William had his 9 month check up last week. He weighed 21 lbs and 7 oz (which was 66% on the curve) and 28 1/2 in. long (58% on the curve). Everything looked fine. He was a little low on iron so he has to be tested again next month for it. He was 10.6 in iron but I don't know what normal is. They just are going to watch it so I guess no immediate danger. The doctor said he was really standing well for a 9 monther and that she wouldn't be surprised if he went straight into walking - AH!!!! At this point he has no desire to crawl but we are working on it daily. He LOVES to stand with help though.
I finished my sunroom the other day. I have two more decorative pillows to pick up that are done but I haven't gotten by the place to get them. I will post pics when I get some good ones. I LOVE it and am so glad it is done. It was the last room to get done yet it opens up to the den so everyone who comes over sees it so it needed to be done.
We went and saw Nana and Pop today - they were great and William behaved for them. He seemed to enjoy all their Christmas musical things. We even had a discussion on whether one of their toys was a monkey or bear and later I picked it up and it made a noise. Nana was shocked. The noise was that of a monkey so problem solved.
Shug and Dada invited William over to spend the night last night. Matt and I were so excited about a night off. We dropped him off at 5:45. We even video taped it to mark this big night of his life. Matt and I then went to dinner with friends and before it was even completely over Mom called. William was having a FIT. A MAJOR FIT! He was throwing a tantrum. My sweet little William has learned to be mad and boy can he show it. He must have gotten that from Matt :) j.k. Mom had done EVERYTHING we told her to do. So we left our little get together and went to pick him up. So 3 hours later we were video taping the pick up. How funny. He slept the entire night and didn't even get up until 8:30 this morning. The dr. said he would be going through separation anxiety right now and we have seen it. If I just walk out of the room he melts. Ah... what to do. He plays great on his own but someone HAS to be in the room. I don't know what to do. Anyway, we will try spending the night with Shug and Dada again soon. Matt and I might be spending the night too so we can help him cope with it. Hopefully he will out grow some of this separation anxiety.
Matt and I are having about 10 people over next Monday for a Christmas dinner. It is just family (julie, josh, ac, mallory, beth, mom, dad, betty, betsy, nana, and pop). We did this last year. We have had so much fun planning dessert. Last year we did chocolate mouse with cool whip snowmen on top. Well they were supposed to be snowmen. They melted a little and were a little leany and not quite snowmen looking. We got a GREAT laugh out of it. SO this year, we are trying to do something that will work but be creative. We have some great ideas. Luckily Matt loves to cook and bake. He is more excited about it than I am. It is great that he wants to help and be creative.
Other than that - Merry Christmas if I don't get a chance to write again until then.