Even though I am terribly behind on my blog due to the fact that I had to serve on a jury for almost 2 weeks and baby is cutting his 6th tooth, I decided I’d go ahead and do an update on what baby learned and became interested in during month 9. It was a really big month for him and I’d have to say in terms of learning new things it rivals month 6.
- Big boy crawling on his hands and knees. (One day he just did it and from then on hasn’t stopped)
- Standing from a sitting position without holding on to anything.
- Pointing at objects and being able to identify them by pointing at them if I call them out. Ie: light, shoes, tv, Vincent in mama’s belly (Pic of his ultrasound on the fridge)
- Helping to dress himself by putting his arms into his shirts and realizing that the shirt has to go over his head.
- How to put a hat or other objects on his head.
- How to eat with his spoon.
- Playing peek-a-boo where he is the one hiding.
- Words he learned: Grandma and ball stick out as the two big ones.
- All words to date: Hi, mama, doggy, get you get you, tickle tickle, Elmo, baba, neh neh (his word for bottle w/ formula), big boy (Can’t say it very well), no no and nei nei (Norwegian for no). Probably more that I can’t remember right now. Still no “papa”.
- Babbling (lots and lots of it).
- Obsessed with watching the toilet flush, emptying the dogs water bowl or trying to eat the dogs food before I catch him, spitting, still absolutely loves music and dances all the time to it
- Learned how to play with this “ball popper” toy that he got. He puts the ball IN the machine to make it spit it back out. (Got video that I will show later.)
- Learned to walk with a push toy that he got on Christmas day
Last but not least…
- Learned to walk!!! on January 29th, one of the only days I ever left him in his whole 9 months. I was at Jury duty but luckily my mom got it on video and he hasn’t stopped since and is now almost a pro.
I will post a few blogs at a later time with vids and with the techniques I have been using to get him to point and identify objects and also learn how to eat with a spoon.