Leo - Month 9

Weight: My guess is somewhere over 18lbs

Nicknames: Leeman, Lee-Lee, Forest Boy, Weeward, Wee-whoa
Clothes: I can't even stand it but I had to buy you 12mth pajamas, because you were putting holes into all of your smaller pairs! Right now, all of your clothes are 9mths but even some of those are starting to get a little tight. You are in size 2 shoes and size 3 diapers.
Sleep:  You are the best little sleeper - and you're sleeping great here in Chicago too (thank you). You give us a pretty standard 11 hours at night,with the occasional 12 hour here are there. 

up at 6:30...with a 8oz bottle
6:30-9am play
8:00am breakfast -yogurt, oatmeal, smoothie, banana....
10:30am - 8oz bottle
10:45-2pm play
1:00 pm lunch - prunes, carrots, sweet potato....
2:15-4:00pm nap
4:00pm bottle 6oz
6:00pm dinner - red pepper, avocado, black beans...
6:30 pm bath
7:00 pm 8oz bottle and bed

Health:  Thankful to report you've turned a corner on your eczema thanks to Cetaphil eczema lotion that we slather on you 2-3x a day. We've reduced your baths to every other day too, which may be helping as well. Other than that, you are in perfect health and we are very thankful for that. 

Crying: You don't cry too often (unless we leave the room that you are in), but you can be quite whiney - sometimes for no good reason. 

Feeding:  This has probably been the most fun month as far as feeding goes! You are still getting 4 bottles (8oz, although you rarely all four in a day), and you are sitting down for 3 meals a day too. We have SO much fun introducing new foods to you, and there have been very few that you don't like. Salmon, chicken, mango, kiwi, avocado, cheese, bread, smoothies, potatoes, carrots...you love it all! 

Besides prunes (which you love), you seem to like food pouches less and less with each passing day.

We also introduced peanut butter and eggs this month without any reaction (yay!), and you seem to like both a lot!

Likes: You're favorite thing in this world is the door bouncer. You could spend hours and hours a day in it, and you just laugh laugh. You looooove your dada, dogs, swimming pools, anything you can bang, and drinking water!

Dislikes: You're really not a big fan of hats lately, you do not like to be left alone to play, and you do not like waiting to put a bib on right before your bottle.
Milestones:  You haven't quite figured out how to crawl just yet, but you don't seem to care much about it. You pivot and scoot, so we'll see when you get motivated to move. 

You started clapping to the song "If you're happy and you know it", which is very adorable, you say "Dada" all.day.long., and you are doing a great job with the pincer grip when you eat your food. If you are sitting and you want to be picked up, if we say "up", you reach your hands in the air to be lifted which is really cute.

Places You’ve Gone: We flew to Chicago this month and we're spending a month here. You were a champ on the flight - although it's not relaxing for your mama at all! - and you've been spoiled with so much love and fun since our feet landed in Illinois. 

Visitors: You've gotten a chance to meet a few more family and friends since we've been in IL,

Postpartum: What's wild is that next week, you will be out in the world and as long as you were inside cooking. 

Roscoe: You are missing your puppy very much this month, but we've got Haley as a sweet stand in. 


  1. Nine months!!!!! I just can't take it how cute he is! Sounds like everything is going so well. You're extra lucky to spend all of that time with family this month. :)

  2. Ahhh, I love his gingham outfit and hair part. He is so cute! I am glad he is taking solids like a champ and eating so well. Enjoy this time with your family!