So yes, Jackson turned 9 months old a couple of weeks ago, and I'm just now getting around to blogging about it. I'm sure nobody is complaining, though, especially after getting to see all these cute pictures and hear about what our little man is up to these days. (In case you are curious, you can compare Kathryn and Jackson by looking at Kathryn's 9 month post here.)
Jackson is a mover in his sleep, just like Kathryn was and is. He is always sure to be cuddling up to something, though, like his lovey.
A few weeks ago he was having troubles getting to sleep at naptime. He now stands at the corner of his crib, which is right at the door, and cries there because he knows that's where we come in his room. Well, after he realized it wasn't going to work, he apparently sat right now and fell asleep, sitting in the corner of his bed! Don't worry, I moved him after I took this picture!
Regarding sleep, he is finally doing much better! He goes to bed around 7:30 0r 8:00 (unless we're out late, which occurs more often in the summer), and sleeps until about 6:30 or 7:30. He is definitely more of an early riser than Kathryn ever was. He still naps 2-3 times a day, depending on how early he wakes up and how long his naps have been for the day.
He still laughs all the time, sometimes at simply nothing! He is hilarious, and has such a funny laugh! We see faces like this from him all the time:
He is crawling all over the place, and fast! He especially loves going after things he knows he shouldn't have, like his sister's cup.
He woke up from a nap the other morning looking a little rough...!
He also makes this face a lot, while sucking in his bottom lip.
Some other fun facts:
-He can pop with his mouth really well too.
-He loves to give zverberts (sp?). He will do it over and over again, especially on his mama!
-He is still nursing about 4 times a day (every once in a while 3 times a day).
-He loves to eat, and eats a lot. His favorites are avocados, Cheerios, puffs, and shoes.
-He still waves bye-bye very enthusiastically.
-He has two teeth.
-He reaches out for anybody to hold him.
-He loves to cuddle.
-He loves his big sister!
-He weighs 19lb 3oz (only the 25th percentile!) and is 29.3 inches long (79th percentile!). The weight really surprised me, but the doctor wasn't concerned. He really does eat a lot; he's just very active as well!
-He still loves to babble a lot too. His most common word: "dada".