Finley is 9 months old today.
I feel like this is an extra significant milestone because he should be as comfy in the real world as he was in the womb, he has spent as much time out has he did in.
It's been a big month for the little guy. He still is a scooting maniac--I think he could crawl if he wanted to because gets on his hands and knees and crawls over stuff, but seems to prefer the scooting method. It works pretty well for him. He occasionally gets himself into sitting from his belly and is getting better and better at pulling up from his belly. Unfortunately, his favorite place to practice his pulling up skills is the bathtub, a very slippery, hard surface. He's got a taste for danger, I suppose.
He is great at feeding himself finger food--and had great dental hygiene. You can see him flossing in the pictures above. He loves loves the doggies and giggles whenever he sees them. He babbles and makes lots of charming sounds. He is getting pretty good at walking around the house holding onto our fingers--I'm a little nervous that the clubfoot will delay his development, so its good to see him enjoying practice. He's slowly figuring out how to walk with his lion walker, he stands and pushes it but doesn't get that he has to move his feet to catch up. He's learning though.
At his checkup, the doctor informed me he has 6 teeth (when is getting these???) which he has finally decided to use as a weapon. Yep, he bit me three times in a row a few nights ago. It's really really bad. Hopefully he's over it now. The doctor was a little concerned with his weight gain--he started in the 95th% and has drifted down to the 25th%. He really doesn't like to take a bottle during the day, but is doing a better job eating solid foods so we are trying to mix milk in with that to try to boost his weight. And feed him Swiss Cake Rolls (the official Grimmer family snack). He nurses all too well at night--sometimes waking up twice to eat in the night. It's glorious.
Stats (for my record keeping):
Height: 28.5 inches (70th %tile)
Weight: 18 lbs 14 oz (25th %tile)
Head: 16.3 inches (50th %tile)
He's so so fun. Everybody should have a baby. (And Hillary does! Yippee!)