Wednesday, June 13, 2007

9 months old!

Kiernan is 9 months old today. I can't believe it. He's so grown up!!

9 months seems like such a significant milestone to me. Possibly because I walked at 9 months and so my whole life I think I thought of 9 months old as important. K isn't walking yet (and that's FINE with me) but he's doing SO many things, and going through so many changes:

- he now has 4 teeth. Two on the top and two on the bottom. Once those top two are fully down, it's going to totally change his face; I'm a bit nervous to be honest.
- He can self entertain! Unless he's tired or bored, he can sit for up to an HOUR at times, playing or watching tv. I could hardly have imagined it not that long ago.
- He LOVES cats. He sees a cat and gets really excited and starts waving at it. Almost makes me want a cat. (only almost ;)
- I've mentioned the standing thing, but he's also getting really good at walking with our assistance. He motors across a room, often is a relatively straight line.
- Some nights he'll sleep 5-6 hours in a row! Sometimes I'm asleep too!
- He's such a monkey! And that is his most common nickname lately.

Let's take a walk down memory lane, shall we?

First there was 'wormy'

Quite quickly he filled out a lot and didn't look quite so wormy. Kiernan at 5 weeks:

Then he started doing stuff, and we could pretend he did it on purpose. Look at him waving at the camera for us! Kiernan at 3 months:

Then his hair started falling out and I called him baldy. Despite all the comments from people with 2 year olds who barely had as much hair as Kiernan had - to me it was very sad looking :(
Kiernan at 4 months:

6 months was a good time. He was sitting well, we'd figured out the soy and milk thing so he wasn't in pain as much, and I was starting to feel a lot more comfortable too I think.

8.5 months old - on the verge of being mobile, really starting turning into a monkey

Monkey this morning, when we were trying to get a nice 9 month photo with the bear. You can actually see his teeth if you go to the full-sized photo. Happy .75 birthday monkey! :)


Eric said...

You let him watch TV for HOURS? ;)

Jenn said...

You mention being worried about his teeth changing his look. I felt the same way with Jacob. I thought he wouldn't be nearly as cute once he got teeth. Low and behold, every tooth he got made him look that much cuter!! So, don't worry! Once a cute baby, always a cute baby! And Kiernan is CUTE! :D

Vicky said...

He's changing so much!I think you are doing a bang-up job keeping track of all his milestones! :) Good job!

And I was going to say, 'so when are you getting a cat!' haha- Kiernan is welcome to play with Charlotte anytime!

Eric said...

Don't worry Kiernan, if we put the cat in the ferret cage, mommy will never know...

Mom of a munchkin said...

Happy nine months Kiernan! I know what you mean about feeling nine months was a big milestone. I was walking at nine months too and Alliana isn't yet either (she's nine and a half this weekend). At first it kind of worried me but then I realized she is diong a lot of other things and babies just develop differently.
Alliana is getting two top teeth to and I TOTALLY know what you mean about it changing their faces! I actually laughed with relief when I read that because I've been worried too! :o)
Anyway, Kiernan is super cute and congrats on nine months!