One of my favorite things to do now is try to pull myself up to standing (and smiling at myself once I've done so)! I am getting very good at standing up in my "garden", but still have trouble on other furniture and people. Here are some of my other new favorites. Mom just loves to walk me around the kitchen in circles as I stick my belly out and swagger. (Mommy and Daddy say I have a long way to go before I walk.) I'm getting pretty good at making motor sounds (with my vibrating lower lip and lots of saliva). I still am very fond of eating wood or at least gnawing on it, especially the tasty church pew. Mom and Dad are slowly graduating me to big people food. I really like WHATEVER they are eating; so, they figured why not let me have that for dinner, too.
I met up with Cole and his Mom, Jill, yesterday for lunch in Sturbridge. Cole is about a week older than I am and doing the same things I am. Our mommies had a great time chatting and talking about us as we ate finger foods and dropped toys on the floor. Other diners complimented us on how well-behaved we were. We said thank you with our cute smiles.
Earlier today Mom and I hosted a play group, and it was lots of fun. I wasn't used to having other little kids in my house; so, it took me a while to eat my lunch. I didn't want to take my eyes off them. The kids seemed to enjoy my toys and books, and I think I did a good job of sharing them.
Last week, Mommy took me to my 9 month check-up. I'm doing just fine at 21.6 lbs. and 29 1/2 inches. I'm definitely a momma's boy these days, but that's natural.