Different Strokes for Different Folks

Briggs has hit the 9 month mark. This wild child has officially been rolling, kicking, laughing and screaming on the outside as long as he did on the inside.

Before our trip to Florida, I took him in for his 9 month check up. Our little butter ball of a guy has gone from the 90th percentile in weight (at 2 months old) to only the 15th percentile at 9 months. The doctor reassured a panicky first time mom that this is totally normal for breast fed babies. At 2 months old he was 14lbs. At 9 months old he weighs in at 18lbs 3oz. He was 29.25 in. long (80th percentile) and his head circumference was 46.2 (75th percentile- a Robinson for sure).

So those are all his stats on paper. In other milestones, he has 2 teeth (finally), he can wave hi and bye. He can nod yes and no. He is starting to answer us when we ask if he wants "more" food with the signs we show him. He is still not sleeping well through the night- (I will do things much differently with our next child in this regard.) He is still quite the snuggler. He is easily entertained. He is very chill when hanging out and meeting new people.

The funniest "development" for him is that he is ABLE to crawl but chooses not to. Don't get me wrong. He can get from point A to point B without any problem- its just his way that is hilarious. He will roll, crawl backwards, slip and slide, army crawl or even sit and pivot then sit and pivot. I'm honestly surprised I haven't witnessed him crab walk across a room yet. He will crawl to me when I pick him up after work, but besides that he is not interested. I get it though- he literally is marching to his own beat.

I love how much he is soaking in every day. He is learning at such an accelerated pace that I can't even keep up. It's like in some aspects I still want to treat him like a baby but he is ready to be a big boy. He is crazy and curious and very wild. His 9 month pictures were impossible to take as you will see by our "outtakes." I love his happy screams and his other idiosyncrasies. One of my favorites is that whenever he is tired he starts to rub his ear. At first I was worried that he had an ear infection, but it's his way to soothe his sleepy self. And once in a while, we will get a double ear rub- then we know we are cruisin' for a snoozin' for sure.

I love this kid and all the personality that comes with him.

He wouldn't even consider looking at me without the paper in hand.

Mr. Mischievous at your service
Man on the Move

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