Wednesday, January 27, 2010

9 Months

So I've waited to do a 9 month post because, although the boys were 9m on January 14th, their well-baby check up appointment wasn't until yesterday.  To be quite honest, a lot has been happening with them too.  I should have been better about updating the blog since this is, afterall, about chronicling their growth, progress, milestones, cuteness - you know, their overall development!  But, with difficulties at night and the pure busy-ness of our days, now that they are both mobile, I haven't made the time.

So without further adieu, here is a list of things that the boys have been learning:

Weekend of January 16-18 (long weekend due to MLK Jr birthday)
- Nick started crawling
- Jack pulled up to standing at the couch
- Both babies got their two front (top) teeth
- Both started clicking their tongues on the top of their mouths (maybe has something to do w/ those teeth coming in!!)
- Both went to their first birthday party for a friend
- We had our first official sleepover when Bella stayed the night (omg, the boys loved it & cuddled right up to her in the morning!!  So cute!)

I spent all of Monday the holiday making lots and lots of babyfood!  Five hours worth of babyfood - sweet potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, zucchini, blueberries and peaches!!  There may have been more that I'm forgetting now.  And last but not least, Gma Diane came over to visit!!  That's always a fun day. xoxoxo

January 20
- Boys ate chicken for the first time (pureed & mixed with sweet potatoes ~ yum!)

Weekend of January 23/24
- Jack started grunting & will have a grunting match with us
- Jack surprised Mommy when she looked over (while changing Nick's diaper) to find him standing in his crib!

- Nick no longer likes to lay on top of the entertainment mat ...

Now that we're all caught up, I'm glad to report that the pediatrician was also very impressed with their new developments!  Both boys are right on track with milestones, they're eating well and staying in line with their growth charts :) :)  Jack is 18lbs. 14oz. (25th %) and 27-1/2" long (25th %).  Nick is 19lbs. 3oz. (35%) and 28-1/2" long (50%).  Both boys had the same head circumfrance of 17-5/8" (45%).  Nice growth since their 6m appt!

Our instructions between now and their 12m check up is to increase solids and try to get them on a 3 meals/day schedule.  Right now they are still eating 4-5 bottles per day because they never drink more than 6oz. at a time.  We got the thumbs up to introduce more meat, yogurt, cheese, pasta, bread, a bigger variety of veggies, and finger foods.  Mom is excited to try some baby recipes!

Here is a picture of the boys I got yesterday.  I was finally able to get these shoes on them!  I've been waiting for months to get this picture so I could share it with my friend, Bill, who gave them each a pair with their name and DOB on the bottom!  I think they are ah-dorable ;)


  1. The boys are doing so well because they have the best momma & poppa in the entire world. I am so amazed at your patience, your calm presence and your parenting skills. You are a GREAT mom.

  2. Jenn ~ I love your boys! LOL! They are so cute and funny! Between the under that mat and the kissing the mirror pictures, you've brightened my day! Love it! Oh, you should put some of your funny videos on your blog! Wish I even knew how to upload one! Haha!