Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wordy Wednesday – Collin is NINE months old!

I can’t believe that Collin is now NINE months old! NINE MONTHS! That’s how long I was pregnant for! CRAZINESS!!! I feel like I the nine months I was pregnant, was twice as long as the past nine months watching him grown, play, and learn. Everyone tells you that you will love your children more than you will ever know, but what they don’t tell you, is that you can’t really understand what they are talking about until it happens. I mean, I knew that I would love Collin, but I didn’t know how much I would really love Collin.

The more that I look at him and spend time with him, the more I feel like my baby is gone. I mean, babies just lie there, not doing anything. Babies just roll over. Then babies learn to crawl. I have a crawler, who crawls almost faster than I can process that he’s gotten into something he should be getting into. I have more than a crawler, I have a cruiser. He pulls himself up on one side of the couch, holds on and walks to the other. He is almost walking alone! He’s almost more of a toddler than a baby. And this makes me sad.

  • Weight: 19 lb 25% (although, after a couple of seconds on 19lb, it clicked back to 18.155 lbs. So, I’m not sure even though the nurse said 19.)
  • Height: (I’ve decided, that because he can now stand by himself, he’s got height, not length measurements :) ) 29.5 inches tall 90%
  • The doctor wants him on more regular table foods, so we’ll see how that goes in the next few weeks.


  • I Thought he would have grown into his 12 month shorts by now, but they are still big in the waist, so he’s in 9 month shorts, and 12 month rompers, onesies, and shirts.
  • Wears size 3 diapers
  • Goes to bed at 8:00 and sleeps until 7:00 (most of the time!)
  • Takes two naps during the day
  • Understands “NO” and just when I say “Collin” very sternly. (Not to say he doesn’t go right back to what he was doing, but he knows “no”)
  • Has been SUPER lovey lately. Giving me LOTS of kisses. I LOVE this!
  • Still talks and babbles all the time. “Muma” and “Dada” are his favorites.
  • Gets excited to see his daddy on the iPhone4. He’s been out of town a lot recently so we use the FaceTime feature and they get to see each other. Collin kisses the phone when he sees Devin.
  • Drinks from his sippy cup during meals and throughout the day. I leave it on the floor where he can get to it, and sporadically he crawls over and takes a big drink.
  • Has two teeth. I’m pretty sure the third will be here any day now.

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  • Moved up to a new class at church, he’s a Turtle now :)
  • Kept climbing out of his ducky tub, so since we went to West Palm Beach, he takes a bath is the big tub. He thinks he should be able to stand up and walk from end to end and crawl around in it.
  • He now shakes his head “no” when he doesn’t want something. Mostly with food, but he’s done it in the car seat too.
  • He’s going to have my temper


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  • He refuses to eat breakfast and lunch. He will practically only eat if he can feed himself. Even foods he loves.
  • He will play in the living room for hours. Literally, he played one day when I wasn’t feeling well, for two and a half hours with out making a peep.
  • Likes to stand on his head CIMG3849
  • Stands up by himself, without holding onto anything at all.
  • Still doesn’t like to have his clothes or diaper changed. I think he just doesn’t like being on his back because he feels like he’s missing out on something.
  • Was only using his exersaucer to pull up on, and hasn’t even done that is two weeks, so it made it’s way to the baby equipment resting ground upstairs.
  • Went to Boca Raton/West Palm Beach for the first time this month (He does NOT like sleeping anywhere but his own bed)

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  • Had fun at the Children’s Science Explorium in WPB


  • Had so much fun playing with a ball from his Tummy Time matt (That is now a tunnel) we got him a big blue ball. He LOVES rolling and chasing it around the house.
  • Figured out that he can go in and through the tunnel. He thinks its fun to play hide and seek or peek a boo in itphoto2 photoimage
  • Went to the Hands On Children’s Museum with his cousins, and LOVED ITimage
  • Got a HOCM inspired homemade ball crawl


  • Dances to Mickey Mouse Club House and other music
  • Loves to make noise. Anything that he can bang together and get a noise out of he gets a big grin on his face and goes crazy. Like he’s saying, “LOOK WHAT I DID MOM!”
  • TOOK HIS FRIST STEPS! On purpose! He took four steps (to get to his blue ball). Since then, my mom got him a Thomas toy that he can ride, or push. He LOVES pushing it around the house and pushing the buttons and dancing to the music. The first video is the very first time he walked with it. The second one is after we turned it around and he started dancing to the music.


1 comment:

  1. Sweet dance moves Collie-Bug!! :) I can't believe he is 9 months old!! Feels just like yesterday you told me you were pregnant in the church parking lot.