Always on the move!
He was really laying there "reading".
The tongue is ALWAYS out!
Cole turned 9 months old today...to say that outloud just shocks me...9 months old??? He is such a busy boy. Cole is NEVER still, in fact Ms. Debra says that sometimes she just picks him up so he will rest for a few minutes while he is with her. He is crawling everywhere, especially everywhere he is not supposed to be. He likes playing with door stops and antagonizing the dogs the most. When I cook dinner, he rolls around on the kitchen floor with the dogs and "fights" with them over his toys. He is still combat crawling except when he doesn't realize he is up on all fours and he wants to get to something that is up high.
He is pulling up on all of the furniture, baby gates, and even his crib. This morning when we looked into the video monitor he was standing up in his crib. Needless to say I haven't seen Dan move that fast in a VERY long time. When I took Cole to his doctor's appointment this morning, Dan stayed home and lowered his bed to the lowest level :)
Cole is calling me MAMA and Dan DADA...he said MAMA first by the way...smart, smart boy. He has 2 more top teeth and is gnawing on everything. He is eating more and more "real" food every single day. His favorite meal is pancakes and scrambled egg yolks, but he likes sliced turkey, frozen veggies, and of course Cheerios and Goldfish. He has started sweeping his food off of his tray and to his dogs...makes for a fun mess to clean up. I let him try everything we eat, but tend to stick to the easy, soft things so far.
Cole is a BIG boy. He is 26lbs 12oz and 32 1/4 inches long. He is just starting to wear 24 month clothes. Dr. Millar said he is the size of most 15 month olds - thank goodness he is a boy!
Dan is starting to really enjoy his time with Cole because he is so active now. He wrestles with his dad on the living room floor and plays his games with him. As soon as the weather gets warmer, we can't wait to take him to the zoo, park, and all of the fun places around Austin. He is so observant and constantly in everybody's "business". His new favorite game is hiding things from us. He takes his little toys and puts them in places - like on top of the TV speaker, under his toy box, through the baby gates to the dogs, and even in the DVD player. I caught him with his little pointy index finger opening and shutting the DVD player one night, and then his little piggy bank coin was laying in the middle of it when I went to clean up for the night. BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!
I have a countdown ticker on my Facebook page that counts down the days until Cole's first birthday. It said 3 months today...how is that even possible?