Saturday, September 3, 2011

Nine Months

Our Ollie Bear is nine months old today! It's been so much fun this past month watching him grow and learn new things. He gets more fun every day!

Oliver is now in full-on crawling mode. He's so fast that sometimes it scares me. I'll set him down in the living room, walk into the kitchen, turn around and he's right behind me.

The day we arrived in Seattle for our vacation Oliver pulled himself up to a stand for the first time. He does it all the time now against the sofa and ottoman; the only problem is sometimes he can't figure out how to sit back down. On the agenda this weekend: lower the crib so he doesn't stand up and tumble out of bed!

Every morning when Ollie wakes up I bring him into bed with me and he immediately crawls to the head of our bed and tugs on the curtains. I open the curtains and he laughs and coos at the sky and trees outside. It's his little baby way of saying, "Good morning, world!" 

Oliver now calls me "mama" and Sean "dada." He's also said his first official word aside from those: he says "grandma," or rather the baby version of the word that sounds more like "a-ma." To say my mom is thrilled is an extreme understatement.

Ollie has a voracious appetite and is hungry almost constantly. He eats at least six stage-two baby food jars a day, plus nurses every few hours and has tons of snacks. He's almost perfected the "pincer-grab," making it a lot easier to feed himself finger foods.

We're still struggling really bad with Oliver's sleep. He wakes up at least a handful of times every night, and will usually only sleep 2-3 hours at a time, if that. It's frustrating, but at the same time I feel like my body is so used to the lack of sleep that it doesn't really interfere with me being able to function during the day.

Ollie is spending more and more time with his daddy and big brother and he's LOVING it. He'll actually get jealous if Sean is playing with Tay and he's not somehow involved too. The other night Sean was holding Tay in his lap and they were snuggling and laughing and the baby went crawling over and climbed up on Sean too. It was so cute!

Oliver has started "dancing" when he hears music he likes. He'll rock back and forth on his bum and if he's really into it he'll wave his arms in the air too. It's adorable. 

I'm just loving watching this little pumpkin grow!

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