9 Months Old

Our baby boy is 9 months old today! And he's not such a baby anymore. He looks more grown-up to me and weighs in at a whoppin 19 lbs, 4 ozs!
We didn't have an official 9-month check-up because Mom wasn't on the ball. So we get his official stats next month. We did however go to the dr. on Friday because I was concerned about a recurring cough he's had and the constant scratchy of his ears, and the waking up 4 times in the night. Ends up the little guy has double ear infections. Ouch. Sorry Owen.
So we've got him on antibiotics and hopefully he'll be back to normal soon.
Things he's doing at 9 months...
* moving everywhere! He's learned to crawl!
He hasn't totally mastered it yet, but he can still get around fast enough that I need to remember to close certain doors. The other day I found him in the bathroom, under the toilet, sucking on some knob from the base of the toilet. Uh, yuck.
He's also learned to get back into sitting position from crawling. A BIG improvement to being stuck on your stomach. Here he is in action. He does stuff on command too! (okay, it was just a coincidence):

* He makes funny faces and tries to attack Lucy. Sometimes Lucy runs away and sometimes she just laughs at him.
* He can pick up food with his hands and get it into his mouth (like small cheerios)
* He likes to stick his fingers in his mouth and constantly gags himself. Super annoying. Why do we have bulimic children?
* He loves his jumper and lunges at it when I'm putting him in.
* He's almost pulling himself up on things and sort of walks when we hold his hands
* He's a happy little guy and wants to be where the people are.
We love you Oweeeeeeen


Joe and Marci said...

He is so cute!! I can tell that he will be best friends with Lucy as they grow up. I love the picture of them together - pure joy!

megan said...

double ear infections?!? poor dude!! I didn't even noticed, every time I saw him he was still mr smily! hope he gets better soon!!

Nicole said...

Such a cutie!! I hope he feels better soon! Double ear infections, no fun. Jillian had 5 of them in 1 year plus having to have antibiotic shots because the medicine by mouth wasn't strong enough, they finally put tubes in her ears at 16mo old.

I love the picture of the two of them together too, they are so cute together.

the bates motel said...

too cute! he's such a big boy! love the pic of owen and lucy lying in bed :)! and hello he's crawling that happened fast! happy 9 mo owen!

Saunja said...

Oh, I love that sweet, cute little boy!!! And funny toy that slides into the picture out of nowhere at the end! Owen is so adorable. So is Lucy!

Kim said...

Every single one of these pictures is priceless!

It was fun meeting him in person and seeing you on Friday.

Karis said...

Cute Dana! He is getting so old. I think he looks alot like your dad. Cute pics too!

Jean said...

Nine months old, congrats!!! That's incredible. And crawling too! Wow! Sorry to hear about the ear infections, though, but yay for medicine.

Hahaha, that's really funny that he was sucking on the toilet. Okay, I'd be grossed out too, but you have to admit that it's still kinda funny. :-)

Camille said...

Cute! I love that pic of Owen and Lucy on the bed. It was good to see you guys last night. So cute to see him crawling!!

Sara said...

he gets cuter everyday! I love the crawling video and wish we were still there so him and Makenna could really play!

teresa and the boys said...

Yay -- Owen! Way to pack on the ounces and reach developmental milestones! Hallmark should really make a card for this kind of thing! =)

Cute. Cute. Cute. And more cute.

Suman Family said...

i can't get over these pictures. i love little owen! i want him to be my little buddy. i love that was able to see the crawling in person. he's so adorable.

so sad about the ear infections though - at least you know what is going on.

so gross about the toilet but i guess every kid needs a story like that.

debra said...

He is such a happy little guy, but i'm grossed out by the sucking on the toilet nob thing... boys will be boys I guess, huh? Still, SO cute!