Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lucas' 8 and 9 Month Pics

Here are the monthly pictures for September and October for Lucas. I just can't believe how quickly the time is flying by! Just look at this big boy--where, exactly, did my baby go???

8 Months

still has the "fluffy" hair! i love it!

later that day...yes, i do occasionally clothe my children!

being a goofball

9 Months

so happy

sitting up so straight--all grown up like

wants to climb

crazy hair!

for the record, about two weeks after this pic was taken, his hair started laying more flat! so sad! :( i guess all good things must come to an end!

what a little stinker!

At his 9 month checkup, here's where we are...

Weight: 15 pounds, 5 ounces (less than 3rd percentile, aka, not on the chart!)

Height: 27 1/2 inches (25th percentile)

For those of you who like to compare, Anthony weighed 16 pounds, 7 ounces at his 9 month checkup. He was just barely still on the growth chart at that point.

Lucas right now is a sweet-spirited boy who loves life and keeping up with big brother Anthony! He's always smiling, has a g0-with-the-flow attitude, and is downright happy 99% of the time! He love, Love, LOVES to wrestle! I will try to sit down with him and read books--talking and looking at the pictures, but before I'm even halfway done, he's squirming to get down. BUT, if I get down on my hands and knees with him he tries to climb over my whole body and just rolls right off! If I gently push him over, he's grinning from ear to ear. He thinks he can take on his Daddy too! It's so funny to watch! He's a great sleeper (7:00-7:00), and he's a champ when it comes to finger foods. I think he can out-eat Anthony some days!!! He really enjoys being outside, but we have to keep his paci in because he puts EVERYTHING in his mouth!!! I've caught him eating crumbs off the floor, lint, leaves, and playdough to name a few, although I'm sure there's more! I have to watch him like a hawk! We are working on training in obedience right now, so there's quite a bit of "Lucas, that's a no...(redirect)...this is a yes!" He's getting better! :) Oh, and did I mention, he's our go-getter?!? We call him "Mr. Determination". He never, and I mean NEVER gives up when he sets his little mind on something. Sound familiar, Bellican Family? ;) What a joy he has been! I just look at my two boys, and even though they're a handful at times, I absolutely wouldn't change a single thing! They are an absolute blessing, and I'm loving every minute!!! :)