Orchard Girls

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Benjamin's 9 Month Update

Hey everyone! I can't believe it has been so long since we've posted anything! I'm so sorry. We've been working hard starting our new little business, Orchardbaby Boutique. Things have been going pretty well, but definitely takes up the small amount of free time we have. 
I thought I would pop on here and do an update on little mister Benjamin. He turned 9 months on April 10th, so I'm not too far behind. He just had his check up at the doctor yesterday and he is weighing in at 19 pounds (40th percentile) and is 28 inches tall (25th percentile). His head is down to the 85th percentile. I'm not quite sure why Ben was so big coming out, because he sure seems to be settling down on the smaller side of things! WHYYY?! The whole birthing process would have been quite a bit different.
Benjamin has been developing leaps and bounds! It's so crazy how fast things move at this stage. Ben is now crawling, standing up, and "cruising" along some of the furniture. He's pretty darn fast and if you turn around for a second, he's on the other side of the room. He's been having fun exploring all parts of our home and getting into lots of things he really shouldn't be.
Hmm, what else? He's talking a lot. Saying mama and dada. It's almost as if he is copying our inflection, as well. It's pretty cute. He just has these little conversations with himself and it really sounds like he's telling a story.

He's eating all kinds of things now, too! We give him bits of pretty much everything we're eating, in addition to some pureed fruits and veggies. He's still breastfeeding about every 3 hours during the day. He still wakes up to eat at least once every night. Not sure if he's actually hungry or if he just wants the comfort.
Speaking of nighttime, we've been having issues getting him to sleep. He screams and cries, and throws himself backward. He's been pushing his binky away and getting extremely upset when we try to put it back in. I'm hoping he's just teething! He's gotten his two bottom teeth, but I suspect his top teeth are making their way down.
Unfortunately, Ben has developed allergies. His daddy had lots of allergies as a baby, so we kind of expected it. I first noticed it about a month ago when his eyelids swelled up really bad. They've only done that once more since then, but he always has itchy eyes. We aren't too sure what he's allergic to, but the doctor suspects it could be partly seasonal and partly indoor (pets, mold, dust). We do have two doggies, and I'm pretty sure he's allergic to them. He only gets symptoms after having contact with them, though. Which is sad since he loves them so much. The doctor prescribed him some Claritin, and we will be giving that to him daily from now on. Hopefully it helps.
Other than that, everything else is going pretty well! He's a happy little boy and everyone comments on how happy and smiley he is. We can already tell he's going to be a little character, which I'm so excited to see become more prevalent as he gets older! It crazy to us how much our life has changed since adding this little guy into the mix, and I definitely wouldn't change it for the world. He is loved dearly and greatly.

Hope you all are doing well!

No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...