Hello, we just had Dominic's 9 month check-up and he now weighs 17 pounds!! How exciting! It's taken him so long to put on weight, but I still can't believe he's this big... funny how that works. He doesn't crawl- he scoots on his tummy and has been doing that since about 8 1/2 months. He's really fast, too! His favorite things to go for are dog food or water, dog toys, the entertainment center, and the Christmas tree. He's learning so much and making more sounds with his mouth- still the dada's and baba's and now gaga and yaya... still no MAMA! He's playing with his toys more and actually learning to take them out of a box- very exciting :). He has just started sleeping through the night, too- FINALLY! He's done it for the last few days and I really hope it sticks. He's also falling asleep on his own now instead of me rocking him to sleep. The Doctors say they need to be able to do this so I had to start letting him, haha- but I still rock him sometimes for naps. We're coming up on his very first Christmas and man is he getting spoiled! I tried not to buy a lot of toys for him because I know family is getting him stuff- but I still ended up buying him quite a few things. I don't know where I'm going to put everything!
His tummy is doing well- his herniated belly button is getting better as he grows. He still spits up, but not as much as before. He's eating more and more solid foods which help him to keep it down.
Thank you all for the continued love and support!