Holden Beckett: 9 Months Old!

It's been 9 months in and 9 months out as of yesterday, Mr. Holden Beckett!  Three-fourths of a year has gone by so very quickly and life continues to speed on by at the blink of an eye.  You have matured so much over these past few weeks.  It's like I can see your little brain working and picking up on something new everyday in our day-to-day lives.  Just watching you interact with the world, I feel like you understand things so much more than you did one short month ago.  You are intrigued by quite a lot these days, the biggest being your big brother.  You watch him intently and study him, follow him, and copy him.  And more often than not, you want whatever toy he has.  Which he does not love, but such is life when you're a brother!

At just nine months old, you definitely have your own opinions.  You are a feisty little guy and when you don't want/like something, you're sure to let us know!  You hate having your face/nose wiped and you even hate staying still long enough to have your diaper changed!  You did not like anything about your well-baby check this morning - the finger prick, the doctor checking your ears, nothing.  However, unlike your brother at this age, you will sit in one place and play with the same toy for some time.  You're not quite as active as he was, but your dad and I agree that it's only a matter of time before you can beat him up! :)

Recent happenings in your nine-month life include you standing with support (on New Year's Eve), walking around things like the couch, your first run with Daddy, and a few days ago, climbing the stairs!  No joke!  I took Brantley upstairs to quickly do something, not thinking twice about leaving the baby gate open, and I was headed back down when you were three stairs up!  Holy cow, I was not prepared for that!  You climb on everything these days so I should have known!  You also started saying "Mama" about a week ago which is almost the exact age Brantley was when he did the same.  To be fair, you're not saying Mama in reference to me, but it's still Mama nonetheless in my eyes!

Another month down, another month more fun!  Until next time, Baby Holden!

Love you, Little Stinker!

9-Month Update:

Size | Skinny with a big head!
Height 27.8 inches (32th percentile--up from 24th percentile at 6 months)
Weight 18 pounds 5 ounces (16th percentile--down from 32nd percentile at 6 months)
Head 46.5 centimeters (81st percentile--up from 28th percentile at 6 months)

Words | Mama!

Activity | Crawling (mostly army, some on your knees), standing with support, climbing on everything

Food | 4 bottles per day - 6 to 7 ounces each time.  Solids three times per day - a good mix of rice, oatmeal, fruits, veggies, and meats.  You are enjoying food so much more than you were two months ago and the only thing you absolutely dislike (so far) is broccoli.  Still loving baby snacks - Mum Mums, Puffs, yogurt bites, and cheerios.

Sleep | About 10 hours each night and about two naps per day.  A good nap is an hour or longer, they're usually between 30 and 45 minutes, though you seem to be napping longer than you ever have in recent days.

Bedtime/Waketime | Bedtime around 7 or 7:30pm.  Wake time is as early as 5am (more common) or as late as 6:30am (less common). 

Hair | Light brown.

Eyes | Bright blue

Teeth | Your second is popping up as I type!

Wardrobe | 6 to 9 months in tops/onesies and finally also in pants!

Diapers | Still trying to use up the abundance in size 2s I bought, but we use size 3s overnight.

Likes | The list is the same as a month ago - Brantley, Kinnick, snacks, your doorway bouncer, toys, baths (until it's time for washing your hair), the dog bowl, playing peek-a-boo.  Also, climbing, standing, Mommy & Daddy.

Dislikes | Being tired, being hungry, having your face touched, having your hair washed, showers with Daddy.

Mommy's Fave | This is really surface level, but I love that you are more independent now.  We can just give you your bottle and you feed yourself, we can put you down and you play, etc.  It sure makes life easier at times!

And someone please remind me of the struggle I went through to get these sub-par pictures before having my next child.  These monthly photos are stressful...no, beyond stressful...at this age. Here is a more accurate portrayal for our photo session today. 


1 comment:

  1. I hear on the photo shoots being stressful, I wonder why I put us thru them! He is so adorable, those lashes of his are to die for!