Will 9 Months Update
It's hard to believe that Will is 3 months away from turning ONE YEAR OLD. He's my little giggly + sunshine-y baby boy and I just love spending time with him. Although Will was sick again for a week this month with a runny nose, it didn't stop from smiling or slow him down from playing. He's just a happy baby all around.
Eat & Sleep
Will drinks about a total of 880cc of milk a day (220cc x 4). He drinks when he wakes up in the morning, again before his two naps, and then at bedtime. In between, he's offered three meals of solids. In addition to his purees, yogurt, and fruit smoothies, he eats whatever we wave in front of him. I love that he's so easy to feed, even without any teeth!
After 7+ months of interrupted sleep, Will started sleeping through the night between 7-8 months. I am happy that he's continuing the trend. We put him down between 6:30-7p and he sleeps until 6 - 6:30a. Sometimes he plays mischievous and gets up at 5a, like today, but usually after I feed him, he goes back to sleep until 6:30a or later. As for naps, there are good days and really bad days. He definitely takes 2 naps a day, but the length of them can vary from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Luckily, they are usually at least an hour long.
Will loves musical instruments. He adores banging on the keys of the piano. Unlike Anna when she was his age, he sits on my lap and watches me play for a long(ish) time. He's a boy so he's happiest when he has a ball to play with, but I will say that Melissa & Doug Band in a Box is a close second. He crawls over, pulls the tray of instruments from under the couch, and self-entertains. It's great.
His favorite playmate is his sister. Okay, so he really doesn't have any options, but they really do play well together. He follows her around and miles whenever she gives him any sort of attention, even if it means being hit on the head or having his toys taken away. He doesn't complain and just goes with the flow. The other day, they wrestled on my parents' couch. They just rolled around, laughed, and had a good time!
Milestones & Personality
So, as I mentioned, Will still got no teeth. But he drools like crazy! We don't have enough bibs to keep up.
He climbs steps. Without any help. We just follow closely behind, but he does it all on his own.
He pulls himself up easily. But he rarely cruises...unless something is out of reach. He takes a few steps with his walker.
He crawls SUPER FAST. Faster than Anna ever did.
He likes to scream.
He drinks from a sippy cup and a straw cup.
He makes the sounds mamama and dadada.
He cries or fusses when we are out of sight. Especially for his Mama.
He generally warms up to people quickly.
Stats: 22 lbs 10 oz // 28 inches