It still amazes me that in 9 short months, Joey has gone from this tiny (ok... who am I kidding, he was never exactly tiny) little helpless guy to a rolling over, sitting up, crawling, pulling up, standing on his own guy. He is interested in everything around him. it is so much fun to watch him learn and grow. He figures out toys in no time, pushing buttons and pulling on them. HE IS SO SMART! and fast. I mean you put him down and he is across the room. I'm lucky if he stops for 5 minutes because a toy has caught his attention. The more buttons, noises etc... a toy has the better.
He is so curious about his surroundings and I swear he finds the tiniest pieces of paper or fluff from a dog toy. Tonight he explored into the kitchen and found the end of the splenda packet that I must have dropped this morning when I was making coffee. He points at it with his finger, but if its not picked up quickly by mommy or daddy then its going straight to the mouth. speaking of mouths. poor kid is teething again. I think #5 with be making its debut soon. which probably means #6 isn't to far behind. We seem to get them in twos.
He had his 9 month checkup last week. He is weighing it about 22lbs and is about 30 inches long. still in that 50-75% range. He is able to eat meats now so we have had fun with that this weekend. He likes chicken, but he isn't so sure about hamburger meat. No food is safe now, because if you have it then he wants its. We were eating popcorn and watching a movie last night and he was reaching for the bowl. "NO" isn't in his vocabulary yet (but we are working on that one).