That is how old Ty is today! We had his 9 month check up this morning complete with 2 shots in the leg, at least it wasn't 4 like the last few times and he didn't have to have the nasty oral rotovirus vaccine so those were positives. Ty weighed in at 18 lbs. 8 oz. and was 27 inches long. He was just over the 25th percentile for both height and weight. I was a little concerned since at his 6 month appt. he was just below the 50th for both, but the Dr. assured me that it is pretty common that between 6 and 9 months they slow down quite a bit since they eat more table food and drink less formula (less calories) and they start to move around a lot more. I am just not used to having a small baby as Gabe was in the 90th percentile for weight until he hit a year old:) Everything else checked out great and the dr. got a kick out of Ty's facial expressions and he even growled at him with a sneer to match. Ty's favorite thing to do is bite things, He pulls himself up on your step between the kitchen and living room and likes to bite the step and then last night he was standing against the couch and was biting the back of the couch, in his defense I am pretty certain he is getting at least one tooth on the bottom as his gum looks all bloody like a tooth is getting ready to pop through at any moment. Getting a monthly picture is getting increasingly more difficult as Ty does not like to sit still, this morning he was moving all over the place, trying to pull himself up and crawl forward and then his brother decided to help out too! I think I got at least one good for the baby book.
Gabe is loving the warmer weather with trips to the park, stroller rides and playing in the back yard. He is anxiously awaiting a trip up to the farm to ride that tractors now that it is spring. The house is kind of at a stand still right now as Carl is pretty busy at work. The fireplace wall has looked like this for the past few weeks with no finish date in sight as of now. We did manage to finally decide on paint colors for the outside of the house and hopefully before the dog days of summer we will be able to get that done(although maybe it won't be that warm this summer, if the cool spring is any indicator) We are loving our neighborhood right now as all the college kids are gone for summer, it is so quiet around here and there are places to park on the street! I'm sure the end of August will come before you know it but then we have some tailgating to look forward to, save the date for any home weekend, we will probably be having some tailgates at our place(let's hope it is done by then:)