Thursday, August 19, 2010

Our Smart Little Cookie

Waving Bye Bye and more sounds.
Our little man is now waving bye bye, and it is just so adorable. It's so much nicer saying goodbye to him when you get that little wave. Apparently they are supposed to have learnt this skill by about 8 months, but I am still yet to find a baby who has done so. so I think that 9 months is pretty good for this little milestone. Ollie is also learning new sounds. Much to his Nonna's delight, he is now using the nononononon sounds and very often babbles Nonononononona! We are also very sure that his first proper word is going to be Jack (the dogs name). He quite often says "Ja" and lots of the time it is when the dog is around. What a clever little boy.

On Oliver's door we have his name written with some wooden letters. Usually when I walk in and out of his room with him we stop and look at the letters and I spell out the letters and then say "Oliver". Oliver has always loved looking at his name, even when he was really little he used to lie on his change mat, whilst being changed, and giggle at his name. Well in the past two weeks he has started pointed at the letters and uttering noises whenever we get close to the door. I swear he understands, so when he does it I stop and make sure to spend a little more time spelling out his name for him, and he loves it and laughs when I do it.

Pulling Up to Standing!
I'm always so amazed at how quickly babies learn and grow. It's like when they learn a new skill they think, wow I can do this! and then they just do it over and over and over again. For example, whilst at work on Monday morning, Amie (was looking after Oliver for me) rang to tell me that Oliver pulled himself up to his feet all by himself. I was so excited that I didn't even feel too sad that I missed out on seeing one of his firsts. Anyway, by the time I got home he was a pro at doing it, and just did it over and over and over again. Yesterday, when Craig got home from work, Ollie heard him opening the door and he crawled to the front door and waited for Craig to come through the door. When Craig came through the door he crawled right up to him and pulled himself up on his legs. Awwwwww that is just too cute!

More Teeth!
Oliver's third tooth is coming through! Not much to really say about it, it has been pretty pain free so far, but I don't want to jinx myself.

9 Month Weight and Height
I forgot to write in my last post about Oliver's 9 month weight and height check. Oliver's stats at 9 months were:
Height: 71cm (45th percentile)
Weight: 9 kilos (40th percentile)

Seems like the little man is starting to slow down in growth, but you could never tell, because he looks just SO chubby!!!

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