9 Months Old Milestones

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”
  • Points
  • Understands “no”
  • Protests
  • 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
  • Crawls
  • 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.

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