Monday, February 24, 2014

3/4 of a year, baby!

On the 20th Brighton became 9 months old. He has changed an INCREDIBLE amount since being 8 months old. At 8 months he had 0 teeth… at 9 months he has 4 teeth. At 8 months he could barely stand against things… at 9 months he can stand on his own for 30 seconds at a time! (I think he'll be an early walker) At 8 months he had a pretty good amount of hair… at 9 months I'm already thinking about a haircut for him. His hair is coming over his ears. :) He is the CUTEST little boy I have ever seen. I can't get over his adorableness!!! I love his eyes, ears, mouth, nose, chunky legs, squeals, giggles, kisses, "hugs", teeth, and just everything about him.

He loves:
  • Absolutely #1… LILA!!! He adores his sister, he idolizes her, he follows her everywhere. I have loved so much watching the two of them interact and play together. She is a fantastic older sister and is always so sweet to him. 
She was making him laugh really hard during this picture. I tried to get a good shot of the two of them without moving, because I knew I would distract them. It didn't really turn out, but I still love them interacting. 

Here is a close-up of his face when Lila was making him laugh. I wish you could see it better.

  • Food- he wants real food more than any other baby I have ever been around
  • Toys- especially ones that he can really chew on since he has been teething so much lately
  • Water bottles- he likes the noise and how cold they are
  • Stuffed animals- he really likes Lila's giant bear Harold so we already plan on getting him one too and naming him Humphrey (after the bear in "The Ranger of Brownstone Park")
  • Putting stuff into his mouth- dog food has been pretty common, we always take it away… please don't judge :) 
  • Other people- he's very much a people person, just like Lila
  • Snuggling- I LOVE this!

He doesn't like:
  • Being left alone- even momentarily
  • Toppling over- his poor big head pulls him down all the time
He's a very happy baby, so I honestly can't think about much that he doesn't like. He has a great temperament. He is such a sweetheart. While I love watching him grow up, I also really want time to slow down. He's just growing way too fast!!

Here are his stats: 
Head: 18.5 inches (94%tile)
Length: 27.5 inches (15.7%tile) 
Weight: 18 pounds (23%tile)

We love you Brighton!

1 comment:

  1. Haha! Logan used to get to the dog food all the time. I couldn't believe he would go after it over and over after he had tasted it. I had to dig it out of his mouth a few times. I thought for sure he would stop going after it once he realized it is nasty...but I guess he liked it :) I love the picture with you and Brighton together--you both look so good!