We had Jacob’s 9 month follow up this week and he is doing great! He was entertaining the people sitting next to us in the waiting room by babbling and clapping his hands. That was the first thing the doctor noticed when he came in was his clapping. He is quite the ham these days 🙂 His pediatrician checked him out and said he is a strong, happy, healthy boy! Usually, there are no shots with the 9 month visit, unfortunately for Jacob, this visit took place at the beginning of the flu season…so he got his flu shot, the first of 2. We go back in a month to get the 2nd round.
Here are his stats:
- Jacob weighs 18 lbs 10 oz (32nd percentile)
- Jacob is 28.50 inches long (60th percentile)
- The circumference of his head is 17.75 inches (50th percentile)
Jacob is just starting to get to concept of waving, if you show him his reflection in the mirror you will find him waving back, and sometimes we’ve seen him waving to strangers. He has also mastered the art of scooting. Every time I put him down he pushes himself up into a sitting position and scoots around to get where he wants to go. His favorite items to go after are the dog and moms iPhone, and if I move my phone out of reach or sight, he gets MAD! If he scoots over to the dresser he has figured out how to open the drawers. We keep putting off the childproofing but I have a feeling that we will be buying those baby gates pretty soon. Jacob is also starting to show some signs of separation anxiety, when out in public and there are some new faces around, I notice he holds on to me a little tighter. He will still smile and clap and maybe wave, but doesn’t want me to let go of him. And as long as I am in his line of sight while playing by himself he is fine, the second I go around the corner he panics and starts crying. He is still a champion sleeper and such a joy and source of entertainment and amazement for us, he is a blessing and we couldn’t ask for anything more.
Here is our 9 month old