Wednesday, June 24, 2009

9 Month Wellness Appointment

Our little man is growing up fast. Ryan had his 9 month wellness exam on the 19th. He was scheduled three weeks earlier however his ear infection and flu like symptoms took priority and we rescheduled closer to being 10 months old. He weighed in at 23 lbs, 10 oz and is 31 inches long. He is extremely healthy and advancing at warp speed. The Dr. was extremely impressed with this strength and abilities. One thing the Dr. said to me at our 4 month check up was not to push him physically at this point. He will grow and develop at his own pace and once he is crawling/walking our entire life changes. I've tried to embrace this way of thinking for the most part. I'm fine if he doesn't walk right away. We play lots of games and read a ton of books every day - his little brain is growing faster then ever and we want to give him the very best start we can.
Our love grows deeper for our sweet little man every day. At 4 months he broke his two front bottom teeth and at 8 months he broke his top front four - almost at the same exact time. Once those were in, two more on the bottom sprouted. So today Ryan has 8 teeth - 4 on top and 4 on the bottom. At 8 months Ryan was a rolling machine and could get most anywhere and before long he was doing the army crawl. I was amazed how fast he could go and for some reason it was straight for Bailey's food and water dish. I found myself running to catch him before he could get a piece of kibble in his mouth or dip his head in the water dish. Silly little man. As of three weeks ago he is crawling everywhere and now pulls himself up on everything. Tom had to lower the crib to the lowest setting because when he stood the rail of the crib came to his waist and this was essential to prevent him falling to the floor. It made me sad to lower the crib as this was another reminder that our sweet baby boy was growing up.
We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful son!
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