Colin had his 9 month check up yesterday and did so good! He had one shot and had to have his finger pricked for a blood sample. But with Puffs in my hand for both of these he didn't even shed a tear. This kid will do anything for Puffs or Cheerios.
He weighed in at 21lbs 6oz and 28.75 inches long. This puts him at just above average in both measurements. He has been in the 80-90th % in the past to maybe his rapid rate of growth is slowing down and he will stay in the current clothing size for a bit longer. Maybe the entire summer. That would be awesome as I just spent my Gymbucks yesterday. =)
He is growing just fine for not being too terribly interested in baby food. He will eat yogurt no problem but just isn't super interested in being spoon fed anything else. So Dr. Lowe said to just keep a few jars on hand but to offer him table food at meal times. So last night he had white chicken chili, cornbread, and peaches! He didn't touch the chicken but when he got the white beans and cornbread in his mouth he seemed to enjoy it! And canned peaches in the mesh feeder was a big hit also!
We are also starting to have some luck with a sippy cup. I only bought 5 thousand different kinds and he is finally getting the hang of one: the straw cup with his name on it (that Julie made). He doesn't drink from it much, but now instead of chewing on the straw he will suck up some water. Baby steps...
He also loves his Daddy's golf club. He spent a good part of the evening just banging it around on the driveway.