Our dear Mr. Bananas turned 9 months old recently. I'm still amazed that this charming little boy is a part of our life. He is full of fun and giggles. He still adores his big sister and she continues to be a tremendous help with him. Even his big brother is starting to realize that Mr. B. can do more than just sit. So Big Brother has been playing with him: rolling a ball, lots of hugging, playing in the same vicinity. It's been great.
Mr. Bananas continues to be on the small side. His weight at his last checkup was only 16lbs 1oz. Just 7 pounds than when we was born. I'm not overly concerned as he continues to play, listen, babble, crawl, eat food, and smile at us. His pediatrician is concerned that he keeps dropping on the chart, but as one of the SILs pointed out he might take after my Filipino side and just on the smaller side. I've tried to do what the doctor asks by feeding him all the time, but really, Mr. Bananas is not all that interested in being stuffed with food. But I keep trying.
His newest skill is communicating with us in sign language. Hubby has been teaching him simple signs: all done, more, and please. Mr. B. likes that he can tell us when he's done with his meal so that I don't keep shoving food at him. I like we have continued the trend of teaching our babies sign language. Boogie learned it and still uses a few signs when he speaks to us. We taught Bug when she was a baby, and now it's Mr. B.'s turn. I like it and I like being able to communicate with him a little better.
Mr. B. continues to crawl and while most of the time it's an army crawl, he's starting to move on all fours. We notice that he uses his right leg to push him along. He likes to try to keep up with his siblings, but if they're too fast, he will sit and holler until someone shows him some attention. No one is ever too far away. One of his favorite routines is walking Boogie to school.
When Hubby comes home from work, Mr. B. starts to flap his arms and becomes very excited to see his Daddy. Just as with the other kids, Daddy is a favorite in the house. Mr. B. is getting a little extra attention from his Filipino relatives and he's enjoying it immensely. Whenever they are around his feet never have to touch the floor and his carried adoringly around the house.
Life continues to be a joy and we enjoy our newest member immensely.