I know it's such a cliche, but time is going by unbelievably quickly....it's insane that Liam is over 9 months old! Here are the stats from his check up last week:
Weight: 19 lbs, 12 oz (36th percentile)
Height: 29 inches (76th percentile!)
Head circumference:46 cm (can't remember the percentile, 60th, I think?)
Looking back at Jake's stats from this same check up, Liam has pretty much caught up with his big brother...Jake was 20 lbs even, and the exact same height.
Can you tell who is who? (rocking the same outfit!)
Liam's appointment went well; the best news is, his reflux seems to be improving (finally!) and the doctor said that we would most likely be able to discuss weaning off the meds at his 12 month appointment, if not before then. We're so excited that he might finally get some relief. His ear infection from the week before was halfway cleared up, one was fine, the other ear was still infected. We just finished up the antibiotic on Tuesday and his sleep is getting better, so we're hoping it's totally gone now.
He had a few patches of eczema at his last appointment, and at that time, they told us to just try some aquaphor after his bath, which seemed to help most of the time until a week ago or so, when all of a sudden, it spread all over the place (his belly, back, neck elbows, knees, ankles) and looked so much worse than before. We've now moved onto hydrocorisone cream twice/day and that does seem to be helping for now.
He's still an enthusiastic eater; we've gone through pretty much all of the purees at this point and there are none that he's rejected thus far (and he loves yogurt). We started puffs and mum-mums a few weeks ago, he's a big fan of both. Just this week we started giving him some diced up peas and carrots with dinner; he was a bit hesitant at first, I think they frustrated him since they were harder to pick up, but he's getting the hang of it. I need to be better about giving him some table foods along with purees now that he's mastering the pincher grasp.
He babbles like crazy, and we've heard both mama and dada, which always makes me smile whether it's actually directed at me or not. He's been more interested in books (instead of just being interested in chewing on them) and he especially loves the touch and feel ones that we have. He really likes the activity table, or anything that lets him stand, really.
He's still not crawling yet; the doctor was a bit concerned about this, mainly because he seems to have no interest in moving in any way (he has only rolled a few times, doesn't scoot or anything like that, he's quite content to just sit and take everything in). We don't need to worry about it just yet, he wants to give it a month and see if he makes any progress by then before making any decisions. He's also "graduating" from the Infant 1 room at daycare and moving up to the next room, so I'm thinking maybe he'll be inspired once he moves over there, watching all of the other kids move around.
Happy 9 months, sweet Liam...it's so much fun watching your little personality develop!