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Time sure is flying! In the last three months, Ford has really been growing and learning and it’s been so much watching him become more and more interactive! Since we are quarantined at home, we are trying to make the most of all our family time. With nowhere to be, no commitments, it’s been a time of focusing on family and I am hanging on to every minute of it!
Ford is 50% for weight and 90% for height.
Last week, for the first time ever, Ford slept through the night. He hasn’t done it since (ha), but he is usually up only once a night around 4 am to eat and then back to bed until around 8 am. As far as napping goes, he takes two good naps a day! Occassionaly he will take a third cat nap, but most of the time he sticks to two naps a day.
When Ford was sleeping so terribly, I decided to transition him out of his sleep sack, too. I figured it would help with one less transition once he finally started sleeping! He transitioned great and now just sleeps in his pajamas and with his “bun bun.”
Ford is getting so interactive and fun. He is always trying to get his brothers attention by squawking at them and very playful when he wants to be chased. He’s starting to get into everything they are doing, just wanting to be right in the mix of it all. William and Henry make him laugh so hard and my heart bursts when I see them showing him how to do something. They truly are the sweetest brother trio.
Ford is starting to clap, wave and saying dada. He went from barely sitting by himself at 6 months to a full on crawl and standing/cruising pretty much the whole time he is awake! He is so cuddly when he’s sleepy and I love snuggling him right before he goes down for a nap – about the only time he’s still all day!
Ford usually wakes up around 8, I’ll nurse him and then we will head downstairs to get ready for the day and have breakfast. He’s now eating solids, then we will play. He takes a nap around 10 – 12 and then up for play time and lunch. I get him down for a nap around 2/2:30 and he wakes up around 5ish. Play, dinner and bed around 7:30.
Ford typically nurses about 5-6 times a day. Once during the night, morning, after each nap and before bed.
When I posted about Ford’s six month update, we had just started solids. I didn’t expect him to like them much (neither William or Henry really cared much about eating solids until closer to turning one), but he loves eating solid foods. I mainly just feed him tiny bites of what we are eating. On occasion, I will give him purees but I’d say 90% of the time he prefers bites vs purees – so different than his brothers! He loves eggs, pears, blueberries, cheese, carrots, almond butter toast, grilled cheese, fish, strawberries, avocado – basically anything I put in front of him he eats.
Before the craziness of Covid-19, we went to Vegas for a birthday celebration and Ford came along! I always love when he comes on trips with us without his brothers, because it gives us some extra special alone time – something that doesn’t happen very often at home!
- Ford went from two teeth to seven – and he’s very proud of them always flashing his biggest smile 🙂
- Crawling everywhere
- Sitting up
- Standing and cruising – I think we may have a walker soon!
- Solids – There is not one food he doesn’t like
- Clapping/Waving: He is getting so interactive
- Says “Dada”
- Transitioned out of sleep sack
Must-Have Baby Items for 9 months old
- Coverall bibb: I literally just bought this on Amazon because Ford is the messiest eater ever! It has great reviews, so we will see, but adding it here for those of you with messy eaters, too.
- Pajamas: Now that Ford sleeps with no sleep sack, these soft, zippered pajamas are a must.
- High chair: We’ve had this high chair since William started eating solids and it’s held up great. We have replaced the cushion for each boy to start fresh.
- Food pouch tops: This helps the pouch to not squeeze out all at the same time – lifesaver!
- Sippy Cup: Our tried and true – we’ve used this brand of sippy cup for all the boys.
- Swim trunks: We’ve got a little fish on our hands – he wants to be in the pool at all times. These are the best swim trunks and rash guards for littles.
- Favorite toys: Squishy book, wooden blocks, what’s inside box, interactive pull toy puppy, interactive DJ booth, ball pit (consisting of a blow up pool and these plastic balls) and stacking cups