Monday, May 7, 2012

Delightful Dallin!

I feel somewhat of a slacker in terms of blogging about Dallin. I'm pretty sure I blogged way more about Addie at this age. Well, here's an overdue update on Dallin!

Munchkin man is 9 months now and we just went in to his doctor appointment. He is:
                       ~27 1/2 inches tall (13%)
                       ~16.15 lbs. (7%)
                       ~17 3/4 in the head (50%)

which is super funny because Addie was:
                        ~27 1/4 inches tall (50%)
                        ~15.10 lbs. (5%)
The percentile stuff doesn't really make any sense to me, but they are about the same considering  only being 4 oz apart on birth weight. Also like Addie, we got a nice lecture on how he is underweight and needs to be fattened up etc. etc.. Although that is always somewhat depressing to hear, the only good that has come from this is that I have can see how close Addie was and know that this just may be how our kids grow. Also, from talking to other moms, I am feeding him about the same as other mom's whose babies are the same age. So, whatever!

Dallin is super active and it's so fun to see how different he and his sister have been. Although Addie was walking by this point, Dallin is getting closer but has more interest in climbing! It has been catching me off guard every time he figures out how to climb something new! He can climb up our kid rocking chair, steep stairs, kid plastic chairs all by himself and the couch and adult rocking chair whenever there is something against it to step up first. 

Dallin is also the best baby anyone could ever ask for! He still goes peacefully to sleep when I rock him, smiles constantly, and thinks everything is hilarious! I pet the cat- he laughs, Addie dances- he laughs, I make a silly noise- he laughs. Dallin is such a fun person to be around because of his cheerful attitude, I can see him being one of those "likable" personalities others are drawn to and enjoy being around.
Mister Man is into clapping a lot lately. He will bust out clapping randomly throughout the day and always gets this big grin on his face! He also loves this 1970's baby "walker" I found at a garage sale! He is so funny because he walks like he's got somewhere important to be (with a little lizard walk flare!) and when it crashes against a wall, he'll go to the front of it and push it backwards! He can do this forever!! 
 Some extra things about Dallin, he just broke in his second tooth and the doctor said his top gums were swollen, so we are expecting to see the debut of two more teeth soon! Dallin is pretty loud too! He constantly jabbers and loves to make random outbursts! Also, as wonderful as Dallin is, he does become a little tricky after 7pm with anyone besides ME. For whatever reason, he will scream and cry (which he never does) if I'm not around. As much of a compliment that is, it does make it difficult when I want to go to book club, relief society activities, ice cream trips, go on a date, you get the idea. Hopefully he grows out of that, because Jared pretty much refuses to watch him anymore because he instantly cries and there is nothing Jared can do that will comfort him. Hmmm....mama's boy???

We just love our little guy! His cheeks are just begging for kisses, and he's more than happy to allow me to ambush him with loves most times! We are so happy to have him in our house and apart of this family, he brings so much cheer and laughter and is a good brother and balance with Addie! How we love our Dallin!


Matthew and Shanna said...

Such cute pictures of Dallin. How interesting that he is into climbing more than walking!

Meredith Williams said...

I feel like our boys are identical in everything! They are definitely so different than boys! I love that you have so many cute pictures of Dallin, he really does have a cute smile!