Get your popcorn ready

It’s movie time! 🙂

Here’s Marco crawling around (9 months)

Marco learned how to walk with Mama (9 months)

And here’s little man walking with his Dino (10 months):

Finally, Marco has learned how to stand all by himself! Now we know his walking will come very very soon! (10 months)

A bit late, but worth the wait!

Pictures from the past month 🙂

Monkey

Marco’s measurements:

Height: 29 inches (85th percentile)
Weight: 19 1/2 pounds (50th percentile)
Head circumference: 17 1/4 inches (25th percentile)

Still tall, but now he’s bulked up! His doctor was very pleased with his physical growth, though we need to continue with the iron supplements.

As far as mental development, the pediatrician said Marco is ahead of most 9 month old babies. He’s been pulling himself to standing for several months, and feeding himself small items like raisins, macaroni, yogurt melts, etc. since the end of December. Marco passes small objects from one hand to the other, and says ‘Mama’, ‘Dada’ and is trying to say ‘More’. He manages ‘maarrrr’. Last weekend we taught him clapping, and he’s starting to wave ‘hello’.

Favorite foods

raisins
dried cranberries
whole wheat toast
turkey with tomato and avocado
organic waffles
Annie’s organic whole grain bunny crackers

He eats anything and everything. With as much energy as he’s burning up, it makes sense!

Marco is almost ready for a front-facing car seat, holy mackerel!!

 

Picture updates…

Marco is 9 months old!!

He’s pulling himself to a stand on EVERYTHING!

He loves to stomp his feet on the ground when he wears shoes

Marco has a puzzle set that he loves to play with, though he mainly just chews on the pieces. A few days ago, however, he started to figure out that the pieces were meant to fit into the spaces, and has attempted to put them in their proper place. No success yet, but it is fun to watch him try!

He also loves this music table that we’re borrowing from the Gomers.

On Wednesday, Marco has his 9 month wellness checkup; I’ll post the height/weight updates then. 🙂