How is it that my sweet boy is already 9 months? Time has flown by and everyday with this boy is an adventure. He is constantly keeping me on my toes and has completely stolen my heart. I feel like this past month he has learned so many new things and really has a personality now. He is interested in so many things and is very aware of his surroundings. Next week, Carson has his 9 month appointment with his pediatrician, so I will be able to get his accurate weight, height, etc. then. I love this boy so much!
Teething: It seems like every week this boy has a new tooth coming in! He has two teeth on the bottom and 1 on the top. He looks like a total hillbilly right now with 1 tooth, but the other one is just about to pop through! Teething has been really rough, there have been a few sleepless nights and days were he is just really clingy.
Clothing: As far as clothing size, it is all over the place. He wears mostly 9 month clothes but can also fit into 12 months and 6 months, depending on if the brand runs big or small.
Eating: Carson loves to eat. He will eat anything and everything we give him. He usually will have some mashed fruit or oatmeal in the morning and then for dinner will have some pureed veggies or whatever we are having cut up in small pieces. He also loves to snack on puffs! He would eat the whole container if I let him! Carson is getting really good at self feeding and feeds himself most of the time, unless it is something he has to eat with a spoon. We have tried lots of new foods this month and thankfully doesn’t seem to have any aversions to anything yet! Carson also has four 8oz bottles a day.
Nicknames: I’d day 75% of the time we call hims “bubs” instead of by his real name. For some reason we started calling him that after he was born and it has just kinda stuck. We also occasionally will call him “boogie boo” or “boogie bear”. Yes, we are those parents.
Likes: More like LOVES his “Ba ba” (bottle), bath time, reading books, going on walks, patty cake, peek-a-boo, and playing with his daddy. He also likes having free roam of the house to crawl wherever he pleases. Carson also loves to play with Roxy’s food bowl and bang it on the ground. He is also obsessed with outlet plugs. I will put like 10 toys in front of this boy and he will crawl straight to the outlet.
New this month: This has been a big month for Carson. He has learned so much lately. He learned to crawl on all fours, pull up on furniture, stand up, and seems to be learning something new every day. He also cut 2 new teeth this past month. I don’t know if its because of teething but Carson has been super clingy and hates being left alone.
Dislikes: Naps, bumbo, and doesn’t like being in his carseat for an extended period of time.
Sleeping: At night, Carson has been sleeping really well. He goes to bed between 7:30 or 8 and usually sleeps till 6:30 or 7am. Once in a while he will wake up in the middle of the night, but usually will fall back asleep after a few minutes. I am so grateful that he sleeps through the night! Naps on the other hand are another story, he hates taking naps and usually will end up napping in the car or falling asleep in random places like in his saucer:
This boy is such a ham. Even though carson is now so mobile and getting into everything, this is still such a fun age. It’s been such a joy watching him learn new things. He is like a sponge right now, soaking in and intently watching everything we are doing. I think my favorite part of the day is when I go into carson’s room when he first wakes up and he pops up his little head and gives me the biggest grin. It’s seriously the best feeling. We are getting our family pictures taken this weekend so I will have more “professional” photos of him. All these photos are super random, but they are some of my favorites. I can’t wait to have some new family pictures, we haven’t had any good quality pics of all 3 of us since carson was a newborn.
Jordan and I are so grateful to be Carson’s mom and dad. It has been such a joy watching him grow and learn new things everyday. I’m so thankful for this boy! Happy 9 months Carson, we love you!