on the charts.

it is surreal that james is 9 months old. while pregnant 9 months seemed like forever. no sleep, sober, aching body, whale like, recording breaking heat wave 9 months. now that james is here it just doesn't seem like he could possibly be that old. okay, i'm aware that the first several, sleep deprived weeks were gone before i knew anything but the past months have been moving just as quick, if not faster. james is now completely aware of his surroundings, is sprouting 4 teeth and is getting his own unique little personality. hook, line and sinker. he's got me wrapped around his little finger.

on thursday, april 15th, we took james to his 9 month check up. 9 months exactly.
26.6 pounds. he made the charts!!! finally. he is in the 97th percentile. skinny boy. they said he was the average weight for a 16 month old baby but we're buying 18 month clothes so obviously there is some room for error. :) james is also getting taller! he is measuring a whopping 29.5 inches long, which is in the 85th percentile. his head circumference is 18 inches but we thought he had a big noggin. overall the doctor's visit was smooth sailing. no shots, no tears and no bad news.

although, i did win the bet i didn't get a sweet prize. mr. hale thought james weighed 30+ pounds and i guessed 27. i wish we would have made the wager and placed a firm hand shake on the deal. i could be having a dinner at my favorite restaurant or a girl's night or something for being right. i was right. i love being right.

happy 9 month birthday, baby james. you are 3/4 of a year old. it is true that time flies when you're having fun. we are obviously having a blast with you.


  1. Our sons are exact opposites of one another! Liam...the 16 month old.. is in the .27% in weight, and the average weight of a 9 month old. Little James...the 9 month old...is the average weight of a 16 month old. I love it!!!!!!! And you should always make a wager with Mr. Hale, because let's face it....women are always right!!!!!