9 Months

I can't believe my little rockstar is already 9 months old! He also, got his first tooth today! You can feel it, but can't quite see it yet. Well, atleast it's a battle to get him to move his tongue so I can see it (it's on the bottom right side).

Here are the milestones for 9 Months:

Most babies should be able to . . .
  • Stand while holding on to something- ALL the time! He want's to pull up on everything.
  • Look for dropped objects- Yep, he's often able to lean down and pick it up too.
  • Pull up to standing position from sitting- Again, he pulls up on everything.
  • Clap and bang objects together- He can't clap his hands, but he does bang things together a little.
  • Combine syllables into word like sounds- Yep, I think he can say mama now. It sure sounds like it, he just holds it out more than 2 syllables. Lots of 'm's and vowel sounds.
  • Separation and stranger anxiety may begin- A little bit, we'll see what happens when he starts new daycare on Monday.

Some babies will probably be able to . . .
  • Use thumb and finger pincer grasp to pick things up- Sometimes, but he uses all his fingers most of the time.
  • Walk holding onto furniture- Yes, just this morning he was holding on to his highchair and pushing it around the house.
  • Stand alone momentarily- Not yet.
  • Wave goodbye- Getting close.
  • Drop object and then looks for them- Yep.
  • Understand the word no (but usually doesn’t obey it)- Yes, he gets really mad when you get on to him about getting something he shouldn't. After about three times, he will stop reaching for whatever he shouldn't have... well, sometimes. :)
  • Begin to identify self in a mirror- I think he knows, but it's hard to tell.

Some babies could possibly be able to . . .
  • Say mama and dada to the right parents- I think he says mama to me...
  • Play patty cake- Not yet.
  • Play ball- Not yet, he'll hold a ball, but won't throw it.
  • Drink from a cup independently- Not even close. He doesn't like to hold his sippy cup.
  • Stand alone well- Not yet
  • Say one word other than mama or dada- Not yet.