The Nine Month Mark!

Well, I’ve made it past the first nine months of raising a child. So far so good!

He is growing like a weed. At his check-up the other day he was a solid 21 pounds and was 29.5 inches tall. So, he’s no longer in the 97th percentile like he used to be, but he’s still a tall boy! The Doctor commented on how much hair he had, to which I replied, “I just had it all cut off!

I asked if it was normal that he hated to cuddle. I made sure to make it clear that it’s not that he just doesn’t need to cuddle all the time, it’s that he hates it. It’s normal, apparently, and probably just means that he’ll be a very self-sufficient, strong-willed, child. The first sounds great, the second? Not so much. At least not for me.

Congratulations, Alex, on being so wonderful. Congratulations to me, too, for making it through so many sleepless nights without ever getting a cuddle in return. At least I get nonstop smiles.

Zach and Alex Playing

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11 thoughts on “The Nine Month Mark!

  1. Yes, congratulations! My youngest just turned 9 mos, also. (She’s not pulling up on furniture yet, though!)

  2. Awwwwwww .. imagine you having to do without cuddles šŸ˜¦

    But I am sure all those adoring and adorable smiles make you feel better ! šŸ™‚

    All your efforts are truly well rewarded with him doing so well .

  3. No cuddles? Thats a bummer. I guess it just means that he doesn’t have TIME for cuddles, because he’s so busy exploring the world!

  4. Your little guy is adorable. Our babies are so close in age. J’s original due date was Sep. 9th. He came a month early almost to the day (8/10)! He is only in the 3-5 percentiles. He’s a tiny fella, but so full of energy. He has a little tuft of hair (as you saw) and one little crooked tooth. So cute . . . I’m hoping he’ll grow out of his runt stage (takes after me for now) and get some height and some meat on his bones!

    I’m excited each and every day that we are actually doing something right!

    Here is to hoping you are able to squeeze in those cuddles!!!

  5. Caleb isn’t much of a cuddler either and never has been. He only cuddles when he isn’t feeling well. Happy 9 month-day!

  6. I was just complaining yesterday about how my 9 mo old never wants to snuggle. Since I weaned him, when I hold him, he only wants to climb on me. *sigh*

    Oh well, I’ve usually found that they hit a snuggly stage around 18 mos-2 years. I can wait!

  7. Yay! He’s at a great stage, so enjoy it. Wait…is he walking in that photo. Oh, man. It’s all over after that.

  8. How sweet. But don’t worry, I think that “no cuddling” thing is just a phase. They are so excited when they start to move that they no longer can stand being held. They just want to GO!!!!!!

    Just remember that phrase “it is just a phase” throughout all his childhood. Because it is unbelievable how much kids change. Just when you think you figured them out, they do a 180 on you.

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