Weight/Length- 20 1/2 pounds-ish and 28.5 inches-ish
Eating- Little buddy (who Matt now calls “THE DEEK” with a really deep voice) continues to pound out the food. I am seeing small trends of weaning himself off of b-milk. There are some days where he isn’t as interested and would rather water, and there are some days that it seems like every 4 hours he wants more. Favorites this month are grapes, blueberries, carrots, chicken, black beans, yogurt and banana.
Bedtime/Awake- Deacon sleeps 11 hours at night (7:30-6:30). I wish that he was up more around 7:30, but it’s hard to fight the natural clock when he shares a room with brother. If he is awake, I try to go get him so big brother can rest a little longer. THE DEEK takes a small hour nap from 9:00-10:00 and then a 2/3 hours nap from around 1:00-4:00. He loves his blankets as much as Noah loved his pacifier. He has two breathable ones in his crib that he rubs to self soothe. It melts my heart.
Clothes- 9 month clothes, 9-12 months, 12 months
Dislikes- new this month- he hates to have his diaper changed and be pinned down. He is a man on a mission and doesn’t want anything holding him down. Boy oh boy can it be frustrating. It’s a constant battle and a completely fake fuss. Once he is done being changed, you would never know anything was wrong. You would think that he would realize that a clean bum is a happy bum.
Deacon doesn’t like to be told no. He loves all cords and the dog’s water bowl. He throws a little tantrum when he is quickly removed from situations that could cause trouble. He is strong willed when it comes to knowing what he wants. I love his determination. He gives this grin that says “just watch me mom- I got this”.
Likes- Noah- oh boy does he love Noah. He is constantly watching Noah and wanting to do what he does. He is pulling up on things and moving around-just to be by brother’s side. It’s the best. I caught them a couple nights ago awake (way too late 9:30 pm) in their room reading stories. Noah had a book by the nightlight and Deacon was looking over his crib at the pictures- listening to him. Guys, it was the best. I can see this relationship and the role each of them will play. Brothers are something special I tell you.
Deacon loves to be outside. He loves to army crawl and play with the water bowl (like I mentioned earlier). Bath time is by far his favorite time of the day. He squeals with delight every time and has his “favorite tub toys”. When not playing in the bathtub, Legos are the favorite toy amongst the two boys right now. Noah loves to build and Deacon loves to tear it down. It's pretty funny- we like to see how fast we can build and how fast Deacon can demolish.
Deacon is a daddy’s boy. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen him reach for Daddy and light up when Matt enters the room. They have this special relationship that I absolutely adore. THE DEEK’s personality is really similar to Matt’s – they are both observers who study everything. They don’t want to be the center of attention but hate to be left out. They also look identical, so it kind of works out nicely.
Favorite memories of the month- We decorated the boys room to now include Deacon and it’s so cute! I felt like before that Deacon was just a guest because his pictures were nowhere and his name wasn’t to be found. Now Deacon has a claim in the room. I'll post pictures soon.