Yes, Eric can climb the stairs.
Yesterday morning I was folding laundry in the basement while the boys played in the family room.Â I noticed that Grant had gone upstairs (by the shifting of his very noisy voice) and so I went to make sure he wasn’t getting into any trouble.Â I looked around and didn’t see Eric in the family room, so I expected to see him on the landing, or on the first couple steps.Â Instead, his gummy smile was staring down at me from the top of the stairs.Â I tried asking Grant if he had helped Eric up the stairs, but he isn’t quite good at giving good answers (or should I say telling on his brother…i am sure that will get better).Â I told Chad about it when he got home from the gym and he decided he would try to get video proof that Eric could do it, and I guess he really can.Â Oi…not sure if I am ready for another toddler and it is coming WAY too quick!
As for Eric’s 9 month appointment, Dr. Roughley took a look at his stats and said “It looks like the whole family is slimming down”Â (Chad and I have been working out at the gym several times a week).Â Her other comment was that Eric probably wasn’t going to be as big as his brother.
Weight: 20 lbs 5.5 ounces (50th Percentile)Â
Length:Â 32 or 33 inches (I can’t remember exactly and I don’t have the paper in front of me) which was the 25th percentile.Â
A few random things about Eric for us to remember:
- Still breastfeeding 4-5 per day and usually doing cereal 3 times per day.Â The past few days, however, he only wants to nurse and could care less about his cereal.Â He’ll eat it if I sit him in my lap and hold his arms down so that he can’t grab at the spoon.Â Apparantly he thinks he should feed himself (although he won’t do that either when I give him small pieces of food…go figure).
- He is crawling up stairs (as mentioned already), pulling himself up on furniture,Â repeating da da and ma ma, crawling on all fours, and taking steps along furniture.Â
- Taking a very short morning nap (about 20-30 minutes) and then sleeping for 2-3 hours in the afternoon (at the same time as Grant).
- LOVES to play with his brother.Â I just think it is so sweet to watch the two of them interact.Â My most recent favorite was watching them play in Eric’s crib together.Â Grant taught him how to jump on the bed, and now every time Eric stands in his crib he will jump up and down.Â I’m sure the next thing Grant teaches him will be how to climb out…I better make sure that doesn’t happen any time soon!