9 Months!

It’s hard to believe but Jimi turned 9 months old today! I can tell that doing his monthly photo shoot is going to continue to be more and more difficult to accomplish. Jimi is on the move and he doesn’t want to slow down, especially for me to take pictures of him. Here some of the best that I was able to get:

Are you really going to make me do this again, Mom?

I went and sat on the deck to try to keep his attention… it didn’t work very well.

Between weddings, James’ gigs, Mariner’s games, birthday celebrations, and Father’s Day festivities this last month was a pretty busy one. Jimi (and James) went to three Mariner’s games this month! If he keeps up at this rate he might actually notice what’s going on at the game by the end of the summer.

Sleepy boy at the game on Father’s Day

Jimi is still crawling and climbing everywhere! He’s also pretty good a figuring out how to manipulate things, such as, opening and closing drawers, flushing the toilet, opening his diaper champ and putting clean diapers in to it (we’ll give him the bill for those ones when he’s older). We now have locks on nearly all of our cabinets and drawers. We left the one full of pot holders open for him so he can feel like he’s getting away with something. He’s not walking yet but he is able to stand unassisted for several seconds at a time now.

Trying to fit himself into one of the storage baskets from his changing table

This month he got to chow down on his first real strawberry, orange slice and pickles. If we cut it up into pieces for him to eat he’s not interested but he’ll put the whole thing in his mouth. He absolutely loves pickles! I think the rubbery feeling feels good on his gums. He just gnaws on them whole and sucks the juice out. He is not a fan of sourdough bread. I’m going to work on giving him more “real” finger foods this month as Jimi is becoming less and less interested in us feeding him and more and more interested in trying to eat our food.

Mmmm Pickles

Eating a strawberry

In the great tooth watch of 2011, Jimi still has nothing! He has been chomping down hard and gummy on everything for the last 6 months but yet he still has nothing to show for his hard work and pain. I did just learn that James did not get any teeth until he was a few years old and they say it’s hereditary. I really hope not for Jimi’s sake! Jimi is now sleeping through the night pretty regularly. He goes to bed around 8 and sleeps until 5 or 6, drinks a bottle and then goes back to sleep for another hour or so. He is also FINALLY napping in his crib. It’s great to be able to get stuff done while he’s napping now.

Jimi had a cold that lasted almost two weeks this month. Poor little guy was wheezy, coughing, and full of snot. We took him into the clinic twice to have him looked at. His pediatrician is amazing and very understanding of worried first time parents. He has a 9month check up with more shots but not until July 11th, so I’ll post and update after that.

Jimi and his friend Miles

Jimi and his friend Carmen

High chair sleepin’