A lot has happened so far in September and a lot more is about to happen, so I wanted to get ahead of the curve and post these photos from the first two weeks.
Nico had his 9 month visit this month, complete with vaccines for 5 diseases (diptheria, tetanus, whooping cough, HiB and polio). I had thought he wouldn’t be able to get them because he still has the sniffles (going on 3 weeks now…), but she thought he’d do fine. And he did — he had less of a reaction this time than he did last time (no fatigue, redness, or heat at the injection site). His stats are : 19 1/2 pounds, 29″ long, and 18 1/2″ head circumference. Back at 7 months he was 18 pounds, 12 ounces, 28 1/2″ long, and had an 18″ head. So he has definitely plateaued, although really he has outgrown all of the 9 month clothes and is wearing 12 month now, so that 1/2 inch and 12 ounces made a big difference.
We’ve taken advantage of this early fall weather with lots of walking trips to various libraries and parks. And we had a great visit from Aunt Denise, Uncle Robert, and Daniel and James earlier in the month. Nico loves watching his cousins! We also had to say good bye to our good friends Lara and Beth and their daughters Caroline and Cassie. Beth got a great job out in WA state and they packed up and moved out there last week. Nico will miss having a secret admirer (Cassie) and we’ll miss the whole family.
Nico has been doing well with eating, but we’re not out of the woods yet. His latest trick is to eat two or three slices of banana (in small pieces) and then toward the very end, choke and throw up everything he’s eaten. We’re taking a little break from food until his sinuses clear out, thinking that maybe his throat is just too swollen for all the stress of food.
Here are photos from the first 2 weeks of September. In the last few photos you can see him enjoying his right to vote. He was shocked to learn, however, that the members of Congress on our ballot don’t actually have a vote. Next up, photos of Nico demanding representation!