{Month Nine} + The Stranger Danger Phase

This little scrunchy nose guy is officially 9 months! I remember feeling like I saw the most changes at 2 months, 6 months, and now 9 months FOR SURE. The biggest being his increase in mobility …he is everywhere! We’ve already gotten a few calls from daycare that he has fell, scratched himself, etc. They said this is normal as he is getting into everything – I can barely keep up with him on a 1on1 basis, I don’t know how daycare can watch his every move. Gives this mama anxiety….
The other difference we noticed this month was the “stranger danger” phase. He can now tell who has him and shows preference as to who is holding him or in the same room as him. I got an email from baby center titled,” Your 9 month old: Week 1″ and this description could not be any more true:
“Your baby may be charmingly sociable – until someone other than you comes near. Many babies this age show signs of fear or shyness around other people, bursting into tears around someone new – or even a familiar relative! It’s a normal part of development as your baby learns to tell the difference between strangers and friends. Your baby may also have separation anxiety, fussing and crying whenever you leave his side. He knows you’re important, and doesn’t yet understand that when you leave, you’ll always come back.”
Because we live away from family, we didn’t really notice this was happening until we went to visit. It alarmed us because our easy going, play with anyone, let anyone hold him, baby, was not a screaming, fussing baby, throwing temper tantrums if the wrong person had him at the wrong time. It’s good to know that this is 100% normal and hopefully it will ease up with time.

New things that Calvin strongly dislikes:
  • Getting out of the bathtub
  • Playing nicely in his pack ‘n play for more than 5 minutes
  • Laying on his changing table
  • Getting dressed – every single time I have to change him I think of this meme:
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New things that Calvin loves:
  • Eating puffs – both the grain snacks and yogurt tabs
  • Touching things he shouldn’t touch/crawling where he shouldn’t crawl
  • A fascination with windows
  • When we kiss or pretend to kiss his hands
  • Crawling everywhere!
  • ~ 22 lbs (73%)
  • ~29 in long (76%)
  • Head circumference 47cm (93%) – he’s a smart cookie 🙂
  • Got his flu shot with no problems!
Who else has a babe around the same age? Are you experiencing some of the same changes? It’s so hard to keep up, they grow so fast!
We love you all – thanks for stopping by to catch up on Baby Calvin’s life!



{Month 8} + Posts coming to RwS this Fall

We’re officially in month 8 and I’m LATE! Technically Calvin was 8 months back on Tuesday. He is getting HUGE and turning into quite the crazy guy. The words I would use to describe him now are: determined, independent, outgoing, extroverted, observant, energetic, silly & CUTE!!! Duh.
Calvin has 1 tooth, he is learning to crawl but instead of pushing off his knees/feet he likes to go up into a plank/downward facing dog position. I told Craig I think he might go from army crawling to walking. He can say many words and is very vocal, although he probably doesn’t know he is saying them (mama, dada, hi.)
He is in getting very heavy so we bought a larger convertible carseat for my car and we keep the infant carrier in Dad’s since it’s almost impossible to carry him in the seat any longer. He is in size 4 diapers, and he has to wear overnight diapers during the night because this child. pees. so. much. He kept waking up with pee all down his front. TMI. He is in 9month+ clothing and is making my arms very strong – at least that’s what I tell myself!
He gives the sweetest hugs, “kisses”, and lunges into my arms when he sees me after work. Lastly, no, we are still not sleeping through the night. He is hit or miss – some nights are 8pm-630am and others he’s up at 12pm, 3am, 5am, etc. As soon as we were going to start sleep training, he started teething hard core …SO TBD on this. We keep hoping he’ll magically start sleeping through consistently, but we’ll see. Who has done sleep training?
Tonight we are heading to a Halloween party and Calvin is staying with his first babysitter outside of daycare & family – let’s hope he decides to be a little angel
20161022_121506^this bear doesn’t stand a chance
20161022_121539^the only dog Cal is getting for a long time20161022_121645020161022_121645^these chunky leggies are super ticklish20161022_121654^yayyy20161022_121715^loves holding his books20161022_12174920161022_121830^ballin’20161022_121900^I have a big belly, Mom

Stay tuned this fall for …
The winner of my $10 starbucks giveaway (head to my instagram to enter)
My Game day Recipe
More accessory & clothing giveaways
Our take on how daycare is going & the benefits
A day in the life of a Working mom
A Wedding planning update

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