Size: Brody is scheduled for his 9 month check up this week so we should know a little better about his size after that. We suspect he weighs over 20 lbs. now though. He still wears a size 3 diaper and has progressed to mostly 12 month clothes. The green outfit above was worn by his big brother during his second winter when he was over 18 months old, but we figured we better start letting Brody wear it now before he outgrows it!
Developmental Accomplishments: Teeth were a big change this month. He went from having only two teeth on the bottom to having seven teeth (four on top and three on the bottom)! He still hasn't attempted to full crawl yet but is doing quite a bit of slithering around on his belly to reach stuff he wants. He likes to stand up more than lay on his belly though and is working on his balancing act. He can stand up for maybe 2 or 3 seconds on his own and can stay up for a pretty long time holding on to something. He has also learned several commands like "splash splash" in the tub, "clap clap" to clap his hands, and "dance dance" to move his little body like he is dancing. Brody still loves peek-a-boo and will just cackle at Mommy when she hides and then says "Boo!" Mommy and Brody also play ball together, and he does seem to have big brother's same affiliation there.
Sleeping: Brody is still sleeping well in his crib all night. We have also stayed pretty healthy over the last couple of weeks which is probably attributable to some pretty nice weather for January.
He's cuter than the quarterback...at least that's what his shirt says!
So sweet at 36 weeks old.
Suffering from his first little ear infection, but he was still all smiles most of the time.
Wearing big brother's hat.
Giving Daddy love for his birthday.
They have a blast together!
Sweet big smiles.
Brody loves playing in the bathtub...and makes quite a mess now going "splash splash."
Washing his face.
So sweet wearing another outfit of big brother's.
Oh how we love that face!
Sweet little smile.
Nothing says boy like OshKosh overalls.
"Oh Mom, are we done yet?"
Happy teething baby!
There's that big smile!
So pretty in his new outfit from Uncle Paul and Aunt Jessica.
Pretty in blue!
The sweetest kiss.
"I'm so cool!"
"My future's so bright, I have to wear shades."
But I do hate to hide these beautiful eyes.
Brody gives big brother a ride.
Sweet boy loves his "Mom."
He's getting so big.
Playing with big brother's valentine's puppy.
Wearing big brother's 12 month outfit.