9 months old!

We took Hudson in for his 9 month appointment today at his new pediatrician in Chapel Hill.  He weighed in at 22 lbs 1 oz ( 75th percentile), was 29.5 inches long (80th percentile), and his head circumference was 45.5cm (65th percentile).  The pediatrician said that he was a pretty cool kid and said that he seemed very healthy and happy.  Zach was finally there with me today so I didn't have to hold him down for his flu shot.  I always hate being the bad guy.

At 9 months Hudson's favorite things are: Still loves Mickey Mouse clubhouse, singing songs, The Brown Bear, Brown Bear book and Baby Needs a Hug book, sleeping on his stomach, trying to pull up on everything, carbs, Miss Maria, one of his teachers at daycare.  He gets so excited to see her and apparently follows her around all day and either cries or sits beside her when she has to feed another baby.  She said that she is already sad about him moving up to the next classroom in 3 months.  He also LOVEs seeing his Daddy walk in to pick him up from daycare. He starts screaming with excitement every time he walks in the door.

What he is not loving right now: when we take a toy (cell phone) away from him, sippy cups, diaper changes, he may be becoming a picky eater and will cry about every food that I offer him until I pull out something that he wants and then he laughs.

Words that he gives reactions to:  Mickey Mouse, Milk, Eat, Dog, Water, Hudson, Hud, or Huddy, No, Wyatt, Angel,  Da Da, Ma Ma , and Up

 The blond-ish hair and blue eyed love of my life.

 He loves playing on the bed because it doesn't hurt when he falls or hurls himself towards the dogs. :)

 Hi-five for Dad

 This used to be for him to just look at..

 ...now it is just an aid to help him stand up in his crib.

 Up until today he had only gotten up on his knees in the crib but today he was standing and so proud of himself.   Time to say bye bye to the mobile and to lower the mattress!

 I think we are also going to have to get a "chew guard" on the crib rail.

 He works really hard to get to the standing position.

 "I will stand! Even if it mean banging my head against this pole a few times as I pull myself up."

 This was after I said "No" numerous times when he started chewing on the crib.  He would stop when I said "No" and then he would look at me and do it a little slower.  haha

 Even better...he would just laugh when I said "No"

 Today he really just wanted to take off the sticker once he saw that it was removable so we didn't get too many pics today.

 Excited about going on a walk.

 Today was a Paci kind of day.

 Getting mad that I stopped the strolling to take a picture.


 The playground in our neighborhood finally opened up so we have been going to the swings every night before bath and bedtime.  Tonight he was a little zoned out because I think he was ready for bed early.


On The Move

The report from daycare today was that Hudson spent all day crawling back and forth between the bookcases on either side of the room.  When he would get to one he would try to stand up and then give up and take another trip across the room.  He is really enjoying his new freedom to move and already really just wants to be able to get up on his feet.   His new favorite stance is a spider pose (or downward facing dog, if you like yoga).  I think he knows that this is closer to standing but can't quite figure out what to do from there.  This has resulted in lots of head bumps over weekend and a even a tiny bruise on his forehead.   I know that this is just the beginning but I just hate seeing him even bump his head on the floor.  It just reminds me that my baby is getting older.  And that we need to start baby-proofing!

 He didn't like the wet grass and didn't want to put his feet down :)

 Listening to his Daddy play the guitar.  He sat still and just listened and danced for a good 10 minutes.  That is an eternity these days.

 We got some new cool foam flooring to help with the head bumps on the hardwood floor in the living room.  He loves it !

Spider stance

Lazy weekend

Last weekend was the first weekend that we have just stayed at home all weekend.  We got a few things done around here which seems like a lot to us these days.  I really don't know how people with more than one child get anything done.  I guess it is all just a learning process. 

 The weather was nice and cool for a change.  My mom and sister (and Roscoe) came for a visit to have brunch with us on Sunday.   We also got Hudson his new big boy car seat because he is already outgrowing his infant car seat.  He went for his first ride in it today to daycare and he seemed to like it.  We wanted a really safe car seat and spent a long time researching.  It looks really comfy but it is HUGE!  I am not sure if anyone else is going to be able to fit in the back seat with him now :)  Like I keep telling Zach...we will have a mini-van before you know it! Just kidding ;)

I posted a few new videos of Hudson really crawling for the first time.  He is getting faster everyday and really wants to pull up a lot now.  Here is the link :  http://www.youtube.com/user/mc3call

All the toys he has and he loves the remote.  Not sure what kind of outfit that he came home in from daycare but they had his pants hiked up like a little old man.

 Excited that he could see the dogs watching him from the window.

 Aunt Bec Bec and her Huddy
 Wonder why he is giving her that look? lol

 So I found a pumpkin top hat at the dollar spot at Target and couldn't pass it up.  Zach is not a fan of his baby with a "headband" on. :)

 Sweet Roscoe