Tuesday, September 9, 2008

First haircut

At a restaurant before they chopped his hair off. We were playing with it, saying how long it was.

Sitting with Dad. "Okay, this isn't bad."

"Nevermind, this is horrible!"

Watching the bubbles.

It was an experience to say the least.

9 month check-up at 10 months

Ian went to his 9 month check-up Friday. Ian weighed 17.8 pounds and was 28.5 inches long. He's in the 3-5 percentile for weight and 20th for length. Looks like we really will have a little guy. I was a bit worried about his weight, but the doc said we shouldn't worry as long as he's eating and gaining. No troubles with the eating. Our little guy likes to eat. It seems the palate surgery had more impact than we thought. But, all-in-all, he's a healthy little boy.

At 10 months he can: cruise around the room by holding onto furniture, say ma-ma, ba-ba, and da-da when he wants, wave bye-bye, sign milk, make a huge mess, give slobbery kisses, terrorize the dogs, play patty-cake, make the touchdown sign, and turn pages in a book.

Smiling faces

My favorite smiles from the past month.

What we've been up to

Visiting the park. Ian got to see the geese for the first time. He was very intrigued.

Reading. He loves books! Sometimes he'll go straight to a pile of books and flip through instead of playing with toys. I must say that it's quite adorable to watch him turn the pages.

Rockin' out. Playing with his piano in his room. If he get into it, he'll shake his little bootie.

Football games. Watching Daddy's band at the first home game with Grandpa. It was Ian's first marching band experience. He loved the music! I was worried he would be fidgety, but nope, he was content watching the game and listening to the stand music.

Standing. He pushes this thing around. He's gotten much more sure of himself, so we're thinking he'll be standing solo pretty soon.