9 month stats:
Wt: 23 lbs 13 oz (90th %)
Ht: 30 1/4 in (95th %)
The Jack Hammer. Jack is the last to crawl. To be fair, he can move forward, when you are not looking. When you look...encourage...give him your support...he holds arms and feet up in the air and screams. He just seems to be a little timid. He gets up on his hands and knees, rocks, and begins the process. He then gives up and collapses. I think we just haven't found the right motivation yet.
Jack is the sweetest boy ever. He is my cuddler. He just melts in my arms, nuzzles up to me, sighs, and makes me feel so loved. He is so gentle. He softly reaches up and strokes my hair and face. He's just simply content to be held. Not a problem for me.
As sweet and gentle as he can be, the guy also has a TEMPER. He gets frustrated fairly easily (note crawling here) and we often joke that he needs a little anger management. His middle name is Casey after all... He will look at you, straighten his arms out, grind his teeth together, and let out a deep, guttural, growl. Sometimes he growls so hard he coughs after. Crazy boy. This is often followed by throwing himself backward. This is what you call a real fit.
He's a big talker. Lots of "blah blah", "ma ma", and "dee dee". Funny enough, he has the sweetest and softest voice. He's almost clapping when you clap. He tries so hard but can't get his hands to meet!
Jack's not really into the table foods yet...those silly boys prefer me to feed them! He has two teeth on the bottom, two middle teeth on top, and two more coming in next to them.
His sweet gentleness is matched only by his sharp mood swings and temper! But, he does have the dreamiest eyes...and the longest eyelashes.
9 month stats:
Wt: 21 lbs. 12 oz. (75th %)
Ht: 30 in. (90th %)
The changes are happening so fast. Every day they are doing more.
We got the go-ahead to switch to 20 cal/oz formula instead of the 22 cal/oz. They now have a bottle 3 times per day instead of 4. They spoon feed 3 times per day. They are still napping 3 times per day, but are showing signs of getting ready to drop that last nap.
They are doing great, I'm doing great, and I can't believe it's already been 9 months. It has been so much fun. I love being with them every day and they bring out the best in me. It's hard work, but I'm with my very favorite people all day long, so it doesn't even feel like work. I'm REALLY ready for the temperature to drop because we haven't been out much lately. It's just not worth all of the sweating that is involved. Things are getting a lot easier, the schedule is getting a lot more flexible, and they are just really happy babies. That makes my job pretty cushy, right? I can't wait to see what the next month brings!