The Little Monster just had his 9 month birthday. He was actually in for 40+5, so he still hasn't quite been out in the world for as long as he was baking, but still. Need to fill out his baby book for this month (have to add that to the long ass list on my fridge).
Anyway, where he is now.
He's 29.5 inches tall, and despite our bathroom scale being a huge liar and saying he's 25lbs, he's actually only 21. He's dropped to the 60th percentile for weight and Doc says that's great, as he was a little overweight while getting ready for his last growth spurt. Still not really eating solids. He has 8 or 9 (or maybe 10) teeth, and given that and his size, looks older than he is.
He's taken a few (I think a total of 7-8 in his whole life) completely unassisted steps, and I suspect the only thing really holding him back now is that he's not confident with walking yet. He can crawl really fast. He also pulls up on everything, and can climb on top of stuff (he recently pushed his push-toy over to the baby gate so he could stand on it in an attempt to climb over). He's also pointing, waving and playing peek-a-boo.
Mostly, this monster is a super bubbly, excitable little monkey. He babbles constantly, laughs easily and has a ridiculous sense of humour, which is so delightful and I hope he will never lose (being hit in the face with a cushion accompanied by the word "Bleb" is hilarious; having his feet sniffed is hilarious; smacking the shit out of the computer keyboard while being told "no" in a stern voice is the funniest, best thing in the entire world; hitting people in the face with water bottles is also highly entertaining)
That's not everything, but I think it's enough of an update for now, without getting overly specific. Anyway, I think I'm in love.