Stats: Haven’t weighed him lately but he was about 19.6 pounds at a doctor appointment in the middle of the month. After that huge jump in the last few months, I think he’s slowing down a bit!
Clothing Size: Moving into 9-12 month clothing! He fits better into brands that sell 6-12 month, and most of the 9-12 month stuff is still pretty big on him – especially the pants! But, he’s officially too big for his 6-9 month pants, so he’s at an in-between phase. Still in size 3 diapers!
Sleep: Hasn’t really changed at all this month. He started waking up earlier for a couple of weeks because he got sick, but he’s mostly back to normal now!
Eating: Still loves to eat everything! Anyone who sees him eat for the first time can’t help but comment on how good of an eater he is, and we’re constantly having people tell us how lucky we are that he eats so well! His favorite meal is breakfast, he usually only gets it on the weekends and he LOVES scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, and English muffins. We’ve found a few things he’s not a fan of finally (mushrooms, bell peppers, and green beans) but he eats just about everything else!
Milestones: So many changes this month! Jackson does a “real” crawl everywhere now, I haven’t seen him army crawl in quite a while. He is getting more and more confident with his cruising and can sometimes walk just holding one of my hands. He is so cautious that he doesn’t like to try it very often without full support – he always wants to hold onto something when he’s standing up, even though I’ve seen him stand unassisted several times. He’s a careful little guy! We also have our first words this month – he says “da” for “dog” and says “go” when we get close to a door and he wants to go through it (it sounds a lot like his word for “dog” but we’re confident that’s what he’s saying, so we count it!). He also says “bubba” sometimes when he’s talking to Ranger (which was officially his first word!). He cut his first two teeth this month, and along with that he had his first sickness and spent five days home from daycare this month! He waves sometimes (when he’s in the mood) and seems to learn a new skill just about every day!
Things we want to remember: I love how he whispers when he’s concentrating on something, and when he babbles at me like we’re having a real conversation. I also want to remember how sweet he is right now – I get lots of (short) cuddles and hugs now!
Special outings or adventures: We went to the Fall Festival at church for Jackson’s first Halloween – he had a blast! He spent a good two weeks either sick or recovering from being sick this month, so it was a pretty relaxed month at home.
Favorites: Still loving naked time and playing at the window. He loves to throw his toys now and balls are his favorite toys. Well, balls and the refrigerator – he likes to climb in it and pull out all the food! He’s LOVING the cold weather lately and gets so excited to go outside when it’s cold. When we get home from school he’ll shriek “go” at me when the dogs go to the backyard and wants to go squeal and laugh and chase the dogs around the backyard.
What we’ve learned: We learned how awful a sick baby is and how terrible it is to feel so helpless when he’s sick. We learned that teething is the absolute WORST and are already steeling ourselves for the rest of the teeth that will have to come in. We’re learning that Jackson just gets more and more fun as he gets older, and just how amazing it is to watch him grow!