9 Months - Catch Me If You Can

I turned 9 months old on Tuesday. I gave Mom a real challenge in taking my picture. Now that I'm mobile, I don't have time to sit around for picture taking.

On Friday I had my 9 month well-visit. I'm now 28.5" tall and 20 lb 3 oz. Not bad for a guy who came into this world at 19.5", 9 lb. The doctor had to get out the more advanced scale since I'm too wiggley for the little baby one now. Mom was really proud of me for doing so well with my shot. After the doctor, my Friday got much better. We headed over to a playdate with Elianna, Paige, Brendan, and Maura. Then we went to a consignment sale where I got a toy drum and antique toy camera. The camera is the film type - totally old fashioned.

I loathe diaper changes and getting dressed. I just don't have time for it and it is cold. I wiggle, twist, and squirm to get away. I'm often successful. My caretakers need to be fast, creative, and very good performers. I do like some good "This Old Man" while I'm getting clean.

I'm not too fond of my car seat either. I've never been. Why should I be, stuck looking at the back of the seat many times by myself, stuck listening to ancient 80's music?!  Once we get to our destination and the straps are off, I can quickly flip and crawl out on my own.

Alden crawling away from his 9 month birthday photo session...

...no I will not sit and look at the camera...

...fine if I sit still for one moment, can I go back to playing?

Alden demonstrates how to escape a car seat once unbuckled.