I have been meaning to do this post for a month and a half now. Rigdon USED to be 9 months and these were his stats at his check-up:
Height: 30.25" (100%ile)
Weight: 25 lbs 12 oz (>100%ile)
Head: 19 cm (95%ile)
The good news is that he has greatly slowed down the growth. He has only gained a few ounces in the last 3 months. He now weighs 26 lbs 4 oz (which is exactly what Sadie weighed at her 2 year appointment, hehe).
He has now had 3 haircuts, and not because I am obsessive about it. I don't cut it until it is hanging way down his ears. He grows hair like crazy! But it is still just a blond! Here are the boys with their matching summer cuts.
Rigdon wears size 5 diapers already and 18-24 month clothing.
He loves berries of every kind and doesn't care that they turn him blue, or red, or black.
He's a little beach bum, just like his brother. He tans really easily and doesn't even wear sunscreen unless we are going to be in the direct sun for a long time. His hair also bleaches super blond in the sun.
He is curious about everything and seems to be a very fast learner.
Our kids' new favorite meal is "long noodle soup" which is really just Ramen. Rigdon loves to slurp it in and it is so funny watching him slurp the entire noodle in, faster than I can do it!
He enjoys helping do the dishes.
He can often be found standing at the window if the older kids are playing outside. He loves being in the middle of all of the action.
He is a popcorn buddy. He lOvEs the stuff!
Rigdon and Talmage are good little friends. Here they are watching super hero shows together.
At 10 months he loves to climb the stairs, though I don't trust him to do it on his own yet. He crawls everywhere and is FAST about it. He also likes to bear crawl, up on hands and feet. He is a very good eater, though he is starting to decide that there are some foods that he doesn't like as much as others. His personality is showing more and more. He is a very happy and smiley baby, but when he gets really tired he turns kind of mean and tries to hit and whines. He is way too strong, and is frequently the cause of painful (but unintentional) pinching or scratching. He has a small amount of stranger anxiety, but it doesn't take him too long to warm up. But he seems to be a good judge of character and trusts people who are trustworthy, but doesn't trust true "strangers." He is still a bit of a mama's boy and needs a little mama-lovin' every so often. He likes to come to me for a few minutes and give me big hugs, and then he's off again to be a busy little boy. We all just L.O.V.E. him to pieces.
I've had a couple of requests for the side-by-side "Which baby am I?" comparison. So here it is. Can you guess?
5 months ago