nine months old

June 14, 2012

Dear Milo,

Your two bottom teeth finally came out! You’re still drooling like crazy though which, everyone says is a sure sign of teething so we’re still anxiously waiting for some more to come out. It’s really cute to see your smile with those two little bottom teeth sticking out. Now, we have to teach you how to brush your teeth!

Your motor skills have improved a lot this past month. You now know now how to climb up stairs, your pincer grasp is almost there, you’re using your crib to do pull-ups, and everyday it seems like your body is learning something new. I will also remember this past month because you’re also now willingly drinking milk from a bottle! After 8 months of resistance, you’re now drinking from a bottle even if I hold it! I seriously have tears of joy every time I think about it because I’m so proud.

Some of your favorite foods lately include, raisin bread, watermelon, grapes, noodles, & kang kong. You like to taste a lot of different things but I’m not sure exactly how much is actually going in your tummy because you haven’t gained a lot of weight in the past couple of months. We have to work on this.

I’m not sure if you have a favorite toy but you like things that have sounds (toys with music), things that move (anything with wheels seem to fascinate you right now), things you can put in your mouth (anything you can get your hands on), and things that are dangerous (power cords, power outlets, electric fans). I think you’re now also learning the word ‘NO’ because we use it so often now to try and teach you not to touch the things you’re not supposed to.

Lastly, your 8th month was another mark of your growing independence. We moved you into your own room. I think that first night you slept in your room by yourself was harder for me than it was for you. So far, you seem to sleep better at night though so it’s all for the best.

Only a couple of months to go and you will be 1. What should we do to celebrate?

month-by-month photo comparison

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