Nine months! He is nine months old today. Here are some things to know about Elliot, at nine months:
*He likes to scootch around
*Next to scootching around, he likes Cheerios. You know how the other day I was asking about baby discipline? The answer to the question of baby discipline is "cheerios." Elliot will do anyting for some cheerios.
*Yesterday, when Shayna referred to Elliot by name, he totally stopped what he was doing and looked at her.
*Sometimes if he is fussing and he sees you make the sign for something he wants ("up," "milk") he will stop fussing and smile.
*He has, a couple of times, seemed scared of things, lately. This is totally new. Along similar lines, he's had a couple episodes of something approximating separation anxiety, which I have been very pleased we have thus far avoided, but which I must confess secretly pleased me when it happened.
*Elliot is right this moment launching a friendly assault on his favorite plant, which means I have to go.