Child of Mine

9 Months

I’m late with the post, but RJ is 9 months!! He had his checkup this past Tuesday. Here are the stats:

Weight: 17lbs 9ozs

Length: 29.5in

Head: 17.72cm

The time is flying by! It seems as though he is changing everyday.  He can say Dada, Mama, and a host of other sounds.  He can clap and plays peek-a-boo.  He crawls like a champ, pulls up on everything and gets into EVERYTHING!!  He has yet to refuse any food I put before him.  However, he is not a fan of any chunkier food…or so I thought.

Last week one of his teachers told me he eats Cheerios,Ritz crackers and as of Friday, graham crackers at school! I was flabbergasted! I told her,every time I attempt to give him any think like that, he gags, sometimes so much so that he vomits!  *She thinks seeing the other kids eating them, encourages him to do the same. Yeah, it’s baby peer pressure, but I don’t mind, this time!* We tried to give him puffs after hearing about his eating adventures at school. He promptly projectile vomited on me!    *I relayed this to his doctor, and after she laughed at me, she said it’s a process and he will get better.*

Speaking of daycare, it is going exceptionally well!  Hubby takes him and picks him up and it’s a breeze. I’m able to pick him up every other Wednesday.  He rarely cries anymore an if he is not asleep when we pick him up, he is playing with the other kids! It is definitely a success story.  I really think being around the other kids is helping him.  I really like his new teacher and she LOVES him!!  Also, I’m happy to hear his class will be starting a curriculum in September.  I’m not sure what all it will entail, but I’m happy he won’t just be playing and sleeping all day.

He is sleeping a lot better, now.  I no longer have to rock him to sleep. I can put him in the crib and he will fall asleep on his own! He is sleeping through the night, sporadically.  I mentioned this to his doctor, and she told me to do two things.

First: Stop giving him a bottle when he wakes up in the middle of the night. Mainly, because he may just be waking up for the bottle.

Second: If and when he wakes up, let him cry it out. Go check on him every 5 to 10 minutes, but for the most part allow him to calm himself down and go back to sleep on his own.  Not giving him the bottle was fine, but I’ve ALWAYS been skeptical of the whole cry it out theory.  It had been suggested by friends before but I never did it.  Well, we tried it and it worked.  Now, if he wakes up, he calms himself, he may sit and play awhile, and then he goes back to sleep.  I must say, it is still VERY hard for me not to go in there and pick him up, and I’m sure I still will, from time to time. However, it does work and he doesn’t appear to hate me in the mornings:)

Last, but certainly not least, he finally has some teeth!!!! The bottom to are in and have been for about a month now.  The top two are making their way through!! It’s so amazing and so far, he hasn’t been a really cranky teether. That’s a blessing!

Gosh, before I know it, I’ll be blogging about his first birthday!:)

2 Comments

  • Reply kita August 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    They grow fast. I don’t even remember my son in those days and he is 5 now. Cherish it

  • Reply Amber August 29, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I’m ready for my LO to stop waking up in the middle of the night and I’m starting to believe that she does it just to eat. But it would be hard for us to let her cry it out because her crib is in our room by circumstance, not by choice). So when those cries get to a level 10, it’s hard to ignore! LOL

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