Thursday, January 22, 2009

9 Month Update

Barron turned 9 months a couple of weeks ago.  It is hard to believe how close we are to him turning one. When we went to the doctors office he measured the biggest yet in the percentiles.  He weighed 25.8 pounds (97%), he was 29 1/4 inches long (95%), and his head size was in the 97%.  It is unbelievable to me how fast they grow their first year.  
Our crawling is still not done on all fours and I really do not think that it will.  He has gotten surprisingly fast in his form.  The best way for me to describe it is he looks like a soldier crawling through a field.  I tried to put a very short video of it on here, but after 2 hours of it down loading I gave up.  If Barron is in the kitchen he is going to go right for Bailey's bowl.  That is what he is doing here:

We are in the process of trying to get him to take a sippy cup.  He likes the apple juice we put in it, he just prefers someone to hold it for him.  He is getting closer all of the time.  Bailey enjoys getting the juice that drops out.

We have also begun giving Barron pretty much anything that is on our plate.  You can give him one small bite and he smacks on it for 10 minutes.  It keeps him busy so Bryan and I get a chance to eat.  
We have always loved bath time but we really love it when we get to do it with our Dad.  (If you are wondering Bryan does have a swimsuit on!)  Dylan loves to watch also.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Barron meets Patrick

Last Wednesday Bryan's brother Patrick and his wife Rebecca came to visit and brought their 7 week son, Patrick.  Barron has never been around a baby that was younger than him and we were all interested in how he was going to react.  For 9 months now Barron has been the only "baby in town."  Bryan's parents decided they had to come if they were going to have both Grand-baby's in one place.  

Barron of course wanted to make sure his Grandmother new how much he loved him, especially now that he has competition.  Here he is giving her a kiss!!!

Barron really was sweet to Patrick.  He really wanted to touch him.  I of course was always scared he was going to scratch or hit him.  But for the most part he was pretty gentle.

It was hard to take a picture of both of them without anybody else in it.  For one Patrick doesn't sit up and then Barron is not big enough to hold him.  But we got a few.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Barron's Moves

As precious as I think a baby is that crawls, I have been informed that Barron probably will not. I also think a baby with a pacifier in their mouth is precious and Barron hated them. Oh well, he does many other things that I think are adorable and I guess I will hope for the next child to do those things. I don't know for sure, but I was told by a reliable source that once they start pulling themselves with their hands and on their belly's they usually do not crawl.  It's pretty hilarious to watch but he actually can get to those toys that he use to not be able to.  Sometimes he will get on all fours until he sees something he wants and gets back on the belly to slither over there.
We have gotten good at standing.  He can pretty much stand on his own while holding onto something.  We are still figuring out the moving of the feet, it's coming.  

He loves Bailey, but he is starting to get a little rough with her.  He doesn't understand to be gentle yet, he just loves her ears and tries to pull them.  She is always sweet and stays there while he does it.