Henry at 9 months is such a dreamy little character. He’s sweet as can be and such a smart little whip too. Here’s what our guy is up to…
Height: 28 inches
Weight: 19.8 pounds
Clothing size: 9 months, 6-12 months
Teeth: six, two on bottom and four on top
Sounds: wa-wa, ma-ma, ba-ba-ba. We’re not sure if he really knows any words yet but he does seem to know that wa-wa is water and mamamama is mama. Who know though, maybe it’s a coincidence.
Favorite Foods: anything carb-y like crackers and bread, beef jerky, lasagna, peanut butter cheerios, cheese
Loves to play: peekaboo, dancing, blocks and train tracks (knock ‘em down, destroy destroy! much to the chagrin of big brother), pat a cake, sandbox and water table fun, all big brother’s toys are so fun. And the computer keyboard and mouse. Super fun. Oh he also loves a bath. He hears the water come on and he crawls over super quickly and gets all crazy trying to climb in the bath.
Skills: fast crawling with his left knee down and his right knee up, splayed out to the side a little, speed crawling and giggling up the stairs, cruising around the furniture and toys, pushes a chair or laundry basket across floor while walking behind it, feeding himself, climbing on top of stools and boxes, being a little Houdini on the changing table or in a shopping cart. He’s a quick one!
This week Henry learned a bunch of new things all at once. He’s a little over 9 months (6/15) but I’m including it here because it just happened a few days ago and I’m late. He learned to clap, give kisses and wave! The cutest! He also throws his arms above his head when we say “yay!” or “up high!”. Pretty dang cute. I was holding him a couple days ago and he waved at Gavin, clapped his hands and did UP HIGH all in quick succession a couple of times. It was like he was showing brother all his new skills. Gavin sat there quietly for a couple minutes and then said very seriously and proudly “how did he learn to do that?”
Henry is thrilled when we peekaboo him or threaten “I’m going to get you!” and tickle him. He loves to be danced around, turned upside down over my shoulder, and loves to be under a sheet or blanket with us. He gets kind of panicked and freaked out with laughter when make a blanket fort, but I think it’s in a good way because as soon as I pull the blanket off he is trying to get me to cover him up again.
My favorite new Henry trick is that he gives a kiss and gets totally thrilled and awestruck when I say “oh thank you for that kiss!” and then he wants to repeat the kiss & thank you a million times. It’s the sweetest.
I can’t believe he’s nine months old already. Seems like we’ve had him forever but at the same time it seems like he should only be about four months old. I think he’ll be walking by the end of July. We’ll see what this tricky baby has up his sleeve in month TEN!