Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dylan - 9 Months

Dylan made huge progress this month in so many categories! He's now a crawler - and a power crawler at that! Just a few days after he turned 8 months he decided that sitting still was for the birds and he got his move on. I forgot how much I love the sound of little baby hands slapping on the floor as they crawl around. He quickly transitioned to standing too, while holding on of course, but hasn't yet figured out how to sit back down. This is especially an issue when he stands in his crib and hangs over the rails, exhausted, but can't lay back down.

He started drooling up a storm again, and when I finally checked in his mouth I found a top tooth! The other three had their bottom teeth as of 7 months but didn't get their tops until their first birthday. As the month progressed it's clear that he's actually sprouting all four top teeth! So weird to see such a small baby with so many tiny teeth! It is helping with the table food transition though. He's eating real bananas, sweet potatoes, pancakes, cheerios, yogurt, green beans, carrots, cheese and crackers. He loves the textures and all the new tastes. I'm working on a sippy cup, but right now it seems like more of a chew toy.

He has been sleeping like a champ all month, going to bed around 6:15pm and sleeping until 7am... FINALLY!! I feel like a new woman with uninterrupted nights of sleep. He's napping pretty great too, usually with two 1 1/2-2 hour naps, unless he misses the first one and is over-tired, then the whole day is a bust.

His 9 month well visit is next week, stats to come.