Nine Months! Cole has been with us for the same amount of time he was in my belly! Time is flying!
|These pics are getting harder and harder to take the more mobile he gets!|
Sleep: Sleep has been a major issue! He is no longer sleeping through the night, waking up once or twice for a very short period of time. He also is refusing to go to bed earlier than 9-9:30 and still waking up at 5:30. His naps are still erratic so I am afraid my little man is not getting enough beauty rest! I think his sleep has changed for many reasons, I haven’t been sticking to a strict schedule now that I am off work, he’s teething, and he’s learning new things everyday and doesn’t want to stop doing them to go to sleep! When we are home from vacation, our bedtime/naptime routines are definitely going back in place.
Eating: Cole is still eating meals 3 times a day and nursing 6 times a day (including after his three meals). I’ve had more and more dairy (including ice cream!) and it doesn’t seem to be affecting him so hopefully he is growing out of that allergy.
Diaper Size: Still in size 3
Clothes Size: all 12 months and all absolutely adorable!
Other Fun Facts:
*Cole is fully sitting up on his own and loving it. He is also starting to pull himself up on someone sitting nearby. He doesn’t really reach for furniture to pull himself up but if there is an open leg, he starts climbing!
* Cole is still scooting backwards, I wonder if he will skip over crawling and just go straight to cruising the furniture?!
*Cole is starting to use a sippy cup. He mostly chews on it but sometimes he sucks if he’s really hot! I mostly use it at the beach or when we are somewhere hot and I fill it with water and sometimes a tiny, tiny bit of juice to get him interested in it.
*Mommy and Cole have spent some time visiting Gigi and Pops during the week this summer. We were visiting during Gigi’s birthday and Cole had his first “real” restaurant experience. We went to Bahama Breeze and he was such a good boy!
*Cole has 2 bottom teeth!!! Finally! After all the buckets of drool he produced! The first one started to poke through around mid-July and the second one came a few days later. Again, Mommy and Daddy were both excited and sad at the same time because our baby boy is growing so fast!
*Cole has started to wave hello and goodbye! I’ve noticed it for a while but he REALLY got the hang of it while we were on vacation in Chincoteague. He pretty much waves to anything and anybody. It is SO CUTE!
* Speaking of vacation, Cole had his first Williamson family vacation this year. We stayed in a great house in Chincoteague and had a wonderful time. Cole enjoyed spending time with Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Mike and Uncle Jimmy and they loved spending time with him! He had his first ride on Daddy’s boat while we were there. It only lasted about a minute though b/c he HATED the life jacket. I can’t blame him, it looked really uncomfortable!
|Not a fan of the life jacket!|
|Cole's first (very short) boat ride!|
|Enjoying time up on the dock with Uncle Mike.|
|Visiting the ponies in Chincoteague|
|Vacation wears me out!|
|Walking through town!|
|Napping with Grandma|
|Sleeping in with Daddy|
|Love these piggie toes :)|
|So grown up! Loving his Daddy's old rings that Grandma brought!|
|Uncle Jimmy and Cole|
|Look at those baby blues :)|
|Williamson Family Vacation 2012|
And if all those photos are not enough...here are some more :)
|He. Kills. Me.|
|Hangin with Pops on the Hog :)|
and finally...because I don't think I've ever taken a picture of him crying, b/c he rarely does...
|It was bedtime!|