Hezekiah James: 9 months

Hezekiah turned 9 months old last week! Could we be any more blessed by this boy?

 

Weight: The at home scale said 17 pounds.

Eating: Kiah now loves to eat! He still drinks a 5 oz bottle every 3-4 hours, but eats all meals at the table with us. After having zero luck with spoon feeding him, I switched to Baby Led Weaning and it has worked SO WELL for him. He literally eats whatever we are eating as long as it’s not spicy or acidic. It makes a huge mess but it’s actually so much less work for us!

Sleeping: Kiah has dropped his third daily power nap and we are down to two daily naps consistently. Well, when we aren’t running around all day long to other appointments, that is. This poor kid has had more naps interrupted than any of my other kids combined. #ThirdChildProblems

Kiah goes to bed around 7:30 and sleeps until the insanely early hour of 5 am. At 5 am, he wakes up and is not only hungry, but completely and totally 100% awake and ready to PLAY.

Clothing/Diapers: He is still sitting pretty comfortably in his 6-9 month clothing and we are using cloth diapers consistently still! I never use them when we go out and since we have been going out SO MUCH lately I find I’m not using them as much.

We are passing his hand-me-downs to his twin cousins who are six month younger, but I’m fairly sure that they will all be in the same size soon. LOL!

Personality: Content. Chill. Calm. Unphased. This baby is literally the most laid-back and content baby I have ever seen. He’s the gift that we needed after Abi and I am not taking it for granted one bit. He’s also starting to get a sense of humor and loves to make us laugh at him! He is starting to really act like a boy, too. If I set him down outside, he will be covered in dirt in less than 30 seconds. He’s also daring in ways that Tera was always cautious, so I foresee my hands being very full in the near future!

New Developments: 

  • Crawling like a speed demon everywhere!
  • Pulling up on furniture and tables, people’s legs and anything that will support him (he can’t get down yet, though)
  • 2 bottom teeth with 2 more top teeth breaking through!

Likes: 

  • His sisters
  • Car Rides
  • Sitting and playing with toys
  • Snuggling
  • Bath Time
  • Being outside
  • Screeching and Making Loud Noises
  • Pretty Much Everything

Dislikes: 

  • Laying down for a diaper change
  • Laying down for a nap when something more exciting is happening
  • Having to wait for bed

What We Are Loving at This Stage: Kiah literally brings our family so much joy. He is the calm in the midst of the chaos, he is the cute in the midst of the crabby and he is the smile at the end of a long day. We just LOVE his personality and all the fun things that he does on a daily basis.

What We Are Struggling with at This Stage: Buddy, could you just sleep in a little? Or maybe wake up at 3 am and go back to sleep. The problem with waking up at 5 am is that by the time I’ve fed you and settled you back down, it’s time for Daddy’s alarm to go off, which means the rest of the house will also be awake. So instead of waking up at 6, I’m getting up at 5 every day.

 

8 months//7 months//6 months//5 months//4 months//3 months//2 months//1 month//Birth Story

Tera Evelynne at 9 months  ((my kids look literally identical))

And a little behind the scenes action with my two assistants….

2 comments

  1. Beth Bo. says:

    That first picture you posted of Kiah with the stick made me think “all boy!” So it was funny to read your comment later on about him being all boy and getting covered in dirt!

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