Jake has now been living outside the womb for longer than he was inside! 9 months! Where does the time go? This past month has been a whirlwind of activity. Jake has teeth! He got his two bottom middle teeth, and the top teeth are poking their way through. He's been having some difficulty with teething for the past two days. I think it's possible that 4 teeth on top are going to come through at the same time. Thank goodness for infant Motrin and Orajel!
Jake is on the move; he is getting faster with his crawling, and he's venturing all over the house. He is also pulling himself up to everything. Mainly he pulls himself up on his knees, but he is working his way up to standing. Sometimes he still takes a tumble from a sitting or kneeling position, and he does not like that one bit! He doesn't like self inflicted injuries, but he sure does tolerate a lot from Samantha! Today she whacked him on the back with a little plastic bat and he just kept right on moving.
Jake is still eating purees, but is moving on to things like Gerber puffs and crunchy snacks. He's also had some cheerios. He loves to make a huge mess out of biter biscuits and zwieback toast. I don't know what the deal is with those things, but you practically have to hose him down after eating one of those. Jake is doing lots of babbling, but not not making any consonant sounds yet. I really thought I heard him say "da" and possibly "ga" the other day, so we'll see, he might be on the verge. Of course what did I do but say "say mamamamamamama". Jake goes to the pediatrician on Monday, so we'll report the 9 month stats in a few days!