Will had his 9 month check up today and here are his stats:
- 21.1 lbs (75%)
- 29.25 inches tall (80%)
He got a clean bill of health. Our new pediatrician, Dr SomerCutis, who we think is fantastic, noticed that he is still slightly favoring one side. His head stays cocked to the left. I hadn't noticed it at all, but now that she pointed it out, I see it. We are going to try to work on this, but it will be tough with a mobile kiddo. Hopefully it will work itself out over time.
She mentioned that we need to get him outside everyday, even if it is chilly, so that he gets his vitamin D fix. I hope the weather improves so we can stick to this new plan.
In the next 3 months, we have to move Will from drinking 24-32oz of milk a day down to just 16-20oz by increasing his solids. We took our first step in this direction today by feeding him more real food, including a healthy serving of banana pancakes. I am going to try to feed him what we are eating as much as I can to get him used to new textures, etc.
Lastly, it is time to move this kiddo out of an infant car seat. We hope to have that in place by the time the 5th tooth shows up!
Will loves crawling up and down our long hallway. He now does it with quite a bit of speed and narration (or what assume is narration). This is a picture of his happy, smiling face as he was on his way to greet me. Is it possible to fall more in love with him? Just when I think you cannot possibly love him more... I do.
Tonight Chad told Will about our plans for an Italy 2010 trip... without him. He seemed to take the news well. He is going to have an A-team of caretakers including both sets of grandparents and his Aunt Leen and Uncle Chuck. Chad and I are just starting to plan for our late April adventure!