My baby is turning into a little boy. His hair is getting thicker, he sits up like a pro, and he loves to eat just about everything (hurray!) He's also getting a bit sassy and throws a little fit when he doesn't get his way. But to compentsate for the sassiness, he's learning to wave and give hugs and big open mouthed kisses. Such a fun stage. Still no crawling or standing on his legs, but he definitely knows what he wants and is trying to get there, so I have the feeling we're getting closer.
We had Jack's 9 month pediatrician visit this week. He is now 28 inches (45%) and 18 lbs 10 oz (25% - and that was right after a big bottle and a bowl of mac & cheese). It's funny, everyone always comments on how chunky he is due to those big kissable cheeks and round thighs, but he's really not that big. He's just perfect though. The dr said he looks fantastic, and I couldn't agree more. We don't have any more doctors appointments until AUGUST and those are just check ups with his ped and cardiologist. Oh how wonderful to have a doctor free summer after going at least every 3-4 weeks.
We also took Jack to a pediatric urologist earlier this week to discuss getting him circumcised since we weren't able to do it when he was tiny. After talking with the doctor who said it would be pretty straight forward but recommended against it, and chatting with some of my friends on Monday night who several mentioned their kids had not had it done, we have decided just to leave him like he is. Hardy's argument in favor of it is that he can name every kid in his high school who wasn't and Jack is going to have enough scars to deal with in the locker room. But the doctor said it is much less common than it used to be (which we realized was true after talking with my friends), and locker rooms are different than when we went to high school. They would have to intubate and sedate him again, and he'd be sore for a while, and we decided we just don't want to put him through one more thing. We hope he won't hate us for this decision when he's a teenager.