Sunday, August 15, 2010

9 Months and FULL of Opinions

For the past several months Babycenter's weekly updates have informed me that my baby will object to certain things, people, when a toy is taken away etc. Babycenter has also been telling me that my baby should have several teeth. Neither of those things have happened, until this past month. Nope, its not the teeth, we are still all gums around here, but let me tell you-our laid back, easy going, object to nothing baby has suddenly found his voice and he is not afraid to use it!

Luke has formed many opinions. Not to give him a bad name, he is still a very easy baby that has spoiled us, BUT this little 9 month old has LOTS of likes and dislikes!

The short list of likes include: playing chase (while giggling uncontrollably), blowing raspberries (not so fun while trying to feed him), climbing stairs (thus the bruise on his forehead and cheek-please don't call CPS), bouncing to music, babbling, shaking his head back and forth when excited (looks like he is saying no even though he is saying MORE PLEASE), chewing on dog bones (gross I likes dog toys, dogs like baby toys-go figure), pulling the dogs' hair, swimming (I don't mean floating in floatie...we are talking full on kicking, paddling and putting face in and under the water), rubbing his food in his hair (thus making bath time a daily necessity versus every other day), new to the list his teething biscuits-not that he needs them (don't try to take these away from him...he will beat you up) and finally making his crazy face...a low profile version is a few pictures down though I have yet to catch the full on face on camera.

Though the list of dislikes isn't extensive, Luke has VERY strong opinions about these: Diaper changes (the worst moments of my day...Luke trying to crawl off the changing table getting his messy diaper contents all over his legs/feet/belly etc), being told "NO", not being the center of attention (probably at the top of his list), eating from a spoon, sitting still, and last but certainly not least....Mom and Dad ignoring him when he wants to play in the middle of the night.

It is so fun to watch his personality truly develop....we thought he had personality before, but now he is really becoming his own person. I don't know how he grew so opinionated because Drew and I are not that way at all! ;)

He looks all sweet and innocent...

BUT...he is really just FULL of mischief!


Luke is such a joy! I love watching him grow and explore his world and decide what he likes and doesn't like! I am amazed each day by what he gets in to and figures out!

We had our 9 month appointment on Friday at the pediatrician and all is great with the little man...he is a little man, only tipping the scales at 18lbs 8oz. I am convinced he has lost weight in the past few weeks with his high activity level...he must burn a million calories a day!
We are in love with our little man and can't wait to see what the next month brings!

1 comment:

  1. He just keeps getting cuter and cuter!! Happy 9 months Luke!