I've missed you all.
Benjamin is doing well. We FINALLY found what I think is the right remedy for his eczema, per his homeopath. His skin hasn't been this clear and soft since he was 10 days old.
He weighed about 15 lbs 13 oz at his 9-month visit and is probably just over 16 lbs now.
We are SO slow w/ solids, lol. I tried to do some baby-led solids but he was so not interested. He'll eat some purees though, so I do about half a jar every third or fourth day or so, whenever I remember.
He wakes up either 0-1 times/night or 6-7 times/night, there is no in between with him.
But he goes back to sleep pretty easily after just nursing. His diaper is usually dry.
Speaking of diapers, anyone else ECing? I've been doing it off and on, VERY part-time, since he was about 6 weeks old. I can't read his signals at all, so I take him regularly, but not on any particular set schedule. He learns that there will be another pottytunity at some point in the very near future, so he will usually just hold it instead of telling me he has to go, lol. Or if I'm too busy or whatever, he'll just use his diaper, too. He's pretty easy-going and has pottied in every toilet that I've tried (makes it handy so I don't have to tote a little container around).
He is JUST barely hands-and-knees crawling. He doesn't have the alternating steps down yet, but instead will take a "step" with each of his hands, then a step with each of his knees, then one more step with one of his knees, then a step with his hands, then two steps with his knees, etc. lol. He won't win any races yet.
I think he said "all done" (ah dah) the other day, and so far, that's his only word. I try to sign with him, but usually I am holding him when I think about it, and don't have my free hand that I need to do the sign.
He has 6 teeth and has had those forever. I think they all came in when he was 5-6 months old.
He's learning how to "come to mama." I can get down on the floor and beckon to him and say come to mama, and he'll grin at me and start crawling. Then he'll fall on his belly and kick. Then he'll get up and get going again, and not get distracted at all until he's made it all the way to me.
Here's a fairly recent picture of him.http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...96/b072910.jpg