Wow. I have been in denial about this monthly update for a few weeks... The time just keeps flying by-- almost as fast as our little truck-loving, water-splashing, roughhousing, and anything and everything else cliche about this 9 month-old BOY of ours!! Seriously, though... He can already outrun me. Not a great sign, if you know what I mean. ;)
It seems like only yesterday that I was snapping these photos of our sweet little man...
I don't even think I can face down the fact that his first birthday will be in 3 months... I would do almost anything to keep him this little forever, although I would love for him to be a little more coordinated. And while we're on the topic of coordination, I will just go ahead and talk about the fact that he is thisclose to standing by himself. He is pulling up and letting go of everything... He will stand for about a second on his own, then he gets thrown off balance--- usually while lunging himself at whatever has caught his attention for that brief second. This mama is going to have some grey hair in a matter of years, with all of the shenanigans he pulls on me!
he obviously hasn't lost his daredevil spirit... the rougher the better! :)
Height & Weight: Unfortunately, he hasn't been weighed or measured in a few months... His 9 month appointment was originally scheduled to be on August 8th, but it was canceled and rescheduled for the 21st due to all of the crazy back-to-school business going on... I was a little disappointed, because I am more than ready to see how much our man has grown! His last stats were from his 6 month well baby appointment, which was right after his head injury and our stomach flu debacle, so I'm more than ready for some valid stats. However, it is pretty obvious that he is a healthy boy... His thighs are the same girth as his sister's.
Sleep: L is still sleeping like a champ. He refuses to go to bed any later than 6:30pm, and usually sleeps until around 7am. We change his diaper before we go to bed every night (around 10ish), and he usually doesn't even wake up for that! He is napping twice a day, and when he is not napping, he is usually burning the candle at both ends -- giving his mother mini-strokes, and earning each and every minute of his nap time! :)
Diet: Formula, of course, and just about any food that is put in front of him... Although, like his big sister, he is NOT a fan of tomato sauce (spaghetti will not be a regular meal at our house), and he has texture issues with quinoa and the other "chunky" foods that we give him. As mentioned previously, he has a very sensitive gag reflex, so I'm treading lightly when it comes to advancing his palate. He is a very hearty eater, but if he doesn't like something, he is pretty good at fighting to make sure it doesn't make it into his mouth!
Clothes: Well, he's in 12-18 month clothes and growing like a freight train!! He is built so much like Daddy, and I always marvel at just how long his legs are... Of course, he has a long way to go before he breaks 6 foot-- like his daddy, uncles, and grandpa-- but he is well on his way to being one of those tall Weinzapfel boys!
Lucas' Likes: Playing in Sissy's room. Being a daredevil. Hanging upside down (obviously). Petting Oz dog, and throwing his ball for him. Splashing in the dog's water dish. "Vrooming" with trucks. Rolling his basketballs and toys all over the house. Eating MumMums and vanilla yogurt. Trying to escape from diaper changes while he's naked. Playing in any kind of running water (bath, sink, hose). Giving kisses (especially to Sissy). "Dancing" while holding one arm in the air-- it makes me laugh every time, and I need to get it on video!
Dislikes: Tomatoes. Being left out by his sister. Staying on his back during diapers changes. Being confined to his walker (he reacts like it's a torture device), and watching Mommy walk out of the room without him...
Comparison to Big Sis:
Brynn was an avid army-crawler. She loved to clap her hands, and "sing"... She was our long and lean girl, and was also a great eater and sleeper. She had just sprouted her first tooth at 9 months, which is something we're still waiting for with her baby brother. I would say they are not very similar at all anymore, but I think that's mostly due to the girl/boy differences.
Oh, these men of mine... they melt my heart.
happy, happy 9 months
to our rough and rowdy boy!
we love you so much, lucas.