Nine Months Old

Ezran turned 9-months-old today and has been with us for almost two months.

So much has happened in these two months.

He’s gone from not being able to sit on his own, to sitting, crawling and is now able to go from crawling to sitting.

We haven’t seen any real improvement in his reflux and sadly, trying to get a call back from the gastroenterologist is almost impossible. Fortunately, he sees his pediatrician next week and hopefully we can figure something out.

I did learn that the tests he had around 2 months of age, showed no abnormalities which indicates his reflux is something that will eventually stop once his system matures.

Despite the reflux, he is a good eater. The only foods he doesn’t like are peaches and apricots. I think they are just a bit too sour for his liking. We have also begun introducing some finger foods. He is especially fond of green beans.

He has definitely found his voice. He is making more and more sounds all the time saying da, ma, and uh ma when he’s crying. He also says ba, and ca. He loves yelling to get people’s attention and I will admit, it’s an effective form of communication.

He likes to play peek-a-boo and intentionally plays pat-a-cake by clapping his hands. The pat it, roll it, mark it with an E really confused him for a while. Now he just stops during that part and smiles.

He loves to jump and enjoys holding my hands and walking. Although he isn’t close to having the walking part figured out. He tends to cross his foot over and steps on his other foot, but he still thinks he’s big stuff when he’s upright on two legs.

He loves his sisters and gets very excited when they give him attention. He gets especially excited when Lili comes into the room and very willingly goes to her. For a matter-of-fact, if Lili is holding him and I reach for him, he just stares at me and stays put.

It took him a bit longer to warm up to daddy, primarily because daddy works all day and hasn’t had the opportunity to spend as much time with him. He now seeks out his attention and enjoys sitting with him until he’s tired or hungry. Then it’s all about mommy.

Sleep has been a challenge for him. His little body seems to have trouble calming down and staying calm, but slowly we’re seeing some improvement. For the first several weeks he would wake every 2-3 hours during the night, now he wakes just once a night with an occasional night of waking a couple times. Naps were also very short, about 15-20 minutes long and only 2-3 times a day. The lack of sleep wasn’t good for any of us, but especially him. He will still take a very short 20-30-minute nap in the afternoon but is more consistently taking a longer 1-2 hour nap in the morning. He seems to be wearing himself out more now that he’s crawling and that’s a good thing. We still have some work to do when it comes to sleep, but we’re getting there.

He had two teeth when he came to us and in a month now has 8 teeth. Considering the fact that he does a fair amount of chewing in the molar area, he is preparing for those molars in a few months.

He really has adjusted well overall and we love watching him grow and change.

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