Friday, July 20, 2018

Tatum Beau: Nine Months

We went back to the doctor yesterday for Tatum's 9 month checkup and he did great - wanted to play with the tape measure, crawl all over the table, hold all the doctors "toys" and such.  He weighs 19 pounds and 12 ounces (52nd percentile) and is 2 feet 4 inches tall (48th percentile).   We go back again at 12 months.


Wearing 6-9 month as well as 6-12 month outfits! Still in size 3 diapers... After a few overnight incidents we did start using size 4 baby dry for overnights.


7:30-8: Wakeup
8-8:30: Breakfast (baby food, puffs) then bottle
8:30-9:30ish: Playtime 
9:30/45-11ish: Naptime
Noon: Lunch bottle and puffs
*Misc. activities - play, errands, pool, time at the office, etc.*
2:30/3: Bottle then nap
4/4:30: Up from nap and playtime 
5: Dinner (baby food, puffs) then bottle
6:30: Small bottle 
8ish (sometime before, sometimes after): Bedtime 

We try to get as close to this schedule as we can - sometimes bed is later depending if we're out, sometimes the bottles and meals differ a little if we're doing errands, etc. and there is a ton of playing mixed in there.


He still loves his bottles! We usually do every three hours but that can depend on what "food" he's eaten.  He's been doing much better with baby food lately - always a breakfast and dinner and sometimes some puffs for a lunchtime snack.

He's tried many varieties of pouches/baby food packs and does better being spoon fed now too - he has to be hungry so the doctor suggested doing breakfast first thing and then the bottle after - same for dinner.  He just started loving the baby puffs.

In addition to the baby food he's tried (and liked) avocado and tiny pieces of strawberry, mango, watermelon.


He's done pretty well this month especially with a few travels.  We had a bit of sleep regression (or adjusting to sleeping in other cribs/pack n plays) where he'd wake up once or twice for a quick rocking then go back down.  When we were away we had to co sleep most mornings for about an hour or so but for the most part he makes it from bedtime at 8ish until wake up between 7-8am.


Playing with anything, touching anything he can, playing with plastic cups, kicking in the pool


Smiling, sucking on a pacifier and holding one at the same time, flirting with anyone who smiles at him, sitting on daddy's shoulders, pulling the dishtowel off the oven hook


Being over tired, having a toy (or item - hair brush, kitchen spoon, etc.) taken away from him if he's happily playing with it.


He helped his dad celebrate his first Father's Day!

He really notices who Mommy and Daddy are and sometimes reaches for them as opposed to being held by somebody else if he's fussy.

Responds to his name and knows if he's being talked to.

Celebrated his first Fourth of July and celebrated all week with a trip to the lake, two BBQ's at home and then a few days at the beach.  He saw his first fireworks and was very into them.

Started walking pushing his toy walker and holding onto it.


He had his first weekend stay at the lake and did great! We set up a playpen for him on the shore outside in the shade and also a little blow up pool on the dock for him to splash in.  He had a few other lake weekends as well.

Had his seventh and eighth plane rides and went on a week long trip to California staying in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills (and getting LOTS of pool/play time!)  He did great on the plane both ways and did a good job keeping himself entertained and staying quiet... for the most part! 

Plays well by himself with his toys in the playroom - looks up and gives a lot of smiles!

Has had many pool days and really enjoys floating in his float now in addition to just splashing and playing with his toys.

He had his first meal (just baby food) out at a restaurant in a high chair and did great! Vanilla ice cream as a reward.


  1. 9 Months already - can't believe it!! I love that he is so aware of your and your husband and wants to be consoled by you!! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  2. He is growing so fast and always looks like such a happy boy!! He's such a cutie pie!

  3. this little happy traveler! so cute. his expressions make me laugh - he's already the life of the party i can tell. happy 9 months tatum!

    xoxo cheshire kat