It’s so hard to believe this little guy is nine months old! You don’t fully comprehend how fast time flies until you have a baby. Fisher grows and learns in front of my eyes. Let’s take a look at what I can anticipate happening in his ninth month of life….
- Makes a lot of different sounds mixing consonants and vowels
- Copies sounds and gestures
- Increased imitation of speech sounds, may say or imitate “mama” or “dada”
- Understands “no”
- Comprehends some familiar words and simple requests
- Listens when spoken to
- Loves to drop things and watch
- Plays peek-a-boo
- Looks for hidden objects
- Persists in efforts to obtain desired objects
- Mouths everything
- Moves things easily between hands
- Develops pincer grasp
- Self feeds finger foods
- Assumes sitting position and sits without support
- Pulls up to stand
- Stands with support
- Extends arms to familiar person
- Clingy with familiar adults
- Stranger anxiety
We are definitely experiencing stranger anxiety and object persistence! Fisher doesn’t have teeth yet but he randomly woke up at midnight last night and I had to give him a bottle to get him back to sleep, wondering if this is a sign?!?! Ugh, heard teething is a beast!
It’s important to note that all babies are different and develop in their own time. Talk with your child’s pediatrician if you have any questions.