27 October 2010

Happy 9 Months {yesterday}

I am so sorry for the overload of posts today!!!


Bennett turned 9 months! Well, yesterday, but I waited to post this cause his Doctor's appointment wasn't until today.

Here are his stats::

Weight: 20lbs 12oz (50%)
Height: 31" (98%)

Got his last Hep B shot and his flu shot! He only yelled for a minute and was over it! Such a trooper! Love my boy!

I can't believe my little Bennett is 9 months already!!! He's crawling everywhere, getting into anything and everything his little hands can reach to. He still doesn't have ANY teeth, have no idea when they're going to come in!

He's doing well with his solid food... he likes EVERYTHING. Seriously, it doesn't matter what it is, he'll eat it! He's not picky at all. {yet!}

We have decided to start sleep training him. Up until very recently he wouldn't go to sleep unless we were holding him. Not anymore. 9 months is way to old to be doing that... he's a heavy boy and we've decided it's time to get him used to soothing himself. It's been really hard because we've had to let him cry... but so far it's worked pretty well with minimal crying. We'll see how it goes!

He is only nursing 2-3 times a day now. Mostly at night and in the morning. He's WAY too distracted during the day to want anything to do with it. I'm having a hard time accepting it because my hope was that he would continue breastfeeding for at least a year but I don't know if that will happen. I'm not ready for him to be weening himself! {sigh}.

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m&msmommy said...

Good, another toothless 9 month old! :) Mia has no teeth and all my friends, with children her age, have mouths full! :)

He's SO sweet!

Angie McCulloch said...

happy 9 months bennett!!! you are doing so great! it seems like just yesterday you were coming home from the hospital and now you are into everything and eating everything!!! the teeth will come...kaylin was late too and now all of a sudden is getting 4 at the same time on top...it's crazy! good job with the sleep training...i'll keep my fingers crossed it continues to go well. i know the decrease in nursing is hard, but keep it up! luckily we can both get to a year...my goal too! it's hard when it's not just up to you, but them as well to cooperate!

Shawntae said...

Yay! Happy 9 months sweet little boy!!

Kingston doesn't have any teeth either haha. Yay for our gummy gumersons. He is getting so big!! He weighs more than kingston no wonder you are sick of holding him to put him to sleep!! I hope it works out well for you and he did alright with his shots!! I hate that part.

Brittany said...

Happy Nine month little mister :)

He's such a hunk!

AmyLee said...

happy nine months bennett!!
(ps, on your wee bit o' me post below, i had to laugh b/c as far as dressing up goes it's the opposite in our family. sam will not dress up & i am trying to get him! funny how opposites attract, huh.)

Naomi said...

Happy 9 months to a cute little boy! :) You sound like me when my little guy was a baby! he also had to be walked asleep--but there is hope! We worked it out! And second, he weaned at 6 months (by his choice--he wanted nothing to do with breastfeeding all of a sudden) and I felt lots of guilt that he didn't make it to a year. But, we all survived and he was happy and healthy. That's all that matters right? One other pro--I didn't have to pump at work anymore-ha! : )

Zwickl Family said...

Happy 9 months, Bennett! You and Logan are almost exactly the same size! Weight is exactly the same!

Everything will work out fine, just be happy B could breastfeed for as long as he could! You are a great Mommy and he is happy so that means you did something right. :)

See you Friday, little Lion.

The Alexander's said...

I've heard that teething is hereditary (on the dad's side) and its rang true for my son and other friends of mine. Try to see if your MIL remembers when your husband got his first tooth and most likely that will be around the time Bennett gets his first one!

melissa d. said...

happy nine months bennet!

that is funny that him and stella weight the same-i have a little chunk i guess :)

i hope the sleep training keeps going well! good job mama!

Jess Craig said...

haha awesome! i'm pretty sure bennett is the same size as wyatt. wyatt is 20 lbs right now. and from the looks of those pictures, i think they're around the same height!

Jhen.Stark said...

Ahhh... precious boy! Happy 9 Months!

I love it when babies don't have their teeth yet, it makes them stay younger just a little longer! And the biting doesn't hurt as bad ;0)

The Adventures of a Blondie Mommie said...

Bennett sounds so much like Jackson- except Bennett is way taller! My poor little guy is only in the 45% percentile for height and weight. :( Jackson doesn't have any teeth either! I also know what you mean about hoping to make it to 12 months with nursing- Jackson loses more and more interest every day and I'm not ready to give it up yet. Happy 9 months Bennett!

Michelle said...

He's such a gorgeous boy :)
If it makes you feel any better I still wrap and rock my 14 month old to sleep =O lol. Its just easier with his crazy noisy big sister around!!

Lea said...

Awe, what sweet pictures! And, how commendable of you to let Bennett start putting himself to sleep. Know it's hard, but it's best for sure.

And, I absolutely love the quote by Margaret Nadauld that you have on your sidebar. Magnificent!

Blessings to you!

Jess said...

Happy nine months, Bennett! You're looking adorable, as usual!
Aw. That's too bad about him already starting to wean off the breastmilk. But hey, if you manage to breast feed him for as long as he wants to- that's a big accomplishment :) Although I'd probably be sad, too.

Karli said...

OK, I swear when you say Bennett has turned one, I'm going to get emotional!!! Time is flying so fast; I feel it with my kids too. How can my oldest be nine YEARS old?! Precious, gorgeous, beautiful pics!

Carolyn said...

Happy 9 Months Bennett! He's such a little cutie! Good luck with the sleep training, Hopefully it continues to go smoothly.

Sylvia Cook Photography said...

Happy 9 months already to my little lovie!
I can't believe the time has gone so fast.
He'll be a whole year before you know it:)

Lauren said...

so sweet! he is a big boy! I have a little shrimpy on my hands here, 5% :( I broke down and sleep trained ryan- ferber method at 9 months too, I was having to nurse him and rock him to sleep every night. its SO hard when they are that old cause they can stand and yell but hang in there if you need to vent I am here! I know what its like with a 9 month old.
happy 9 months baby boy!

Amber said...

Something they don't have in common..........weight!!!!!!!

My Bennett is huge. At 6 months he weighed 21 lb. 4 oz. and was already 29 inches.

Your Bennett is a doll. I love his onesie. Bennett has one like that. He wore it with overalls in his 6 month pics and it was adorable.

samarah said...

so sweet! He is such a handsome little guy :)

AlissaDawn said...

Happy Birthday Nephy! I am glad I got to spend an evening with him - it's nice having those auntie/Bennett nights!
Good luck with the training. I know you can do it!

Michael, Mindy, and Dane said...

happy 9 moths!! what a doll. LOVE his lion costume! that pictures is priceless! in this post, i think he looks SO MUCH like you in that bottom left picture. seriously! so cute.

The Reluctant Blogger said...

Happy 9 months Bennett!

Sorry I am late to comment but I read daily! He is sooo cute and his hair looks to be getting darker like Mommas!

Good luck with the sleep training, I know first hand how hard that is but you are teaching him a super important skill.