2013

Aiden's 9 Month Stats

Well, Aiden has officially been around as long as I was pregnant with him. Probably a little longer, since he decided he wanted to join us a little after 38 weeks, but, who's counting? Who has the time to keep track?! Anyway...

Nine months old. I can hardly believe it... I guess what I can truly hardly believe is that he's almost one...

We went for his check up with the doctor today, and I made sure we met with Dr. Graham today... as he's the best doctor in their practice and although I love all of them at Coastal Peds, I wanted to make sure I had his opinion on my concerns. After waiting a lovely 45 minutes to see him, we finally got to go to the exam room. Aiden's been eating wonderfully, sleeping great, and *knock on wood*, has yet to be sick. I remember Alli having ear infection after ear infection and a trip in an ambulance by now... oh boy. So, in those departments, we were doing great. But, as a constant worrier of a mom (and it sure doesn't help being a pediatric nurse), I couldn't help but ask the doctor questions about Aiden's development. He hasn't really rolled a whole lot, hates being on his stomach, isn't even trying to crawl, doesn't pull up on things... just likes to reach and grab for toys, he can turn/scoot himself all the way around on his butt, and lately, all he's loved to do is "walk" with you holding both of his hands walking behind him. After a lot of discussion with Dr. Graham, he made me feel a lot better. He's normal, it's fine, we'll just keep working on keeping his muscles toned, working on developing those muscles and movements more, and he'll get there. No worries. But, yes, I still worry.

The Stats:
Weight: 19 lbs 3 oz (40th percentile)
Length: 29 inches (74th percentile)
Head: 18 inches (70th percentile)

He definitely is growing well and right on track, which is great.

Diaper Size: 3's
Clothing Size: some 9 month outfits still, but those are getting to be high-waters, so, mostly 12 month sleepers and pants for the length. He can still fit in 6 month shirts though.
Shoe Size: 3's, he still really only wears socks though, or bare feet :)
Food: Still on all mommy milk bottles/cups, 3 meals a day with cereal in the AM, puffs, crunchies, melts, anything that Alli tries to sneak him, he'll take. He loves drinking Eric's OJ in the morning's too.
Naps: About an hour and a half in the AM and an hour in the afternoon
Sleep: Asleep for the night by 7pm and up about 6am
Teeth: One. (but, the day after he turned 9 months, his second one came through... so really, two bottom teeth now!)
Sounds: Still just dada, lots of babbles, squeals, clucking noises, blowing raspberries, and these low grunting noises... hard to explain, but they're funny.
Play: He loves blocks, cars, anything with wheels that rolls back and forth, like the toy airplane and toy dump truck. He loves the dog and most of all, his big sister. He could watch her forever, and he's always following her around. He'll turn his head and about break his neck to try and watch her while he's eating and she's running crazy. She loves to have him ride in her cozy coupe with her too, and he seems to enjoy it. Riding in the stroller and the swing out back are some favorites, too. Anything that involves being around us, he loves.
New buddies: Everyone in his new big boy class at school :)

Waiting patiently in the waiting room before his 9 month check up!

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