It is possible, but by no means certain, that Alon uttered his first word today at breakfast. I haven’t been able to get him to repeat it, so it may have just been an aberration in his consonant-vowel-repetitions.
Still, what he said sounded an awful lot like…ba-na-na.
No surprise there, eh?
Today was a big day for Alon. In the morning we headed to his pediatrician’s office for a slightly belated 9-month checkup. No shots this time around, thankfully – just a few measurements and a chat with the doctor. Here’s what we found out when we were there:
Alon is now 27.75 inches tall (almost 50% as tall as his mother); 17 lbs 7 oz, and has a 44cm/14.5 inch head circumference. He remains in the same percentiles all around – 25% for weight and head circumference, 50% for height (enjoy it while it lasts, kiddo). According to the doctor, Alon can eat anything except honey at this point (honey poses a botulism risk for children under the age of 1). Alon was very happy to hear that.
Believe it or not, Alon has now been outside the womb longer than he was in. It is kind of hard for me to wrap my head around, but it’s the truth. Pretty amazing…
Anyway, his 9th month was full of adventures, too numerous to recount here. A couple of highlights: 2 weeks in Woods Hole with Sabba and Savta, runs with Ima in the used jogging stroller we recently bought, and lots of finger foods. New on Alon’s list: eggplant, rice crackers, and turkey meatballs. Actually, at this point he eats pretty much everything, with the exception of avocado. He has gotten very good at feeding himself in the last few weeks.
Rather than regale you with tales of recent adventures, I am going to simply inundate you with pictures. Without further ado, here is Alon over the past month: