Monday, October 25, 2004

9 month checkup

Last week Zack had his 9 month checkup! Here are the important stats: 60% percentile in weight (22 pounds), 90% percentile in length, and 90% in head size. His weight has dropped off a bit due to his non-stop crawling. He is now wearing 18-month sized clothes and has grown out of most of his other clothes. And he's got his flu shot too.

The past week Zack started to show association with sound and sight and pointing. When he hears an airplane or a bird, he looks up at the sky, and when he see it, he is reaching out and pointing at it. So we of course went to our friendly neighborhood airport over the weekend to let him see more planes. While the planes were neat and loud, his favorite was watching a helicopter hover around on a training flight. He can't say any words yet, but it is neat to hear him say "buh buh buh buh" when pointing at a bird.

Zack is not walking unaided yet, but he is very close. If we hold both his hands, he is off to the races. And if we hold one hand, he will still walk, but a little slower (This is a good way to control baby speed when the parent starts tiring out). He has lost his late afternoon nap, and now only naps at 9:30 am and at 1:30pm.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

A Picture Share!

A Picture Share!

The crawl monster

Well, crawling has won. Zack is now scooting around on all fours, but walking may not be far behind. We had to do some emergency baby-proofing of he house. Jen also counted at least 25 seconds of Zack standing with no support. As soon as he figures out how to move his legs while not holding on to anything, he will be off to the races.

We've taken his 12 hour sleep-through-the-night sleeping cycle for granted. Now that he has learned to sit up by himself and stand up, the crib is now a play-pen, not just a place to sleep. Getting him to sleep is now much more difficult since he wil now flop all over the crib for 30 min before tiring himself out. And now when we hear him wake up, we walk into his room and see him hapily standing in his crib. See the picture above.

We may need to get a helmet for him as all his adventues may be rough on his forehead. The interesting thing is that when he cries after bumping his head, he will stop immediately if he is helped up to a standing position. He loves to stand!