Category Archives: 9 months

random baby-related musings

I got an invoice for storing my remaining 8 or so embryos for the year. Of course, it brought up the issue of a second child. We are both feeling very torn on the issue currently. We can’t even imagine having another baby on top of our current baby. It is already so hard, and I wouldn’t say S is a difficult baby. He seems pretty normal (no reflux, colic, or anything like that). Maybe it’s just not in the cards for us. It makes me kind of sad for S, but I don’t think that is necessarily the best reason to have another baby. Anyway, we paid for storage through February as we’re not quite ready to call it. I guess we’ll see where we are when the next invoice arrives.

It seems like most of my bloggy friends are planning to have a second child, which makes me wonder what our deal is that we feel so overwhelmed with one. Maybe because we’re older? I don’t know. Is there anyone out there with a singleton and plan to stay that way?
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S is teething like crazy. It looks like he has one coming in on the bottom, which is a first for him (having only one tooth coming in). He seems to have trouble with those lowers and not so much with the uppers.
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I’m sure I’m boring the hell out of all of you with this, but sleep continues to be problematic. He is pretty much in our bed all night at this point, which works for him but not so great for us. He starts in his bed around 6PM and usually wakes at least once before we go to bed around 9:30/10:00PM. He wakes up then and nurses and I try to get him back in his crib at that point, but I often fail or fall asleep before trying. We are living in fear of the daylight savings time change coming up as he is already going to sleep early and waking early 5:00/5:30AM. Any ideas on this, or about shifting bedtime out in general?
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I didn’t get in to see my OB last Friday re: post-partum depression as he had an emergency. Hoping to get in sometime this week.

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9 month stats

21 lbs and 29.5″. Long and lean 🙂

We also sat in the waiting room with another 2 mom family who had a son around S’s age! I so wish we had tried to talk a little more, but they called us back quickly. We need a gay mommy group!

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9 months!

Today my sweet baby boy is 9 months old. I say this every month, but damn, I can’t believe he’s so big already! He definitely seems more “little boy” than “baby boy” these days. Not a lot of new stuff in the last month, except that he now enjoys playing in the sandbox at the park (but will gladly eat a hand full it if you aren’t watching closely). Rather than gaining new skills, he is mastering those that he started last month. He is crawling like crazy, pulling himself to a stand constantly, babbling all the time, and has a couple more teeth coming in (which will bring the grand total to 9). He has his 9 month check up on Thursday and we are excited to see what he weighs and his height. He seems like such a BIG boy! We were at the park yesterday and there was a baby who was 2 months older than S but looked about 3 months younger!

S still loves breastfeeding, and his favorite foods are yogurt, any fruit (except banana, which he’s so-so on), squash, and sweet potato. He is enjoying puffs and yogurt melts, too, and is getting really good at picking them up and getting them into his mouth. We put a swing up at his Grandma’s house and she also has a kiddie pool for him, so he loves going over there. His favorite toys include the Leapfrog musical table, Tupperware Shape-O toy (remember that one, kids?), plastic toy truck (wheels!), and soft books. Favorite books include Winnie the Pooh Bedtime ABCs, baby lift-the-flap books (the DK Publishing ones), Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See, and a finger puppet glove book thingy of Old MacDonald had a Farm.

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