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Working Mom of a Nine Month-Old Seeks Nap!

Whew!  As you may have seen, I haven't written a baby blog for a while.  Partly because I took on a new role here at KHQ - I've moved from promotions to the online division - but mostly, my lack of time for writing comes from the fact that I'm the mother of an almost 9 month-old infant! 

Victor is on the go more than ever!  He's just inches away from crawling, he's eating pureed solids and bringing home every cold and bug that circulates around him!  He outgrew his 6-month clothes by the time he was 6 and 1/2 months.  At 20lbs now, he's our adorable little man!  I can't believe that tiny little baby (or even that lumpy bump in my tummy) has turned into this adorable, growing baby boy! 

He "talks" a lot and tries out new sounds and faces all of the time.  "Dad dad dad" is a favorite sound, although I don't know if he understands what it means.  I taught him how to clap last weekend - now, whenever I say, "yaaaaay!" he'll give a round of applause.  We make sure to positively reinforce good behavior and accomplishments with lots of applause. 

One of Victor's favorite toys has become the family piano.  He loves to poke at the keys with his fingers, and yes, like any other child - bang on them with his fists.  For both, he still gets a round of applause. 

Feeding has become such a challenge - he wants to do it himself, but by "do it himself" we really mean "grab the spoon and fling it to the floor".  There isn't much spoon-to-mouth action when we give him the reigns.  His appetite for new foods is growing, though - as is my ability to use my "BabyCook" that I got for Christmas! 

I've been trying to plan a playdate with a group of moms, but lately I've been so busy - fighting off illnesses and trying to keep up with the usual household chores is next to impossible! 

You may have seen Victor and I in the khq.com promo that's been running for the past few months - he's the only baby there...see if you can spot us! 

Vic also experienced his first "swim"...I've posted some pictures so you can see just how much our little man has grown...

...and I'll hopefully find some time to write more soon (or sneak a nap in sometime)!

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