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9 months

Posted on: March 7, 2012

A&A turned 9 months on Monday! Wow! I cannot believe they are already 9 months old…time has flown. I just want to hold on and not have them grow up so quickly. It is a joy to see them so full of fun and discovering new things everyday, and soon they will walking/running and talking. I cant wait for that but at the same time I am sad that this phase will be over…

Some of the milestones this month-

Sleeping

Aru is good night sleeper. He falls asleep while drinking his milk and we leave him in his crib in his room, and he sleeps right through till 5:30-6AM. Sometimes, he wakes up in the night, and we find it hard to put him back to sleep, but it has definitely improved. He is so cuddly and cute, and i love going to see him in the morning when he gives me the most adorable smile ever!

Adi is a good sleeper too, but he still sleeps with us in the bed. He moves around a lot, and sometimes I feel like I am going to fall off the bed! He is so cute when he throws his hand and hugs you or reaches out to find you in his sleep. I know that soon enough I will have to transition him into his crib after the grandparents leave, but that’s going to be as hard for me as for him…

I wonder how the daylight saving on Sunday this week is going to affect their schedule. And they start daycare on Monday, I am sure thats going to change up things!!

Their naps are quite good as well, they take 1 nap at 10-10:15 for 1-1.5 hours or so, and another one at 2 for about 1-1.5 hours. I hope they will stay that way when they start daycare too.

Eating

Both of them eat 3 meals a day. They are not great eaters, some days are good and other days are bad. I have heard of babies not eating store bought food, and preferring home cooked baby food. However in my case, the 2 of them love Earth’s Best Stage 1 and 2 foods. We rarely use them, but they lap it up whenever we do. It makes me feel like such a bad cook, slogging away for hours in the kitchen making gourmet baby food!!

For breakfast I do either oatmeal with apples/banana/pears/avocado. For lunch it is generally a precooked meal I prepare over the weekend and freeze. As for dinner, we do lentils which my MIL makes, or a precooked meal. Of late I have been trying to incorporate more finger foods for dinner like cheese and puffs, and will probably start vegetables like carrot, beans etc. as well. i personally don’t think they are are ready for finger food, since they seem to just swallow stuff, and act like they are choking( which totally freaks me out!).

Moving Around

Adi has mastered crawling! He is all over the place, examining lamps, plants, the home theater system, speakers, plug points, wires and what not!! He loves to hold onto things and stand up. It is scary to watch him, since he falls multiple times, and sometimes hurts himself!

We really need to baby-proof the house, and we haven’t got to it still. I am leaving it up to R to do that!

Aru is rolling from back to tummy off late (really really late.. I know!). He still doesn’t crawl or move around. His legs are quite strong, he can hold onto my hand and stand, and sway back and forth. I think he gets very frustrated when he sees Adi moving around, and tries to push himself, but he hasn’t been successful…

Weight

We have a 9 month doctor’s appointment this Friday when we will find out for sure, but I think they are both around 20 lbs.

Firsts

Adi clapped for the first time this month. He crawls around and stands up. He plays with him slide and understands that if he puts the animal on top, it will slide down. He loves his books, and will laugh and talk to things in the book.

Aru claps, waves “bye bye” and shakes his head sideways when he doesnt want something. He loves playing peek-a-boo and laughs loudly and continuously when he is amused.

Wow! They will be a year in 3 months!! More fun times ahead!

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