Enzo – 9 months


Our boy is 9 months old!  He is such a good baby.  He’s been very busy lately, ever since he started going forward in his walker.  We call it many different things – scooter, car, buggy.  And it usually makes me start singing a song that has the word “drive” in it.

“Baby you can drive my car”

“Beep beep, beep beep, yeah!”

He is all over the place in it, and he’s really good at turning himself around.  I like it because the bottom frame is just wide enough that it keeps things out of his reach, like the fireplace grate, cords attached to the computer (he’s like a puppy, chews cords), or the oven.  But it doesn’t prevent him from touching yucky things, like the recycling bin or the toilet (groooooss!).  Baby proofing needs to happen sooner than I think.

tickles from sister

Bedtime is still difficult.  Well, not necessarily bedtime, though he has had a rough past week with it.  But more specifically, the fact that he isn’t sleeping through the night.  I am still up a few times to nurse or give him his pacifier so he’ll fall back to sleep.  He is still swaddled at night time and he seems to be fighting against that lately too.  But if I try to let him have arms free than it seems like he doesn’t get back to sleep as easy during the night.  He flails.  I’m not sure what we’ll have to do to break him of the swaddle.  I’m sort of hoping he’ll just grow out of it, as soon as he realizes he can roll over (still not doing that yet either) then he won’t want to be immobilized like that, and we’ll just know it’s time.  Maybe that’s wishful thinking.  It made me feel better when our pediatrician shared that she also swaddled her son until he was like 10 months old.  I’ve had a couple people recommend that we try the cry it out method, assuring that it only took their own child a few nights before they figured it out.  I can handle a few nights of crying if it means that after that I’ll be able to enjoy uninterrupted sleep again.  I don’t even remember the last time I got 6 hours straight.


At his 9 month checkup with Dr. Jenny, he weighed 21 lbs. 12 oz.  And he measured 29 1/4″ long.  He is in the upper percentiles in everything according to the charts.

looking for sister

He has the two bottom teeth that are coming in quite nicely.  And the top teeth are there as well, he has the two left ones in and the right canine, but the right front tooth is still just under the surface.  He is eating lots of solid baby food and some little vegetable puff things that Gerber makes.  And he LOVES potatoes.  Sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes – he doesn’t care.  We have introduced the sippy cup with water but he hasn’t quite gotten the hang of it yet.  He doesn’t know to tip it all the way up in order for water to come out.  And the cup I bought is so spill-proof that it’s virtually drink-proof too.  He has to suck pretty hard, like a bottle.  If you have a glass though, he loves to grab it and put it to his mouth like he knows what he’s doing.  So I think he’ll be really fond of the sippy cup, once he figures it out.


I can hardly believe that in three months he’ll celebrate his 1st birthday.  I predict some really big milestones happening over the next couple months.  I am very lucky that I get to enjoy him all day, every day.

Happy 9 months sweet boy! We love you!


  • Kira says:

    I bet he is having so much fun exploring the house!

    Can you believe Pearl will be 2 months already tomorrow? They grow up so fast!

  • Gramdpa Bill says:

    Oh My, what a handsome lad you are raising. I am so happy for this blog so that you can share these precious memories with family and friends. Enzo is growing so fast right before our eyes. You make me so proud to be a Grandfather. 2 Grandsons and 2 Granddaughters. I am so blessed.

    • Melissa says:

      Aww, thank you! Your grandchildren are also the blessed ones : ) I can’t wait until you and Enzo can play some baseball in the yard! I’m thinking by spring he’ll be ready to learn how to catch!

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