Tuesday, February 8, 2011

9 Months Old!

Brayden is 9 months old today! I honestly never knew I could possibly love someone as much as I love him. Before you have kids, people tell you how special the love a mother has for her child is, but you can never imagine until you have kids. It breaks my heart that I don't get to spend more time with him, but every day when I get off work, I get so excited when I get to go pick him up. Although I really hate that I can't be a stay at home mom, I think our time away from each other during the day makes our time together in the evenings that much more sweet. I cannot imagine loving this sweet baby boy more than I already do, but I know without a shadow of a doubt that it will continue to grow stronger every day.

He also had his 9 month checkup today. I didn't get to go because of my new job so his daddy took him by himself. It went very well. I was a little nervous because men don't retain alot of information from doctor's visits so I knew I would just get the higlights of the visit. The doctor said Brayden is very healthy. He did get to see his temper (I know it will not be cute later, but now when he gets mad, it's hilarious!) He clenches his fists together, grunts, and his face gets completely red. Unfortunately, I do have to take credit for that gene, but I get it honestly! Here are the stats:
Weight: 20 pounds 8 ounces
Height: 30 inches
Head: 17 1/2
He is still in the 90th percentile on height so it looks like he's going to be pretty tall.

* He is still wearing a size 4 diaper, but we just had to buy our first box of diapers and we bought a size 3. Judging on his weight gain over the last few months, he'll probably be in this size for a while.
* He still wears size 12 month clothing.
* He is sleeping so good now that he goes to daycare - he falls asleep around 7:30 and gets up a little before 7 in the morning. It's amazing how much I can get done now!
* He's eating a little better. He loves yogurt and they feed him breakfast and lunch at daycare and I think he eats that ok. He's still eating 6 ounce bottles of formula about every 3 hours.
* He is still not crawling! The doctor said some babies just skip crawling altogether so it looks like that may be the case. However, he's proven that he's stubborn since before he entered the world a week late so it wouldn't surprise me if he's just being stubborn and insisting on being carried everywhere because he knows how to get on his knees. :)
* He gets cuter and more fun every day. I love watching him play with his toys because he just talks and keeps himself entertained for the longest time. He still loves his doorway jumper the most.
* He has started crying the past 2 days when I drop him off at daycare. It breaks my heart, but I know it's something I'll have to learn to deal with. He is definitely more aware of strangers and he loves his mommy! I think it makes his daddy a little jealous. :)

Overall, he's a very happy baby who is so loved, cherished, and adored. I love him so much! 

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