Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Colton is 9 Months Old...

Colton turned 9 months old yesterday, and I’m just sick over how fast the past 9 months have gone by…

Seriously…how does that happen? I feel like we were dealing with all of his “issues” (RSV hospitalization, circumcision, reflux, not sleeping) and then all of a sudden we blinked and have this happy, exploring, sweet baby boy. I’m glad the newborn months are behind us…I’m not really a fan of those anymore, but it all didn’t have to go so quickly :(

So Colton can finally sit well on his own, although that really doesn’t happen much because as soon as I sit home down somewhere he flops himself onto his belly and takes off! He army crawls everywhere! He has no interest in getting up on all fours and crawling the right way…probably because the time it would take to learn how to do that would take away from time he could be exploring somewhere in the house. He loves to crawl on top of and wrestle with anyone that gets down on the ground in his way, so of course the boys love doing that with him!

He still nurses, but I’m not sure how much longer that will last (at least at any time that is not the middle of the night). He is just too busy to sit there and nurse! He gets distracted too easily and always wants to be looking around. He has also given up on bottles :( He’s starting to take up sippy cups, but not as much as I would like…the poor kid is not getting very much liquid during the day! But he can eat, let me tell you! He has his two bottom teeth, and his top two coming in (canine and top right), so he can down some cheerios and puffs like it’s nobody’s business! He eats at least two jars of stage 2 baby food each meal, and loves yogurt and cheese. He is such a messy eater that I’ve had to bathe him each night before bed. Thankfully I can now bathe him in the kitchen sink while I’m cleaning up after dinner :)

He still gets up 2 or 3 times in the middle of the night to eat. I’ve gotten pretty used to the lack of sleep, and him eating in the middle of the night gets him the liquid he’s not getting during the day and keeps my supply up, so I really don’t mind it too much (but I’m on the 3 month countdown to being done with nursing and hopefully getting him to sleep through the night!).

He is just such a fun baby…when he sees me for the first time, he kicks his little legs like crazy, flails his arms, and digs his face into my shoulder when I pick him up. When I get him from the crib, we pause in front of his bathroom mirror and I ask “where’s the cute baby?” and when he sees his reflection and hears that he smiles and starts the kicking all over again :)

I love this little guy so much! I just wish he would stop growing up :)


Sherry said...

Nine months old all ready?? Wow just doesn't seem possible. His pictures are sooooooooooooo adorable!!!!!

Kellie said...

Already?! He's NINE months old ALREADY?! Craziness!

Such a handsome little guy--love the pictures!!