Last Friday, Austin paid a visit to Ms. Nancy for his 9 month check up. He wasn't due for any shots but did get his big toe pricked to check his hemoglobin levels which came back normal. He has slowed down on his growth. His stats were as follows:
Heigh: 29 1/4 in ---> 60%
Weight: 21 lbs 3 oz ---> 60%
Head: 45 1/2 cm ---> 50%
He is developing normal. I spoke to Nancy about him not sleeping through the night. I know he can do it but after all the ear infections in May, he regressed and wakes up one, sometimes two times a night. This is leaving me very exhausted. We had tried once letting him cry it out but after an hour, I went ahead and fed him and hadn't tried to do it again till last night. she said to not go up there to his room and let him cry for as long as 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Last night was night one. He woke up about 12:45pm and cryed for about 2 hrs. I fell back asleep but Todd was awake for most of it. Although the monitor is turned off, you can hear him all the way down stairs with his door shut! After going back to sleep, he didn't wake up till 8am. Tonight i hope that if he wakes up he won't cry or won't cry long. I know he can do it.
Some other things Austin's been up to are clapping his hands, cuising along more easily, loves splashing in the pool, eating just about anything (we have started some table food: rice, guac, potatos, bread, cheese) and drinking about 30 oz of milk a day which is every 2 1/2 hrs.