Well, here we are, 3/4 of the way through sweet Branner's first year of life. I cannot believe how much he has grown, developed and mastered in such a short time. He is turning into such a big boy! There are times it makes me sad he is growing up so fast. I want him to grow up and learn and have fun, but there will always be a part of me that wants to keep him close and that wishes he could stay a baby forever.
We went into Dr. Craig's office for his 9 month check-up yesterday, and everything looks great! Despite the rash scare last week, Branner is healthy, continues to progress ahead of schedule and is just a good baby in general. He weighed in at 20 lbs, 1 oz (50th percentile) and is 29 in long (70th percentile). He has finally evened out a little, and is no longer a giant compared to other kids his age. Dr. Craig did say he is tall for his age, but we'll see how long that lasts. He got one vaccination and his flu shot, and he did great. He didn't even cry, probably because of the bottle he was drinking at the time!
An overview of his life these days...
Likes: Crawling, crawling, crawling, pulling up on anything and everything in site, Bailey, Chloe, Dylan, walks, baths, talking all the time, putting objects in his mouth, afternoons swinging at the park, Kindermusik, having me chase him everywhere, opening and closing things, Gerber snack puffs, texting on his Blackberry and feeding himself bottles(finally).
Dislikes: Not being able to stick his fingers in sockets, being told "no" when he pulls up on things he shouldn't and teething.
Clothing sizes: 9 or 12 mo, some 12-18 mo.
Diaper size: STILL 3
What he eats: Formula, fruits (except apricots!), grains, veggies, meats, yogurt and puffs.
We love you, Branner!