I know, I know...Patrick turned 9 months old a few weeks ago. But, we thought we'd wait till his 9 month doctor visit had passed before posting anything about it so we could post his "stats."
We took Patrick in this afternoon for his checkup and he did great. He weighs 20 lbs 7 oz, he's 28.25 inches tall and his head has grown a full inch since last visit! The pediatrician said he looks good and his development is impressive. We also heard two nurses talking in the hall and one of them said to the other "you have to go into room 4. There is seriously the cutest little 9 month old I've ever seen. He's just precious." Of course, that made Angie and I very happy and proud, since we kind of agree with her. It probably helped that one of the new "tricks" I've taught Patrick recently is bribery. The kid can pass out tens like nobody's business.
Speaking of new fun things Patrick's doing, he's got several new skills up his sleeve. He's learned how to sign for "more" when he'd like more food. He is also clapping a lot now (which started as just sloppy signing for "more" but became clapping). This morning he learned how to climb the stairs, too. And for somebody that just picked it up today, he's already pretty darn quick when he wants to be. He needs some motivation so I put his new favorite food, puffs, a few steps above to coax him into action. And, he can wave and say "bye bye" now too (on purpose).
I put together a quick, low quality video of The Big Three skills mentioned above. Here it is...