Wednesday, August 20, 2014

9 Months!

     Hard to believe this kiddo turned 9 months old on Monday!  He is just growing so fast and learning new things at such a quick speed.  This kid is one that likes to be on the move and not really a fan of sitting still (makes church time and eating interesting).  He's not walking on his own yet, but is a pro at holding on to furniture or people to get places, so walking on his own is probably not too far off.  Several times this month he has even stood on his own for a few seconds, so we're making progress!  He crawls at lightning speed and can find trouble in no time! (i.e. toilet paper rolls)
     We are now up to 4 teeth!  The pediatrician found his other top front tooth just breaking through his gums.  These top ones have been a doozie and rough on the little pooper (and his parents), but he's a trooper and trucking on!  With those chompers, we have started giving you table food, which you love!  Makes going out to restaurants much more pleasant for your Mommy and Daddy!  Haven't really found anything you don't like, but I'm sure that'll change as you get older.  For now, I'll just be very grateful for having a non-picky eater!
     This trip to the pediatrician I was actually able to time it so you went on the exact day you turned 9 months.  It was supposed to be a no-shot visit, which is what I told Caden, but the flu vaccine had just come in, so your Mommy lied and unfortunately you got a shot.  Sorry buddy!  The doctor was pleased with how well you were doing and said everything looked good! (Sweet music to this Mommy's ears!)  Here are your latest stats:

Head Circumference: 18.11" (79%) (Biggest part of this kid is still his noggin, big brain growing in there!)
Height: 28.5" (58%)
Weight: 19 lbs. (38%) (Still a little guy, but the perfect size to me!)

     Over this past month, we've gone to the pool a number of times, which you love!  He's such a water baby, and loves to splash in the pool and move his feet so quickly!  What I love about the pool is that afterwards Caden will take a long nap!  Win-win for us both!  Caden spent his 2nd night away from his Momma, but he was in good hands at Grandma and Grandpa's house!  Grandma took him to Bible class with her and Casey & I were able to go to a marriage seminar at our church, so that was good.
     Caden also went to his 1st eye doctor appt, this month.  Amazingly, one of our sweet friends from church is an optometrist!  Her office is out in Waller, but for us it's a straight shot down 290 and only takes about 30 minutes.   She's a great doctor, so it's worth trip to see her and make sure those peepers are working properly.  Sitting still is not his favorite thing to do, but in a very short time the doctor was able to check multiple things (and could even tell he slightly favored one eye).  Overall his eyes look good!  The staff absolutely loved him and welcomed him back anytime! 

9 months and getting harder each month to get
a good picture because someone can't stop moving
What happens sometimes when Daddy changes him
Standing up all by himself!
Looks like such a little man in this pic with his western wear
and custom belt like his Daddy had as a little boy
Driving Uncle David's truck
A magnet for trouble!  Silence for too long is not a good sign!
Such a good helper while shopping!

Can't wait to watch some Aggie football with this kid!
Discovered the pantry
At the eye doctor getting his peepers checked!
This boy is the best and we love him more each day!  Can't wait to see what this next month has in store for us!

"Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on him because He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:6-7