Our little baby is 3/4 through his first YEAR of life!! How is he nine months old already??? :) We had his nine-month checkup on Friday -- and it was a glorious appointment because he didn't have to get ANY shots at this one ;) He weighed in at 19 lbs. 5 oz. and is 28 inches long. This puts him in the 25th percentile for both weight and height. His head still measures close to the 80th percentile... so he's got a lot of brains in there! :) There really isn't much else to report - he did great, and the doctor said everything looks and sounds great. We did talk about the ear infection problems he's been having -- she said if he has another one this winter, she will probably send us to a specialist to discuss doing tubes. So keeping our fingers crossed we can stay ear infection free for a long time now!!
We go back to the specialist at the U of I hospitals the first week in January to finalize the plans for getting rid of the "bump" on his neck. They still think it's nothing internal -- and will only have to do a minor procedure to cut it off so that he doesn't have the excess skin there anymore. (It is getting slightly bigger as he grows, and he'd probably hate having it there as a teenager and adult). They said there still is a possibility that once they cut it, they might see something internally that would require a more invasive surgery... but they don't think that will be the case, so we are praying they are right.
Next up -- we've slowly started offering Brandon a sippy cup with water in it. He hasn't quite learned how to drink out of it yet... but he'll learn. ;)