Sunday, January 25, 2009

Perry is 9 months!

Perry turned 9 months old yesterday! You can tell from this picture that he has gained some weight. He had his check-up this afternoon and he weighed 19 pounds and 9 ounces! He weighed only 14 pounds 5 ounces at his sixth month appointment and went from the 3rd percentile to the 30th percentile. He was 28 1/2 inches which is in the 70th percentile and his head was in the 80th percentile. The doctor said that he looks great and that he has 2 bottom teeth that should poke through soon, which would explain the endless drooling.

Perry is still not crawling. He absolutely hates tummy time, which is why I haven't been that good about doing it. I have started to make him do "tummy time" a lot more lately and even though he yells the entire time, he is starting to get his tummy up off the ground and scoots backwards a little. He is pretty good at standing and hanging onto furniture and that seems like all he wants to do lately.

Perry's favorite time of the day is bath time! He could stay in there all day long. He doesn't even need any toys, he just loves splashing in the water.

Perry at 9 months is a pretty happy baby. He talks all of the time! He is making tons of sounds, except for mama (which took a long time for all of my kids to get) and doing about 3 signs. He also waves and claps his hands. He likes just about every food you give him, except for carrots and peas. He is always really enjoying having more finger foods and being able to feed himself. The only difficult thing about Perry's age is he is going through MAJOR separation anxiety. Every time we drop him off at the church nursery, he starts crying uncontrollably. I actually quit my MOPS group because Perry was crying so much in the nursery that they always ended up bringing him back to me. The only person that he will go to without crying is Grandma (thankfully because I need a break every once in awhile).

1 comment:

Melissa Mooradian Photography said...

Perry is getting so big! I can't believe how much he weighs! He did gain a lot of weight since his last weigh in! I love getting the updates about him on your blog...I can identify completely with all of his new tricks! I love the onzies that you have each month for him to wear...that would be a great gift. If you remember where you got them, would you post the link on your blog??