Welcome to Behind the Blog with Baby E, I’m excited to share about my little 9 month old boy today! I just can’t believe we are three-quarters of the way to his 1st Birthday! Baby E is growing and engaging with the world around him and trying to keep up with his brother. He is amazing and brings us so much happiness!
- Weight: 21 pounds
- Height: 28.25 inches
- Clothing Size: 12 months
- Shoe Size: 3
- Teeth: 4 on top & 4 on bottom
He is reaching a stage where he’s not too happy to eat baby puree anymore! He sees the family eating something different and he absolutely wants to try. His favorites are yogurt, Cheerios, and bananas. Of course, he decided this after I stocked the pantry so I still try to sneak the purees in but often times he lets me know he doesn’t want it by swatting my hands away! He also loves reaching for brother’s water cup but he doesn’t like any of the ones I purchased specifically for him!
The latest and greatest is he LOVES to pull himself to a standing position whenever and wherever he can! I might just pretend I haven’t seen him taking little steps once in a standing position holding on to furniture or toys – where’s my little baby?!? He also moves with his scooter crawl, pushes with his right leg and glides on his left knee all over. Silly boy! He likes to clap and wave hi & bye! He’s still not sleeping through the night. His normal is waking up once and he goes back to sleep easily but right now he has his first cold so the last few nights he’s been awake more at night than sleeping, reminds me of his four-month sleep regression!
Baby E is a lovable, happy little boy. He is a pretty independent little guy – doesn’t want to be held much even though I still just squish and snuggle him but 9/10 times, he wants nothing to do with it! He’s still ok with letting Toddler E be in charge and he tends to go with the flow – he happily plays, goes for walks, and watches his brother. He has no problem letting us know when something is wrong – wah, wah, wah! :)
Things he LOVES
Baby E is 9 months and Toddler E is 2 years 9 months. My heart, mind, and body still pause when I see them bonding together – whether it’s the baby in the middle of the pile of blocks, while my toddler builds or when my toddler puts his arm around his brother in the stroller. I LOVE and TREASURE the interactions between them. Of course there are countless frustrations as well, often times the pat on the head or the hug causes Baby E to squeal (we are still learning gentle touch) and I still feel my heart drop when they both need me at the exact same moment. There’s a quote that resonates with me lately: “The days are long but the years are short.”