Felix is 9 months old! Already and Only all at the same time!
Felix has officially sprouted his first two teeth between last month (when they were juuuuuust poking through). I think there might be some top tooth action, but we don't have anything other than a swollen, bulging gum. Felix is quite a good eater, though, and does NOT have the patience to be fed by anyone other than himself. Sometimes, he's not even patient enough for that! He really likes the vegetable/fruit squeezies that we let the older kids have before bed, and when he sees them (and doesn't get one) he gets very upset.
Felix has been surfing the furniture and walking around with push-toys this month. I haven't seen him try to stand without holding on to anything yet, but I've heard he does it. If he starts walking this month, he'll be following the pattern of each consecutive child walking 2 months before the previous. This must be a sibling survival feature!
Felix doesn't like to be left out. He is very vocal, and insists on being heard if anyone else is talking. He doesn't feel the need to talk when it's actually quiet, though. He waits until someone starts talking and then interjects his grunts and squeals. He especially likes joining in during Mass--mostly when it's only Father talking, and not during the times when everyone joins in.
Felix really enjoys his siblings, and they really love him. Astrid seeks him out for comfort if she's upset. Sometimes all it takes is a hug to help her calm down. Gretchen gets to spend every day with him at daycare, and she seems to enjoy referring to him as her "baby." She updates me on how often he doesn't have dry pants over the course of the day. Holt likes reading to Felix (and I don't even mean pretend reading--the kid can actually read now!).
Felix is very funny, likes to sleep, and keeps us all entertained.
Happy 9 months!